In her work with labor unions, Dahlia credits the Sociology program in helping her navigate perspectives and understand where people were coming from, helping her to develop win-win situations in managing conflicts. As a teacher, she credits faculty in the Sociology program for helping her to develop a strong ability to compare and contrast. Dahlia notes that she couldn’t have received a better education anywhere else and that “choosing the University of Arkansas was the best honor ever”.
Dr. Rocio Paez is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Her research and teaching interests include criminological theory, the intersection of race, immigration, and crime, and the role that networks and institutions play in neighborhood crime. In line with her research focus, her dissertation consisted of a macro-level analysis of the influence of military presence on crime rates in American communities.
Mattie Harris said ''I am majoring in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Middle East studies and minoring in Arabic. I have such a wide range of studies. I have always had a passion for the Middle East and public service. I was fortunate to find a degree plan that satisfied these passions, while graduating on time. I am looking forward to the endless possibilities that will arise out of my studies''.