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Linda Waldron


Linda Waldron

Associate Professor
Faculty Director of Academic Success

Luter Hall 168
(757) 594-8722
lwaldron@cnu.edu

Education

  • Ph D in Sociology, Syracuse University
  • MA in Communication (TV/Radio/Film), Syracuse University
  • MA in Sociology, Syracuse University
  • BA in Sociology and Political Science, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Teaching

Sociology of Education, Media and Popular Culture, Socialization, Multicultural Education, Research Methods

Research

Youth Violence, Bullying, Inequality in Education, Social Problems and the Media, Social Media Use Among Emerging Adults

Biography

Linda M. Waldron, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Faculty Director of Academic Success at Christopher Newport University. She is a qualitative researcher, specializing in studies about education, youth violence, school discipline policies, bullying, race-class-gender inequalities, and the media. Her research has been published in several scholarly journals, including Youth & Society, Sociology Compass, Sociological Studies of Children & Youth, The Popular Culture Studies Journal, and Humanity & Society. Her more recent work focuses on cyberbullying, inequities related to post-secondary educational attainment, and social media use among teens and emerging adults. Prior to coming to CNU, she worked as a TV News Producer in Atlanta. She completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at Syracuse University with the support of an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women and a Mass Media Fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She also holds a M.A. in Sociology and a M.A. in Radio/TV/Film Production, both from Syracuse University, and a B.A. in Sociology from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania.

  • Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring, CNU Alumni Society. (2014)
  • Nominee, Teaching Award, Faculty Senate. (2011)
  • Book Review
    (2018 ). Review of Burning Dislike: Ethnic Violence in High Schools. American Journal of Sociology. Volume, 123. Issue, 4.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    "It's Not Real Until It's On Facebook": Social Media Use Among Emerging Adults.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2014 ). “Cyberbullying: The Social Construction of a Moral Panic". Studies in Media and Communication Series. Volume, 8. Pages, 197-230.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2014 ). Relational aggression on film: An intersectional analysis of Mean Girls.. The Popular Culture Studies Journal. Volume, 2. Pages, 5-34.
  • Book Review
    (2013 ). Gender, Sexuality and the Endemic Nature of Youth Violence. Qualitative Sociology. Volume, 36. Issue, 2. Pages, 227-230.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2012 ). Macho Cops, Corner Boys and Soldiers: The Social Construction of Race and Masculinity on HBO’s The Wire. McFarland. Pages, 28.
  • Book, Chapter in Textbook-New
    (2012 ). "Public Sociology Assignments".
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    (2010 ). Girls are Worse: Drama Queens, Ghetto Girls, Tomboys and the Meaning of Girl Fights. Youth and Society. Volume, 42. Issue, 1. Pages, 37.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2009 ). Teaching and Learning Guide for: Cultural Approaches to Youth Violence. Sociology Compass. Volume, 3. Issue, 6. Pages, 1039-1047.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    “The Benefits and Challenges of Introducing Western Education into Maasai Communities in Kenya.”. Sociological Focus.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2005 ). The Messy Nature of Discipline and Zero Tolerance Policies: Negotiating Safe Schools among Inconsistencies, Structural Constraints and the Complex Lives of Youth. Sociological Studies of Children and Youth. Volume, 11. Pages, 81-114.
  • Linda Waldron, Michael Kuhs, Courtney Gardner, Joe Baker, Scott Barlow, Stephen Dean, 2018 Gang Reduction Conference, "Cycles of Dysfunction," Christopher Newport University. (2018)
  • Linda Waldron, 54th Annual Children's Mental Health Symposium, "Not All of it is Bad: The Positive Side of Social Media," VCU Hospital, Richmond, VA. (2016)
  • Linda Waldron, Society for the Study of Social Problems, "Educational Problems: Policy, Curriculum and Reform," Seattle, WA. (2016)
  • Linda Waldron, Newport News Public Library: Parent Workshop, "Understanding and Presenting Cyberbullying," NNPL. (2015)
  • Linda Waldron, "Cyberbullying 2.0 for Youth Development Professionals," Hanover County, VA. (2014)
  • Linda Waldron, Suicide Prevention Week, "Understanding and Preventing Cyberbullying," Portsmouth, VA. (2014)
  • Linda Waldron, 13th Annual Faculty Conference on Teaching and Scholarship, ""When Class Becomes a Therapy Session: How to Teach Sensitive Topics without Getting Off Track"," CNU. (2013)
  • Linda Waldron, VA Community Services Board Annual Meeting, "Facing the Challenges of Cyberbullying for Mental Health Practioners: Workshop on Laws and Policies Related to Social Media," Virginia Beach, VA. (2013)
  • Linda Waldron, One Movement, One Voice, ""Prevalence of Relational Aggression between Girls"," Chesapeake, VA. (2012)
  • Linda Waldron, National Communication Association Annual Meeting, ""The Moral Panic Surrounding Mediated Aggression Among Young Women in Popular News Media."," San Francisco, CA. (2010)
  • Linda Waldron, Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, "“Using Promises to Teach Students about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and Prejudice Reduction Theories.”," Atlanta, GA. (2010)
  • Linda Waldron, Jane Rochmes, Laine Briddell, Jaime Harris, Earl Riggins, "Perceptions of Career and Technical Education," Sponsored by Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
  • Linda Waldron, Jane Rochmes, Laine Briddell, Jaime Harris, Earl Riggins, "Perceptions of Career and Technical Education," Sponsored by Newport News Shipyard
  • Linda Waldron, Jane Rochmes, Laine Briddell, Jaime Harris, Earl Riggins, "Perceptions of Career and Technical Education," Sponsored by Southern Company Gas
  • Linda Waldron, "Research Symposium Grant," Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Delta
  • Linda Waldron, "Electronic Aggression: How youth use new media to harass, threaten, and intimidate their peers," Sponsored by College of Social Sciences

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