Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

Angela Orend, MA

Prof. Orend graduated from the Department of Sociology at the University of Louisville with her MA in 2004.  Her research focuses on issues of commodificaton with respect to the body and popular culture.  Specifically, her research explores the sociological factors underlying the increasing popularity of corporate logo tattoos as a form of postmodern consumption.  She has recently published this research with the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography.  Additionally, she has worked with Dr. Mark Austin and Dr. Patricia Gagne' examining the commodification of the biker in American culture. |  (502) 852-8043  |  122 Lutz Hall

Andrea Koven, ABD

Prof Koven has been serving as a visiting lecturer for the Department of Sociology for more than two decades and, as she enters retirement, will teach occasionally for us an adjunct faculty.  She earned her MA in sociology and is an ABD in sociology from Iowa State University and Prof. Koven and her husband, Dr. Steve Koven recently had their book, entitled Growth, Decline and Regeneration in Large Cities: A Case Study Approach, published by Rutledge. 

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Jonetta Weber, PhD

Dr. Weber is the Director of Academic Services in the Department of Sociology and an adjunct faculty member in both Sociology and in Sport Administration.  She completed her BA in humanities (classics), MA in linguistics, MEd in sport administration, and PhD in education administration (sport administration) at the University of Louisville. Her areas of interest include sport (history of sport, sport and academics), animals and society, and food and society.  She has taught courses in sociology (Sociology of Sport, Social Context of Aging, Sociology of Death and Dying, and Animals & Society) and in sport administration (Sociology of Sport, Athletics in Higher Education, and Women and Sport).  She and Dr. Bob Carini recently published an article examining the lack of women represented on the covers of Sports Illustrated magazines, as well as another article examining the lack of females featured in popular fishing magazines, and she co-authored, with some other faculty, an article on self-efficacy of athletes with one of her former graduate students.  Along with Dr. Jennifer Sinski, she and Dr. Carini just had published an article in Anthrozoös which discusses "black dog syndrome" and have submitted another article examining "black cat syndrome."   Currently, she and Dr. Carini have submitted a follow-up article on their Sports Illustrated paper and are working on a paper related to the development of college sports fandom in the age of online education, as well as another examining holidays in the U.S. |  (502) 852-8028  |  124 Lutz Hall