Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

Angela Orend, MA

Ms. 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.  The research was published in 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.  Ms. Orend teaches a variety of courses, including Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, Research Methods, Social Theory, Diversity and Inequality, Urban Sociology, and Sociology of Families.

  |  (502) 852-2089 |  122 Lutz Hall


Michael Littrell, PhD

Dr. Littrell is a graduate of the doctoral program in applied sociology at UofL and will be teaching SOC 334 Sociology of Deviant Behavior in Fall, 2021.

  |  (502) 852-2089 |  122 Lutz Hall


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 (classical culture), MA in linguistics, MEd in sport administration, and PhD in education administration (sport administration) -- all at the University of Louisville.  She has taught courses in sociology (Sociology of Sport, Sociology of Aging, Sociology of Death and Dying, Animals and Society, and Sociology of Food) and in sport administration (Sociology of Sport, Athletics in Higher Education, and Women and Sport), and her research areas of interest include sport (history of sport, sport and academics), animals and society, and the sociology of holidays. She has published two articles in the area of gender and sport, one examining the lack of women represented on the covers of Sports Illustrated magazines, and another examining the lack of women featured in popular fishing magazines.  Along with Dr. Jennifer Sinski (an alum of UofL's sociology PhD program), she and Dr. Carini have published an article in Anthrozoös which discusses "black dog syndrome" and another which examines cat coat color and shelter outcomes.   Currently, she and Dr. Carini are focusing their research on holidays, the meanings attached, and the relationship of holidays with food and food customs.

email  |  (502) 852-8028  | 124 Lutz Hall