Sociology and Criminology
Convergent Media Center
Dr. Mong has a wide range of professional and business experience. After obtaining an accounting degree from the University of Kentucky, she practiced for several years as a certified public accountant (C.P.A.). Her desire to understand social processes and social problems led her to obtain a Master of Arts degree from Ohio University where she studied criminology and criminological theory. She continued her education at the Ohio State University where she specialized in the sociology of work and social stratification including inequalities in race, gender, class and age. Dr. Mong enjoys teaching both sociology and criminology courses and is passionate about helping students reach their full potential as active learners. She has worked with community partners in leading service learning projects and actively serves as a mentor for student research. Her own research interests have included analyses of civil rights cases in order to better understand discrimination processes in the workplace. She is currently focusing on the paid and unpaid labor associated with skilled family caregiving.
Sherry N. Mong. 2014. Critical book review. “Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State” by Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein. Contemporary Sociology 43(2): 196-97.Sherry N. Mong and Vincent J. Roscigno. 2010. “African American Men and the Experience of Employment Discrimination.” Qualitative Sociology 33(1): 1-21.Vincent J. Roscigno, Sherry Mong, Reginald Byron and Griff Tester. 2007. “Age Discrimination, Social Closure and Employment.” Social Forces 86(1): 313-334.