Jennifer Hackney

Assistant Professor, Full-time undergraduate instructor - Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2003

Curriculum vitae

Phone: 405.325.2800
Office: Kaufman Hall 318

Areas of Interest:
Research methods, Medical Sociology, Sociology of Gender, Deviance and Social Control

Notice: Once Soc 3133: Social Research Methods is full, no closed class openers will be provided. Click here for full closed class policy.  (file download)

Jennifer is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology. She received her Bachelor’s degree in 1989 in psychology from the University of Oklahoma. She completed her Master’s degree in sociology at OU in 1993. After completing her Ph.D. work at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, she happily returned to Norman in 2002 to teach sociology classes full-time at OU. Despite her time in Kansas, she remains “Sooner born and Sooner bred.”

Although she enjoys research and writing, Dr. Hackney’s has the greatest enthusiasm for teaching. She began her college teaching career at KU in 1993 and has consistently gained pleasure from the intellectual stimulation, challenges and fulfillment she receives from encouraging students to think and to use their “sociological imaginations.” Additionally, she has enjoyed her work as an advisor to sociology students. She regularly teaches the following classes: Introductory Sociology, Social Problems, Social Research Methods, Medical Sociology, Sociology of the Body and Sociology of Deviance (on-line).

Additionally, Dr. Hackney has gained an immense amount of knowledge and pleasure from teaching courses to OU students in international settings during the summers . In 2009, she taught 15 OU students in Arezzo, Italy. In 2011 and 2013, she taught sociology classes to OU students in Ireland. She looks forward to teaching in Ireland again in the summer of 2015.