Sociology (Medical Sociology, Stratification)
Chair, Social Science Department
Ph.D. Sociology, Louisiana State University
M.A. Sociology, Louisiana State University
B.S. General Studies, Louisiana State University
Office: Webster Hall Room 232
Email: Dr. Wells-Lewis
Teaching and Research Interests:
Professor Wells earned her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in Sociology, with a minor in Cultural Anthropology in 1993. Beginning in graduate school, Professor Wells incorporated medical sociology into most of her academic, applied and community service pursuits.
She received a Medical Sociology Research Internship Award from the Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association, 1989-90. Her doctoral dissertation completed in 1993 is entitled, Worksite Health Promotion in America: the Impact of Organizational Context on Corporate Wellness Programming. Seven of Dr. Wells’ research monographs result from health and illness/medical sociology projects.
Dr. Wells is especially proud of a collaborative effort with Norm Dolch as co-editors of a special issue in the Sociological Spectrum: “Medical Sociology: Health and Illness Issues for the New Millennium” (Vol. 21:2, July 2001).
Courses Dr. Wells-Lewis Teaches:
- Intro. to Sociology
- Social Problems
- Social Stratification
- Sociology of Education
- Medical Sociology
- Gender Roles