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Curriculum Vitae

Alecea Standlee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Gettysburg College
Department of Sociology
Glatfelter Hall 111B • Gettysburg, PA 17325
astandle@gettysburg.edu • (717) 337-6194

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Areas of Specialization


Digital Sociology and Online Behavior
Qualitative Research Methods
Family and Childhood
Sociological Theory
Gender and Sexuality
Social Inequality and Stratification (RCG)


Education


Ph.D. Sociology, Syracuse University, 2012
Dissertation: “The Real Virtual World: Techno-mediated Relationships in the Lives of College Age Adults”
Committee: Dr. Jackie Orr (Chair), Dr. Marjorie DeVault, Dr. Prema Kurien, Dr. Margaret Usdansky, Dr. Murali Venkatesh
Exam Fields: Qualitative Methods, Sociological Theory, Sociology of Communication and Technology
Certificate in University Teaching, Syracuse University, May 2011

M.A. Sociology, Syracuse University, 2008

M.A. Women’s Studies, University of Cincinnati, 2006
Thesis: “Re-Centering Class in the Feminist Classroom: Informing Feminist Pedagogy Through An Examination of Students’ Social Class Narratives”
Committee: Dr. Michelle Gibson, Dr. Olga Sanmiguel-Valderrama, Dr. Sharon Dean

B.A. Public Communication, University of Idaho, 2002
Minor: Women’s Studies


Professional Experience


Gettysburg College, Gettysburg PA
Assistant Professor of Sociology (Tenure-Track), 2017 - Present

Concord University, Athens WV
Assistant Professor of Sociology (Tenure-Track), 2012 - 2017

Empire State College, Saratoga Springs NY
Online Course Development Specialist, 2012 - 2017
Part-Time Adjunct Instructor - Online, 2010 - 2017

Ohlinger Publishing Services, Columbus OH
Subject Matter Specialist, 2012 - 2018
Textbook Supplementary Material Contributor, 2011 - 2017


Publications


Peer-Reviewed

Saladyga, Thomas, and Alecea Standlee. 2018. “Historical Drivers and Contemporary Perceptions of Wildfire in a Post-Industrial Rural Landscape.” Fire 1(3):33. Retrieved http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/fire1020033.

Standlee, Alecea. 2017. “Digital Ethnography and Youth Culture: Methodological Techniques and Ethical Dilemmas.” Researching Kids and Teens: Methodological Issues, Strategies, and Innovations. Vol. 22, Sociological Studies of Children and Youth. Edited by Ingrid Castro, Melissa Swauger and Brent Harger. Boston, MA. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.

Standlee, Alecea. 2016. “Technology and Making Meaning in College Relationships: Understanding Hyper-Connectivity.” Qualitative Sociological Review. 12:2 pp. 6-21.

Standlee, Alecea. 2010. “Shifting Spheres: Gender, Labor and the Construction of National Identity.” Minerva Journal of Women and War. 4:1 pp. 43-62.

Garcia, Angela, Alecea Standlee, Jennifer Bechkoff, Yan Cui. 2009. “Ethnographic Approaches to the Internet and Computer-Mediated Communication.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. 8:1 pp. 52-84.

  • Journal of Contemporary Ethnography Most Cited Article 2009, 2010.
  • SAGE’s list of “Most Downloaded Articles 2009-2010.”

Forthcoming

Peer-Reviewed Standlee, Alecea. “Friendship and Online Filtering: The Use of Social Media to Construct Offline Social Networks.” New Media & Society.

Book

Standlee, Alecea, ed. 2018. On the Borders of the Academy: Challenges and Strategies for First Generation Graduate Students and Faculty. Syracuse University Graduate Press.

Other Publication

Standlee, Alecea. “The Pros/Cons of Social Media Use by Students.” The Social Media Monthly, May 1, 2018. Retrieved https://thesocialmediamonthly.com/pros-cons-social-media-use-students.

Forthcoming Other Publication

Standlee, Alecea. “Supporting First Generation Students.” Inside Higher Ed. https://www.insidehighered.com.

Reprints

Garcia, Angela, Alecea Standlee, Jennifer Bechkoff, Yan Cui. 2012. "Ethnographic Approaches to the Internet and Computer-Mediated Communication.” Sage Internet Research Methods, Vol. 3, Taking Research Online - Qualitative Approaches. Reprint. Edited by Jason Huges. London. Sage Publications.

Garcia, Angela, Alecea Standlee, Jennifer Bechkoff, Yan Cui. 2011. “Ethnographic Approaches to the Internet and Computer-Mediated Communication.” Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods Series. Vol. 3, Data Collection. Reprint. Edited by W. Paul Vogt. Thousand Oaks, CA. Sage Publications.

Option to Resubmit

“Friends and Romance Online: Understanding ‘Presence’ in College Students Relationships.” Symbolic Interaction.

In Progress

“Its Not Polite!: Intergenerational Tension and Emerging Social Expectations Around Appropriate Use of Communication Technologies"

“Discourse by Design: The Architectures of Technology and the Corporatization of Intimacy”

“Cultural Understandings of Fire in Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Country: A Case Study”


Conference Presentations


“Doing Your Homework: Using Social Media as a Friendship Filter.” Association of Internet Researchers Annual Conference. Montreal, Canada. October 10-13, 2018.

“Finding Friends: Understanding the Role of Social Media in the Construction of Offline Social Networks” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. August 11-14, 2018.

“Humans, wildfire, and the (un)management of ridgetop forests in the Pennsylvania Anthracite Region, 1900-2016.” with Dr. Thomas Saladyga and Nate Lawrence. Annual Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. April 10-14, 2018.

“Finding Friends: Understanding the Role of Social Media in the Construction of Offline Social Networks” Mini-Conference on Digital Sociology, Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD. Feb 22-25, 2018.

“Finding Your Friends: Understanding Relationships within Techno-mediated Social Networks.” Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. Feb 24, 2017.

“Digital Ethnography and Youth Culture: Methodological Techniques and Ethical Dilemmas.” Digital Sociology Mini-Conference, Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. March 18, 2016.

"Friends and Romance Online: Techno-Interaction and Relationships Among College Students." Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. New York, NY. February 27, 2015.

"Technology and Making Meaning in College Relationships: Reconsidering Presence." Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD. February 23, 2014.

“Context and Hyper-Connection: Being Present in College Relationships.” Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. March 23, 2013.

“Monsters, Ghosts and Cyborgs: Techno-organic Systems and Cybercommunications.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. August 22, 2011.

“Technologies of Relationships: Meaning Making and Interconnection in the Techno-Social World.” Theorizing the Web 2011. College Park, MD. April 9, 2011.

“The (ICT) Revolution continues… (& is still not televised).” With Dr. Julia Loughlin and Dr. Arthur Paris. Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. March 19, 2010.

“Living a Techno-organic Life: Interpersonal Relationships and Social Networking Technology Among College Students.” Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. March 19, 2010.

“Real Research in the Undergraduate Classroom: Team Ethnography as an Introduction to Qualitative Methods.” With Dr. Marjorie DeVault. Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD. March 20, 2009.

“The Value of Hard Work: Low Wage Labor and the Construction of Work as a Moral Virtue.” Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Conference. Boston, MA. August 2, 2008.

"Shifting Spheres: Gender, Labor and the Construction of National Identity.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. August 1, 2008

“Imperial Images: Gender, Panoptic Time and the Construction of the Nation State through World War II Propaganda.” Binghamton Graduate Student Conference in Historical Sociology. Binghamton, NY. April 29, 2007.

“Worship of Work: The Discourse of Labor in America and Work as a Site of Vulnerability.” North Central Sociological Association. Indianapolis, IN. March 28, 2006


Teaching Experience


Gettysburg College - Assistant Professor, 2017 - Present

Introduction to Sociology (SOC 103)
Gender Inequalities (SOC 217)
Sociology of Digital Culture and Online Behavior: Special Topic (SOC 250)
Introduction to Sociological Theory (SOC 296)

Concord University - Assistant Professor, 2012 - 2017

Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101)
Social Problems (SOC 201)
Sociology of Gender (SOC 220)
Sociology of Law (SOC 230)
Sociology of Families (SOC 301)
Social Psychology (SOC 307)
Popular Culture & Social Movements (SOC 320)
Digital Culture & Social Behavior (SOC 350 Special Topic)
Gender, Space and Place (SOC 350 Special Topic)
Inequality and Society: Race and Ethnicity (SOC 350 Special Topic)
Professional Issues in Sociology (SOC 350 Special Topic)
Qualitative Methods in Sociological Research (SOC 398)
Sociological Theory (SOC 406)
Independent Study (SOC 470)
McNair Scholar Research (SOC 497-499)
Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST 285)
Women’s & Gender Studies Capstone (WGST 499)

Syracuse University - Graduate Instructor, 2008 - 2012

Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101)
Social Problems (SOC 102)
Sociology of the Family (SOC 281)
Sociology of Sex and Gender (SOC 305)
Qualitative Research Methods (SOC 319)

SUNY Empire State College - Online Instructor, 2010 - 2012

Family and Society (HDV 283304)
Exploring Society: Sociology (SOCI 1005)
Social Science Research Method (SOSC 3025)

Syracuse University - Teaching Assistant, 2006 - 2008

Introduction to Sociology, Dr. Lorraine Herbst (SOC 101)
Sociology of the Family, Dr. Margaret Usdansky (SOC 281)
Qualitative Research Methods, Dr. Marjorie DeVault (SOC 319)

University of Cincinnati - Graduate Instructor, 2005 - 2006

Introduction to Women’s Studies (WMST 241)

University of Cincinnati - Teaching Assistant, 2004

American Childhoods in Literature, Dr. Michelle Gibson (ENGL 262)
Introduction to Women’s Studies, Dr. Anne Sisson Runyan (WMST 241)


Honors and Awards


Johnson Digital Literacy Assignment Grant ($500), Gettysburg College, 2018
Finalist, Presidential Excellence Award, Concord University, 2016
Research Fellowship/Innovation Grant ($4,238), Concord University, 2014
Research Fellowship/Innovation Grant ($4,238), Concord University, 2013
Certificate in University Teaching, Syracuse University, 2011
Department of Sociology Summer Award ($1,750), Syracuse University, 2011
Graduate Student Organization Travel Award ($300), Syracuse University, 2011
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Syracuse University, 2004 - 2011
Outstanding TA Award, Syracuse University, 2010
Roscoe Martin Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Award ($820), 2010
Future Professoriate Program Teaching Associateship ($15,000), Syracuse University, 2009
Maxwell School Summer Fellowship ($700), Syracuse University, 2009
Maxwell School Summer Fellowship ($1,500), Syracuse University, 2007
Women's Studies Graduate Student of the Year, University of Cincinnati, 2006
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Cincinnati, 2004 - 2006
University Honors Program Certificate, University of Idaho, 2002
National Merit Scholar, University of Idaho, 1997 – 2001


Invited Speaker


Opening the Door: Supporting First Generation Students in the Classroom and Beyond. Focus on First-Gen: First Generation Graduate Students and Faculty on the Borders of the Academy, Graduate School Programs, Syracuse University, 2018
First Generation College Students. Diversity Luncheon Series, Johnson Center for Teaching and Learning, Gettysburg College, 2017
Cyborg Feminism: Situated Knowledge and the Theories of Donna Haraway
, Women & Gender Studies Speaker Series, Concord University, 2016
Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Human Subjects Research: An Ethical Approach, McNair Program, Concord University, 2016
Gender Inequality in East Asia, Gender, Space and Place, Concord University, 2016
Ethics of Human Subjects Research, Philosophies of Bioethics, Concord University, 2015
Lessons Learned, Certificate in University Teaching Ceremony, Syracuse University, 2013
The Future of Sociology, Alpha Kappa Delta Honors Society Initiation Ceremony, Syracuse University, 2012
The Importance of Mentorship in Graduate Education, Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Award, Syracuse University, 2012
Conference Presentations as a Graduate Student, Graduate School, Syracuse University, 2011
Graduate Student Teaching, Career Development Series, Syracuse University, 2009
Publishing While in Grad School, Career Development Series, Syracuse University, 2009


Professional Development


Teaching Square, Johnson Center for Creative Teaching and Learning, Gettysburg College, 2018 - Present
Women and Gender Studies Summer Development Series, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department, Gettysburg College, 2018
Pedagogically Sound Learning Community Faculty Workgroup, Johnson Center for Creative Teaching and Learning, Gettysburg College, 2018
First Year Faculty Development Series, Johnson Center for Creative Teaching and Learning, Gettysburg College, 2017-2018
Policy and Research Workshop: Navigating IRB Approval for Studies of Vulnerable Populations - The Case of Children and Youth, ASA Annual Meeting, 2015
West Virginia Higher Education Assessment Council Workshop, 2015
Quality Matters Certification, Online Course Design Evaluation, 2015
Faculty and Course Development in International Studies, 2013


Academic Service


Service to the Profession

Central Pennsylvania Consortium Women and Gender Studies Annual Conference Planning Committee, 2018 - Present
Peer Reviewer, Lynne Rienner
Peer Reviewer, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
Peer Reviewer, New Media and Society
Peer Reviewer, Emotion, Space and Society
Peer Reviewer, Ethnography & Education
Peer Reviewer, Social Currents
Peer Reviewer, Oxford University Press
Peer Reviewer, Polity Books
Project Reviewer, NYU Sociology Project
Contributor, Association of Internet Researchers
Member, Consortium for Faculty and Course Development in International Studies
Member, Sociologists for Women in Society Session
Presider, Thinking Social Media, Eastern Sociological Society 2014 Annual Meeting
Conference Submission Reviewer, Association of Internet Researchers 2013 Annual Meeting

College Service

Leadership Coach, Garthwait Leadership Center, Gettysburg College, 2018 - Present
Faculty Host, Lincoln Scholar Breakfast, Get Acquainted Day, Gettysburg College, 2018
Human Library Book Project Participant, Gettysburg College, 2018
Integrity and Ethics Subcommittee, Higher Learning Commission Reaccreditation Committee, Concord University, 2015 - 2017
Faculty Advisor, Undergraduate Discovery Days, Concord University, 2014 - 2017
Executive Committee, Women & Gender’s Studies Program, Concord University, 2013 - 2017
Research Methods Specialist, McNair Program, Concord University, 2013 - 2017
Faculty Representative, Disciplinary Hearing Board, Concord University, 2013 - 2017
Faculty Advocate, Black Student Union, Concord University, 2012 - 2017
Faculty Advisor, LGBTQ Safe Zone Program, Concord University, 2012 - 2017
Chair, Human Subjects Review Board (IRB), Concord University, 2014 - 2016
Executive Committee, University Committee on Research, Concord University, 2014 - 2016
Faculty Representative, Fiscal Transformation Task Force, Concord University, 2016
Faculty Representative, Qualtrics Policy Committee, Concord University, 2014 - 2015
Chair, Women Studies Minor Development Committee, Concord University, 2013 - 2014
Research Specialist, Strategic Planning Committee (SWAT), Concord University, 2013 - 2014
Executive Planning Committee, TA Orientation Program, Syracuse University, 2010 - 2012
Executive Planning Committee, Future Professoriate Program, Syracuse University, 2010 - 2012
Graduate Student Representative, Academic Integrity, Syracuse University, 2009 - 2012

Department Service

Director, Sociological Experience, Department of Sociology, Gettysburg College, 2018 - Present
Student Advisor, Department of Sociology, Gettysburg College, 2018 - Present
Capstone Assessment Committee, Department of Sociology, Gettysburg College, 2017 - Present
Assessment Director, Department of Sociology, Concord University, 2013 - 2017
Academic Advisor, Department of Sociology, Concord University, 2013 - 2017
Faculty Advisor, Sociology Club, Concord University, 2013 - 2017
Assistant Professor of Sociology Search Committee, Department of Sociology, Concord University, 2014 - 2015
Curriculum Redesign Committee, Department of Sociology, Concord University, 2012 - 2013
Graduate Representative, Future Professoriate Program, Syracuse University, 2008 - 2010
Department Chair Reappointment Committee, Women’s Studies, University of Cincinnati, 2006
Curriculum Review Committee, Women’s Studies, University of Cincinnati, 2006

References


Dr. Jackie Orr, Associate Professor of Sociology, Syracuse University
jtorr@maxwell.syr.edu, (315) 443-5758

Dr. Marjorie DeVault, Professor Emerita of Sociology, Syracuse University
mdevault@maxwell.syr.edu, (315) 426-9957

Dr. Tracy Luff, Professor of Sociology, Concord University
tluff@concord.edu, (304) 384-5242

Dr. Angela Cora Garcia, Associate Professor of Sociology, Bentley University
agarcia@bentley.edu, (781) 891-3154

Dr. Shimantini Shome, Assistant Professor of Geography, Concord University
sshome@concord.edu, (304) 384-6025

astandle@gettysburg.edu • Gettysburg College • (717) 337-6194