Faculty & Staff

Ph.D., University of Iowa

Elaine McDuff joined the Truman facu 2001. Dr. McDuff received her bachelor’s degree in Religion from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She earned her master’s degree at Duke University and her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Iowa. Her research interests include stratification, sociology of work, work and family, gender inequality, the feminization of global migration, and sociology of religion. Dr. McDuff is a past president of the Missouri Sociological Association and a member of the Annual Meeting Committee of the Midwest Sociological Society, American Sociological Association, Sociologists Without Borders, Sociologists for Women in Society, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi. She has taught Sociological Inquiry, Structured Inequalities, Sociology of Gender, Globalization, Sociology of the Family, Social Psychology, Sociological Theory, Sociology of Religion, and Senior Seminar. In addition, she has supervised student internships in sociology and led a study abroad program in Capetown, South Africa.