Faculty/Staff Profiles

Tiffany Parsons

Tiffany Parsons


Phone: 678-839-6335 | Fax: 678-839-6506

Email:  tparsons@westga.edu

Office: Pafford Social Science Building 209B

Hours: Fall 2012


Primary areas of research: race/ethnicity/culture, class and women

Prior to pursuing an academic career: Ten years in the nonprofit sector

In the community: Volunteer with Adult and Community Education Center, transitional homeless center for men, and the area's largest food pantry

Around the nation: Consultant to literacy programs and train teachers to teach English as a Second Language (ESL).

M.A. thesis: Homelessness and the Homeless: A State of the Field


  • Ph.D., Sociology (in progress), Georgia State University,
  • B.S., Sociology, University of West Georgia, 2007
  • M.A., Sociology, University of West Georgia, 2009

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • SOCI-1101 (Introductory Sociology)    
    • SOCI-4323 (Cultural and Racial Minorities)    
    • SOCI-4373 (Visual Sociology)    
    • SOCI-4915 (Violence Against Women)    
    • SOCI-4999 (Intersection of Race and Sex)    
    • UWG-1101 (First Year Univ. Experience)