Professor and Sociology Program Coordinator
Dr. Hunt Kirk is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Program Coordinator of the Bachelor of Science in Social & Behavioral Health. She joined UWG in 2008, and typically teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in the following areas: emotion, sociological social psychology, deviant behavior, mental health, and statistics.
Dr. Hunt Kirk has published research findings in peer-reviewed academic journals such as Social Psychology Quarterly, Deviant Behavior, and Journal of GLBT Family Studies. She also published a book titled Where the Music Takes You: The Social Psychology of Music Subcultures. Her research is generally focused on how members of subgroups give distinct meaning to the elements of their social environment (e.g., role identities, behaviors, and interaction settings). Dr. Hunt Kirk has conducted research in the jamband music scene as well as in the area of same-sex parenting. Her most recent research adventure is co-editing a book of critical essays about the popular television series Shameless with her colleague Dr. Jennifer Beggs Weber.
Education / Degrees
- A. B., Marketing and Sales, Edison Community College, 1994
- B.S., Marketing & Business Administration, University of Dayton, 1998
- M.A., Sociology, Ohio University, 2002
- Ph.D., Sociology, Kent State University, 2008