Dr. ConSandra McNeil


Professor of Sociology
Email: cosandra.mcneal@jsums.edu
Phone: 601.979.8276
Location: Department Sociology, Room 301




Certificate of Homeland Security *Disaster Management), Texas A&M University, 2015
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Sociology, 1996
M.A., Jackson State University, Sociology (Alcohol and Drugs), 1992
B.A., Lane College, Sociology (Social Welfare), 1988

Research Interests:
Long-term Effects of Major Disasters on Family Experiences
Black and Latinos Families
Health Disparities
Potential Roles of Black churches in Health Disparities and HIV/AIDS Prevention
Gender Relations/STEM Women

Courses Taught:
Undergraduate Courses
Introduction to Sociology (Online &Traditional)
Modern Social Problems (Online &Traditional)
Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Hybrid)
Nationality and Race Relations
Community Organization
Marriage and the Family (Online &Traditional)
Black Female and the Family (Hybrid)
Sociological Theory (Hybrid)
Computational Thinking (Co-Taught)

Graduate Courses
Theories of Crime and Delinquency
Crime and the Urban Community (Hybrid)
History and Philosophy of Alcoholism (Hybrid)
History of Sociology
Recent Social Theory
Security System and Administration
Directed Individual Project
Master Thesis

Courses Developed
Introduction to Sociology (Writing Intensive)
African-American Family: A Seminar (graduate)
Crime in The Urban Community (graduate)

Professional Memberships:
Association of Black Sociologists
Mid-South Sociological Association
Association of Social Behavioral Scientists
National Social Science Association

Recent Publications and /OR Creative Works:
Turner, Timothy, Barbara Howard, Ashton Hamme, Naomi Campbell, Barbara Graham, ConSandra McNeil(2017).
JSU SUCCESS: National Science Foundation. $300,000. (CO-PI)McNeil, ConSandra, Jessica Buck Murphy (2016).
Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security (Program Proposal)Edited by McNeil, ConSandra and
Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah (2015). Pathways to Resiliency: Black and Latino Families in America (Published book)McNeal,
CoSandra (2011-2016) Capital City Rebuilds AmeriCorps Program (Summative Evaluation)
McNeal, CoSandra, Loretta Moore (2012) Culture Climate Report. JSU ADVANCE Project. Jackson State University.
(Climate Study)McNeil, ConSandra (2016) A Cause for Discussion: Teaching Marriage and the Family: The Evolving
American Family (Presented at the Southern Sociological Society and National Social Science Association
2016- Recommended for Publication in referred journal)Moore, Loretta, Doris-Robinson Gardner, Mark Hardy,
Ronald Mason, CoSandra McNeal (2010-2013) Transforming the Climate and Advancing STEM Women at JSU, an
HBCU in the South. (Co-PI). National Science Foundation, Department of Computer Science,
Jackson State University. $3.5 million