A product of Seattle, WA, Dr. Rider teaches in a somewhat Socratic style - she throws out ideas, students respond, and then an interesting dialogue begins. Throughout the process everyone learns.
• SY 221 Introduction to Sociology
Dr. Rider has published on mass rapes occurring during war, and has researched asylum seekers. She also has conducted research on the BP oil disaster and its impact on families and communities in the fishing industries.
Dr. Rider has presented on the hurricanes in Haiti vs Hurricane Katrina to effectively demonstrate that natural disasters do not impact everyone equally.
Dr. Rider is faculty sponsor for the Sociology Club; her office is located in Brewer Hall 327.