Sociology Program

Dr. Jackie Burnside

Professor of Sociology; Chairperson of the Department of Sociology

Frost, Room 215
CPO 1706

Phone: 859-985-3811


Spring 2014
Office Hours:
10:40 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.-Tuesday
10:40 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.-Thursday
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.-Wednesday

Others times can be arranged with appointments

Class Schedule:
AFR/SOC 132 Mon/Wed/Fri: 8:00 am – 9:10 am
SOC 100 A Mon/Wed/Fri: 10:40 am – 11:50 am
SOC 220 ┬áMon/Wed/Fri: 1:20 pm – 2:30 pm


  • B.A., Berea College, 1974
  • M.A., University of Oklahoma, 1979
  • M.A., Yale University, 1982
  • Ph.D., Yale University, 1988

Special InterestsEarly Black BereaBurnside, Jacqueline Grisby. Berea and Madison County, a documentary photo book published by Arcadia Publishing, Charleston SC, 2007.BiographyDr. Burnside, Associate Professor of Sociology, is a native of Alabama and an alumnae of Berea College (1974). Her other degrees include a Masters in Human Relations from University of Oklahoma (1979), a second Master of Arts (1982), Master of Philosophy (1987) and a Ph.D. in Sociology (1988) from Yale University. Dr. Burnside’s dissertation was an organizational analysis of Berea College as an interracial educational institution during the 19th Century; recent research and journal publications focus on race relations, women’s clubs and higher education. Currently, she is serving as project director for a community volunteer effort to collect oral history about the black history of Berea and produce a tour map with audio tape and a picture album book.
Observing her as a faculty advisor, teacher and active participant in extra-curricular activities, one can understand Dr. Burnside’s statement, “At Berea, I feel a part of a great history, still in the making.” In addition to teaching introductory sociology, social problems, advanced courses in race & ethnic relations and formal organizations, Dr. Burnside teaches Stories and U.S. Traditions, which are two of the first year students’ courses in the General Studies program.A former Army Sergeant whose tour of duty included living in the Panama Canal Zone (1976-79), Dr. Burnside continues her interest in organizational development, leadership skills, and maintaining physical fitness via swimming. She and her husband, Virgil, have one child and a house with a garden. For more details on this “Farmer’s Daughter in Academia,” consult Working-Class Women in the Academy: Laborers in the Knowledge Factory, edited by Michelle M. Tokarczyk and Elizabeth A. Fay (1993).At Berea College since 1984

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