Sociology Program

Dr. Jackie Burnside

Professor of Sociology; Chairperson of the Department of Sociology

Frost, Room 215
CPO 1706

Office Hours: TBA

Phone: 859-985-3811


Spring 2014
Office Hours:
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.-Tuesday
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.-Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.-Friday
2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.-Monday
2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.-Wednesday
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.-Monday
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.-Wednesday
Other hours available by appointment. Email or call ext 3811.
Class Schedule:
GSTR 410 I (Mon/Wed/Fri: 11:00 am – 11:50 am)
SOC 350  (Mon/Wed/Fri: 9:00 am Р9:50 am)



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

Special Interests

Early Black Berea

Burnside, Jacqueline Grisby. Berea and Madison County, a documentary photo book published by Arcadia Publishing, Charleston SC, 2007.


Dr. 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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