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Jackie Burnside
Dr. Jackie Burnside
Professor of Sociology; Chair of Academic Division III|Sociology
Dr. Jackie Burnside
Office Location
Frost Building, 215
Office Hours
  • Mon/Wed: 4 – 5 p.m.
  • Tue: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Class Schedules
  • AFR/SOC 132 (Mon/Wed/Fri: 8:00 – 9:10 a.m.)
  • SOC 100 B (Mon/Wed/Fri: 1:20 – 2:30 p.m.)
  • SOC 350 A (Tue/Thur: 8:00 – 9:50 a.m.)
  • Intro to Race in America
  • Sociology of Everyday Life
  • Theories Guiding Sociology

Dr. Burnside, Professor of Sociology, is a native of Alabama and an alumna of Berea College (1974).   She was an Army sergeant whose tour of duty included living in the Panama Canal Zone (1976-79).  After the Army, she attended graduate school at Yale University where her Ph.D. dissertation entitled, “Philanthropists and Politicians:  A Sociological Profile of Berea College, 1855-1908,  was an organizational analysis of Berea College as an interracial educational institution during the 19th Century.

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.”

Among courses she teaches are introductory sociology, sociological theories, race and ethnic relations, cultural anthropology, and formal organizations, in addition to a general studies’ contemporary global seminar with a focus on humor as a weapon of the oppressed. Dr. Burnside continues her interest in organizational development, leadership skills, and community service.  She has been re-elected to serve as a Board Member of the Berea Independent School District since 2001.

  • B.A., Berea College, 1974
  • M.A., Human Relations, University of Oklahoma, 1979
  • M.A. University of Oklahoma, 1979
  • M.Phil. Sociology, Yale University, 1987
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Yale University, 1988
Publications & Works
  • Publications

    • Burnside, Jacqueline G. (2007). Berea and Madison County, Kentucky.  Blacks in America Series, A documentary photo book. Charleston, SC:  Arcadia Publishing.
    • Kentucky’s African American Heritage: Historic Black Berea: An Interracial Community 1866-1900s.
      • A historical map, with CD narration, developed by a college-town volunteer committee, funded by Kentucky African American Heritage Commission, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Berea College, 1999-2002.  Dr.  Burnside served as Project Director and writer.
    • Early Black Berea – a website about late 19th century origins of Berea College and the town of Berea, Kentucky.
    • Burnside, Jacqueline. (1993).   Farmer’s Daughter in Academia.  In Michelle M. Tokarczyk and Elizabeth A. Fay (Eds.), Working-Class Women in the Academy: Laborers in the Knowledge Factory (pp. 140-147).  Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press. 
    • Several entries in The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia. (2015).  Gerald Smith, Karen McDaniel and John Hardin (Eds.).  Lexington, KY:  University of Kentucky Press.

    Electronic Publications