Professor of Sociology;
Chair of Academic Division III
Frost Building, 215
Mon/Wed: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tue: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Or by appointment.
Students are encouraged to stop by my office to talk or call me.
- AFR/SOC 132 (Mon/Wed/Fri: 8 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.)
- SOC 348 A (Mon/Wed/Fri: 2:40 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.)
- 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
- 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.
- Lessons and Legacies: The Meaning of Berea’s 19th Century Interracial Education in the 21st Century, a documented essay for the Digital Slavery Project of the Adam Matthew Digital website (completed March, 2009): Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007, http://www.amdigital.co.uk/m-news/sample-slavery-online-essay-lessons-and-legacies-available/
- Educated and Organized: Women at the Center of Berea College History, 1850s-2000s – GSTR 210, Completed February, 2009. http://libraryguides.berea.edu/genderessay
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.