Chastity Blankenship, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

 “Knowledge is a process that occurs inside and outside of the classroom. I want to give students the opportunity to synthesize the information they have gained from course readings, combine it with their own experiences, and apply it to their coursework. To this end, I encourage my students to engage in collaborative learning and apply the basic principles that I teach them to their own worlds.”

Dr. Blankenship still lives near the University of Central Florida in Orlando where she earned her MA and PhD in Sociology. Her dissertation investigated student perceptions of race and gender portrayals within college textbook images at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Blankenship enjoys teaching and learning about race, class, and gender within educational media.

Education

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
M.A. Applied Sociology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
B.A. Sociology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL



Honors and Awards

  • SAGE & Pine Forge Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award, 2009

Publications or Exhibitions

  • In progress, “Abortion”, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy
  • In progress, “Digital Divide”, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy
  • In progress, “Sexting”, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy
  • In progress, “Student Perceptions of Introduction to Sociology Topics”
  • In progress, “Survey Research with Survey Monkey”, on the American Sociological Association’s Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, (http://trails.asanet.org)
  • “Gender Pay Gap”, on the American Sociological Association’s Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, (http://trails.asanet.org), January 2014
  • “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Teaching Sociology”, 1973- 2009, in Teaching Sociology, April 2012

Conferences and Professional Development

2014

  • Project Planning and Management professional development course, Florida Southern College, September - November 2014
  • Southern Criminal Justice Association, “Attitudes Toward Marijuana Legalization by Cohort”, with undergraduate student Alexa LaRock, September 2014
  • Southern Criminal Justice Association, “College Student Perceptions of Mental Illness”, with undergraduate student Ashley Fairbrother, September 2014
  • Southwestern Social Science Association, undergraduate research student paper session chair, April 2014
  • Southwestern Social Science Association presenter, “Student Interest in Introduction to Sociology Course Topics”, April 2014

2013

  • The Impact of Mental Illness on the Criminal Justice System, event co-organizer, sponsored by the Sociology and Criminology Department at Florida Southern College, September- December 2013
  • Using the FSC Archives and Roux Library as Resources for Teaching and Learning, professional development course, Florida Southern College, September- December 2013
  • Sustainable Teaching, professional development course, Valencia College, September- October 2013
  • Maximizing Hybrid Learning, professional development course, Valencia College, March 2013
  • City As Text, professional development course, Valencia College, March 2013
  • Creating Significant Learning, professional development course, Valencia College, February 2013

2012

  • Teaching in Our Learning College, professional development course, Valencia College, October 2012
  • Project-based Learning, professional development course, Valencia College, October 2012
  • Teaching and Learning with Social Media, professional development course, Valencia College, October 2012
  • What is Honors? Professional development course, Valencia College, October 2012
  • Great Texts, professional development course, Valencia College, November 2012
  • Social problems textbook selection and curriculum development committee, Valencia College, February 2012

2009

  • American Sociological Association, Teaching and Learning workshop, August 2009
  • Southern Sociological Society presenter, “Decreasing Risk: Motorcycle Preference and Behaviors among Bike Week Participants”, April 2009

2008

  • Southern Sociological Society presenter, “Public Perceptions of U.S. Government’s Role in Health Care”, April 2008
  • Southwestern Social Science Association, graduate student paper session chair, March 2008
  • Southwestern Social Science Association presenter, “Identity Transformation in Television Make-Over Programs”, March 2008

2007

  • Mid-South Sociological Association presenter, “In the Name of Salomé: Duty and Desire in Hispanic Culture”, October 2007
  • Southern Sociological Society presenter, “Routine Activity Theory”, April 2007

2006

  • Faculty for Teaching and Learning, graduate teaching aid training, January - May 2006
  • Mid-South Sociological Association presenter, Graduate Paper Competition, “Gender and Violence in Downloaded Music Videos”, October 2006
  • UCF Graduate Research Forum, oral presentation on music video content, March 2006

2004

  • UCF Sociology Department Poster Session, “Effects of Fear of Victimization of Crime Among College Students”, Spring 2004

Connect with
Chastity Blankenship

Ordway 155
863.680.4268
cblankenship@flsouthern.edu