Don C. Sawyer III, Ph.D.


Don C. Sawyer III

I am currently a faculty member in the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Anthropology at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT.  I earned my Ph.D. in Sociology, M.A. in Sociology, and M.S. in Cultural Foundations of Education from Syracuse University.  I earned a B.A. in Psychology from Hartwick College.

I regularly  teach Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of Race, Sociology of Education, and Sociology of Hip-Hop Culture.  I hope to introduce additional exciting sociology courses in the very near future.  I have research interests in urban education, visual sociology, youth culture, hip-hop culture, qualitative methods, and youth critical media literacy.  I believe in the practice of public sociology and plan to ensure that most of my research projects are in partnership with local communities.

Ph.D., Sociology, Syracuse University

M.A., Sociology, Syracuse University

M.S., Cultural Foundations of Education, Syracuse University

B.A., Psychology, Hartwick College