Lyn Huxford, Ph.D.

Lyn HuxfordProfessor of Sociology

Coordinator, Center for Public Service

Office: Carnegie Hall 110

Phone: (618) 537-6901


Ph.D., St. Louis University

M.A., St. Louis University

B.A., St. Louis University

Honors & Awards

Martin Luther King McKendree Humanitarian Award, 2006

$10,000 Grant from Midwest Collaboration of Campus Compact,1999

Exemplary Teaching Award, United Methodist Church, 1996

William Norman Grandy Faculty Teaching Award, 1996

Emerson Electric Excellence in Teaching Award, 1996

Recent Publications

2006 "Making the Grade: Impostors in the Ivory Tower," in Muzzatti, S.L. and C.V. Samarco (eds.). Reflections from the Wrong Side of the Tracks. Rowman & Littlefield.

Research Interests

My research interests include poverty & homelessness, Caribbean culture, and service-learning.

Teaching Interests

My main teaching interests include introductory sociology, sociology of gender, sociology of family, and social problems. Please check out my personal web page to learn more about my courses.

Professional Interests

My professional interests focus on service-learning and volunteerism. My primary volunteer focus is working with individuals who are HIV positive. I recently joined the Board of Bethany Place, the major AIDS service provider in St. Clair County.