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Thornhill, Ted (PhD)

Director, Center for Critical Race and Ethnic Studies/Associate Professor
Office of Faculty Affairs, Diversity Initiatives & Professional Development
Office: LIB 0449
Phone: 239-590-7366

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Ph.D. Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2011
M.A. Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2009
M.S. Applied Social Research, Florida State University, 2005
B.A. Sociology (Certificate in Ethnic Studies), Florida Atlantic University, 2003
A.A. Liberal Arts, Palm Beach Community College, 2001

Research and Teaching Interests

Race and Racism, Critical Race Theory, African Americans, Higher Education

Courses Offered

SYG 2000: Introduction to Sociology
SYO 3530: Social Stratification
SYD 3730: The African American Experience
SYD 3771: White Racism
SYP 3774: Racism and Law Enforcement


Journal Articles, Book Chapters, and Reviews 

Grants & Awards

  • Campus Sustainability Research Award, The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (2019)
  • McTarnaghan Excellence in Teaching Award (awarded to one faculty member annually), FGCU Student Government (2018)
  • Meant to Mentors: Recognizing Exceptional Research Mentors, Office of Undergraduate Scholarship, FGCU (2018)
  • Eagles R.I.S.E. Recipient, Office of Multicultural and Leadership Development, FGCU (2017)
  • Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship, Honorable Mention (2014)
  • TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) Faculty Recognition Recipient, St. Olaf College (2013)
  • TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) Outstanding Professor Award, St. Olaf College (2012)
  • Outstanding Graduate Instructor, Department of Sociology, UMass–Amherst (2008-2009)