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Carolyn Kapinus

Carolyn Kapinus

Acting Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Sociology

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West Quad, Room 100  Phone: 765-285-1301  Fax: 765-285-1328

Graduate School
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Carolyn Kapinus joined the Department of Sociology at Ball State University in 1999. Dr. Kapinus received a BA in Psychology and Sociology from Centenary College of Louisiana, a MA in Sociology from Texas Tech University, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from The Pennsylvania State University. Much of Dr. Kapinus’ scholarship focuses on how family context interacts with gender in influencing adolescents’ and young adults’ attitudes. Dr. Kapinus is currently the Associate Dean of the Graduate School. She is responsible for implementing and administering university policies, regulations, and standards for graduate programs and monitoring the academic progress of graduate students.

Areas of Interest
Family; Sex and Gender; Social Psychology