Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Associate Professor Education
University of New Mexico, Ph.D. – Sociology, 1996
University of New Mexico, M.A. – Sociology, 1990
The Ohio State University, B.A., 1986. Research and Teaching Interests
Global Sociology, Social Change, Sustainability, Environmental Sociology, Theory, Race and Ethnicity.
Professional Affiliations and Awards
- 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty Peace and Justice Award
- 2010 - Excellence in Education Faculty in Ohio, Ohio Magazine
- 1996 - Outstanding Teaching Award, University of New Mexico
- Association of Humanist Sociology - member 1997-present
- American Sociological Association member 1997-present.
Personal Note to Students
- Ballard, Heidi., “A Review of The Theory Toolbox: Critical Concepts for the Humanities and Social Sciences, in Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 34, No. 2,: pp.206-208, March 2005.
- Ballard, Heidi.,”Women, Work and Family: Policy Challenges for the Twenty-First Century,” in Jose a Cruz, Beky Da Cruz and Andrew Dowdle (eds.), American Politics: Transformation and Change (pp.145-155). Boston.: Pearson Publishing. 2004.; Ballard, Heidi., “A Review of Zygmunt Baumann: Prophet of Postmodernity,” in Contemporary Sociology, Volume31, No.1:97-98, November 2002.
- Ballard, Heidi., “A Review of Power and Property in Social Theory: An Intellectual Rivalry by Dick Pels, in Contemporary Sociology, Volume 29, No.2,: 431-432, March 2000.
Dream big and do not be afraid to ask.