Department of Humanities
Dr. Stone is a first-generation college student who grew up in a rural area around Martins Ferry, Ohio. As a kid growing up in poverty with a disabled single mom, he faced multiple challenges in his journey to earn a Ph.D. in Sociology. There were many times he had to advocate for himself, push past his comfort zones, rely on the kindness of friends, family, and strangers. His interest in sociology came from trying to understand his personal life experiences within the greater society, and only grew as he continued to learn more about the discipline. He has been able to use the sociological tools and skills he developed to inform his actions within his various communities and help him be the change he wants to see in the world (to paraphrase a famous quote).
He has taught a diverse range of students at community colleges, four-year institutions, and small liberal arts colleges throughout his graduate school career. Plus, he has worked in other capacities in higher education, such as being the office manager for Western Michigan University’s Office of LBGT Student Services and serving as a consultant for a train the trainer program at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. He is the faculty adviser for the Sociology Club, Pi Gamma Mu International Honors’ Society, and Alpha Kappa Delta chapter, and the Coven student group at Cal U.
Outside of school, he loves to hike and kayak, hang out with my dogs and cats, and watch Star Trek with my partner. Even though he's no “good” at it, he finds painting and ceramics relaxing and rejuvenating, so he tries to do art when he can make the time. He also does a lot of vegan and vegetarian cooking, and am always up for swapping recipes with others.
LGBTQIA+ populations & experiences, race & ethnicity, disability studies, queer theory, intersectional feminism, participatory action research, public sociology, qualitative research, and community organization.
- Buist, C. L. and Stone, C. (2014) “Transgender Victims and Offenders: Failures of the United States Criminal Justice System and the Necessity of Queer Criminology.” Critical Criminology. 22(1), pp. 35-47.
- Bischof, G.H., Stone, C.L., Mustafa, M.M., & Wampuszyc, T.J. (2017). Couple Relationships of Transgender Individuals and their Partners: A 2017Update.Michigan Family Review,20(1), p.37-47.
- B.A. Sociology: Muskingum University
- M.A. Sociology: Western Michigan University
- Ph.D. Sociology: Western Michingan University
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