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Claudia Stuart Bio
Claudia D. Stuart

Claudia D. Stuart

Instructor of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Office: Old Main, Room 408D
Email: cstuart@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2435                                                                                                                                   Homepage:  http://www.wtamu.edu/~cstuart/

Professional Profile

Stuart joined the College of Education and Social Sciences in 1996.  She received a B.S. in sociology in 1972, a M.A. in social science in 1985 and a Master Certification in criminal justice administration in 1985 from West Texas A&M University.  She is also a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), author and poet.

Teaching and Related Service

Stuart teaches Criminal Justice, Community Corrections, Drug Abuse, Crime and Society and Sociology courses and serves as the sociology practicum coordinator.  She serves as consultant to various law enforcement, social and civic groups dealing with issues of law enforcement, probation and parole, CJ system, counseling, leadership, mentoring, cultural diversity, political process, poetry and creative writing. She has authored several books and has made numerous guest appearances on television and as panel expert and expert witness in venues nationally and internationally.  Stuart is a member of the National Social Science Association, the Philosophical Society of Texas and presenter for the Oxford University Round Table.  She serves as adviser for the Students for Law and Order, the Criminal Justice student organization and chairs the WTAMU Diversity Committee.

Research and Creative Activity

Stuart's research interests include equality, justice and social reform. She has served as consultant on two documentaries dealing with social injustice and capital punishment.

Personal Sketch

Stuart is the recipient of numerous teaching and community service awards and is an award-winning poet with several books of poetry including: My Private Stock, Expressions, All Along Life's Journey, Living Out Loud-An Anthology of Poetry, and also, Sociology, the New Millennium, 2nd Edition.  She also enjoys drawing penguins on porcelain, ceramic and marble tiles.