Dr. Carrie Lee Smith

Dr. Carrie Lee Smith

Dr. Carrie Lee Smith

Associate Professor of Sociology

Office: Susquehanna 105
Phone: 717-872-3543

Office Hours

M: 8:45-9:45 and 12:00-12:40
W: 8:45-9:45 and 12:00-12:40
F: 8:45-9:45 and 12:00-12:40
Comments: and by appointment. Office hours are for Spring 2014.

Additional Information


Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, 2004

M.A. Vanderbilt University, 1998

B.A. University of California at Santa Cruz, 1996

Research and Scholarly Interests:

Sociology of Reproduction and Birth; Medical Sociology; Sex and Gender; Work and the Professions; Race and Ethnicity; Sociology of the Family; Animals and Society; Sociological Practice and Public Sociology; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Selected Publications:

Lively, Kathryn J. and Carrie L. Smith. Forthcoming. “Identity and Illness.” In The Handbook of the Sociology of Health, Illness and Healing: Blueprint for the 21st Century, edited by Bernice Pescosolido, Jack K. Martin, Jane d. MacLeod and Anne Rogers. Springer Press. [Expected date of publication: 2011]

McCammon, Holly J., Soma Chaudhuri, Lyndi Hewitt, Courtney Sanders Muse, Harmony D. Newman, Carrie Lee Smith, and Teresa M. Terrell. 2008. “Becoming Full Citizens: The U.S. Women’s Jury Rights Campaigns, the Pace of Reform, and Strategic Adaptation.” American Journal of Sociology 113(4): 1104-1147.

Brown, Tony N., Koji Ueno, Carrie L. Smith, Noel S. Austin, and Len Bickman. 2007. “Communication Patterns in Medical Encounters for the Treatment of Child Psychosocial Problems: Does Pediatrician-Parent Concordance Matter? Health Communication 21(3): 247-256.

Smith, Carrie L. 2006. “The New Racism and the Changing Beauty Norm.” Bad Subjects Issue 76. (http://bad.eserver.org/issues/2006/76/raceandbeauty.html)

Selected Book Reviews and Encyclopedia Entries:

Smith, Carrie L. “Gynecology.” 2009. In Encyclopedia of Gender and Society, edited by Jodi O’Brien and Eve Shapiro (editors). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Smith, Carrie Lee. 2008. Review of Surrogate Motherhood and the Politics of Reproduction by Susan Markens. In American Journal of Sociology114(3): 866-868.

Smith, Carrie L. 2005. Review of The Company Doctor: Risk, Responsibility, and Corporate Professionalism by Elaine Draper. In Work and Occupations 31(3): 401-403.

Courses Taught at Millersville:

SOCY 101: Introduction to Sociology

SOCY 210: Sociology of the Family

SOCY 211: Social Problems

SOCY 302: Social Statistics

SOCY 305: Social Research Methods

SOCY 315: Race and Ethnic Relations

SOCY 317: Sociology of Health

SOCY 329: Topics – Reproduction, Birth and Society

Selected University and Program Connections:

Chair, Teaching Social Problems Section (2010-2012)

Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)


Co-Chair, Committee on the Status of Women (2010-2012)

Easter Sociological Society (ESS)


Secretary, Board of Directors (2009-2012)

Mid-Atlantic Council on Family Relations


Chair, Undergraduate Curriculum & Program Review Committee (2009-2012)

President, Friends of Ganser Library Board (2009-2011)

Faculty Senate

Asian/Asian-American Studies Steering Committee

Passions & Distractions:

Reading anything under the sun; baseball (San Francisco Giants); ice hockey (San Jose Sharks); Tsarist Russia and Royalty history; murder mysteries; cooking and baking; animals; absurdist humor