Associate Professor of SociologyEducation: Ph.D., University of Missouri – Columbia, 2002
Office: Ferguson Hall, Social Sciences Bldg., Rm 232
Research Interests:Medical Sociology; Organizations; Occupations and Professions; Theory;
Villanueva-Russell, Yvonne. 2011. “In whose interest does evidence-based practice operate?” Illuminate 4:1, 4.
Villanueva-Russell, Yvonne. 2011. “Caught in the crosshairs: Identity and cultural authority within Chiropractic.” Social Science and Medicine 72:1826-1837.
Villanueva-Russell, Yvonne. 2009. “Chiropractors as folk devils: Published and unpublished coverage of a moral panic.” Deviant Behavior 30:1-26.
Villanueva-Russell, Yvonne. 2008. “An ideal-typical development of Chiropractic, 1895-1961: Pursuing professional ends through entrepreneurial means.” Social Theory and Health 6:250-272.
Recent Courses Taught-Undergraduate:Introduction to Sociology (Honors)
Sociology of Health & Illness
Sociology of Complex Organizations
Recent Courses Taught-Graduate:Classical Sociological Theory
Contemporary Sociological Theory
Women Founders of Sociology
- “Using Evidence to Make and Account for the Decision to Not Vaccinate” Research Enhancement Grant. Graduate School, Texas A&M University-Commerce. 2010 (funded $6,000)
- “Canadian Newspaper Coverage of a Moral Panic” Graduate School, Texas A&M University-Commerce. 2007 (funded $300)
- “Subethnic Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease” with Chris Myers, Department of Marketing; Graduate School, Texas A&M University-Commerce. 2006 (funded $600)
Awards and Recognition:
- Chuck Arize Faculty Senate Award for Innovation in Teaching, 2012
- Service Excellence Award, 2012
- Teaching Excellence Award, 2011
- Layperson of the Year; Sherman College of Chiropractic, 2010