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BalduzySociology Faculty

Diane Louise Balduzy

Curriculum Vitae 

Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
M.A., The University of Texas-El Paso
B.A., Arkansas State University

Introduction to Sociology
Health and Aging
Death and Dying
Aging and the Life Course
Sociology of Food
Doing Sociology: Workshop in Research Methods
Snapshots of Society
Aging and Society

Special Interests
I am excited about programs for freshman and their parents.

In addition, I am very interested in gardening, bird watching and animals of all sorts, but especially dogs and cats. 

Balduzy Teaching

About Me      

I enjoy teaching that leads to maximum student participation.  My goals are to help students appreciate life's enjoyments and pleasures and to accept its disappointments and sorrows.  My courses in "Death and Dying,"  "Aging and the Life Course," and "Health and Aging" help prepare students for life's travels.

My undergraduate education took me from Massachusetts, to New York, Utah and Arkansas. My graduate education includes attendance at   Ole' Miss, University of Texas, and Case Western Reserve University.  Each institution has provided appropriate specialties in teaching sociology, particularly in aging, population, and research.

Food consumption solves a biological need.  But the sociological aspects of how, why, when, and where one eats is the focus of my new course, "The Sociology of Food."  I have always had an interest in different ethnic foods:  their selection, preparation, and presentation.   Student feedback has made teaching this course extremely exciting.  Personally, I love nature, gardening, bird watching and animals.

(413) 662-5474 | Email Diane Balduzy