Betsie Garner

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Betsie  Garner


Assistant Professor


Sociology and Political Science

Email Address:


(931) 372-3816


Matthews-Daniel 231


Dr. Betsie Garner is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Tennessee Technological University.  She received a PhD in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017, an MA in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013, and a BA in Sociology from Emory University in 2011.  Her research on topics related to family, culture, and place analyzes how inequality is created and maintained through routine social interaction in people’s daily lives.  Dr. Garner teaches Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Women and Gender Studies, and additional courses on culture and inequality.  Beyond the classroom, she enjoys serving as Chapter Representative for the Epsilon chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society and assisting with efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the local community and beyond.

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