Brent Shea, Professor of Sociology

B.A., M.A., and Ph.D., Sociology, the State University of New York at Binghamton

Shea teaches courses in medical sociology, social psychiatry, criminology, social research methods, social organization, and a course in culture, society, and the automobile.

He was a National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellow in Social Psychiatry at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University, and held a visiting appointment in the sociology department at Yale. From the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s, he reported results of analyses of data from the Epidemiologic Catchment Area (ECA) community mental health survey at meetings of social scientists, psychiatrists and epidemiologists throughout Western Europe, and in the United States and Japan. Dr. Shea is an Editor of Social Psychiatry across Cultures: Studies from North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa (Plenum, 1995). He is author or co-author of journal articles, conference papers and book chapters. He has served as editorial, peer and proposal reviewer for professional associations, academic publishers, and research grants agencies.

From 1999 to 2003, he was a member of the American Sociological Association Task Force on the International Focus of American Sociology. He has been Vice President of the Executive Board of the International Sociological Association Mental Health and Illness Research Committee. He is a member of the Editorial Executive Board of the International Scope Review, and is a former co-editor of that journal. He is a vice president of Ius Primi Viri International Human Rights Education Association in Rome, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Dr. Shea represents IPV at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Cheryl Mayo, Adjunct Instructor in Sociology

M.S.W., Virginia Commonwealth

B.A., Sociology, Lynchburg College

Cheryl Mayo teaches a course on social work. A practicing social worker in Lynchburg, her specialty is in marriage and family counseling.