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Sociology

To view Sociology course offerings and a curriculum map for minors, see the Norwich University academic catalog:

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Portrait of Kristen Chandler

Kristin Chandler teaches Substantive Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence. A native of Maine, Kristin received her BA in sociology and women’s studies from Colgate University and her JD from Seattle University School of Law. Kristin started off her legal career as a deputy prosecuting attorney in King County, Washington, where she worked for 10 years, focusing her trial skills on domestic violence prosecution. Kristin returned to New England in 2002 to take a position as the staff attorney for the Vermont Department of Public Safety. Kristin moved to the Attorney General’s office in 2005, where she worked as an assistant attorney general for the Vermont Department of Mental Health for eight years. Currently, Kristin is the state coordinator for Team Two, a training curriculum designed to teach law enforcement, police dispatchers, and mental health crisis workers to collaborate on mental health crisis calls. She has served on the Governor’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission and has been a presenter at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference. Kristin has been on the faculty of the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, S.C. is a STAR certified instructor in domestic violence response, and also teaches Pre-licensing, Safety and Mandatory courses for the Vermont Association of Realtors.

Kristin coaches the Randolph Union High School junior varsity girls basketball team and serves on the boards of Chandler Center for the Arts, Girls Empowered, Motivated and Strengthened (GEMS), and Washington County Mental Health. Kristin resides in Randolph and has a daughter in college and a son in middle school.

Adjunct Professor of Sociology

Brad Bauerly, PhD, has degrees from Montana State University, Boston College, and York University. His dissertation investigating how rural social movements influenced the development and expansion of the American Federal Government was published as a book entitled <em>The Agrarian Seeds of Empire: the Political Economy of Agriculture in U.S. State Building.</em> He has also published scholarly articles on the process of state institutional capacity building in response to popular political pressure and is currently researching early economic change and agrarian influences on the United State Department of Agriculture. At Norwich he teaches courses in sociology including Intro to Sociology, Social Problems, Racial and Cultural Minorities, and Cultural Anthropology.

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