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Social Sciences

Division Head: Dr. Charles Mullins
Locations: June Buchanan Alumni Center, Commodore Slone Building
Spring 2020 Schedule of Classes (pdf)
Fall 2019 Schedule of Classes (pdf)
Course Descriptions

Alice Lloyd College’s Social Science Division offers outstanding opportunities for students concerned with the social life of human groups and individuals through course study in economics, political science, psychology, sociology, history and criminal justice. Degrees are available in  Sociology (non-teaching), Social Studies (teaching and non-teaching), and History (teaching and non-teaching).

Majors / Minors Offered

Criminal Justice

Social Studies Education Grades 8-12
History Minor
Sociology Minor

Extracurricular Activities

Sociology Club
The Law Society
Internship Positions

What Can I Do with a Degree in Social Science?

Social scientists study humans, human culture, and the relationship between humans and their environment. In other words, the total human experience is the field of study for the social scientist. Some areas outside of Academics where social scientists might find employment are:

  • Community Planning
  • International Relations
  • Civil Rights Analysis
  • Public Health Program Specialist
  • Criminology/Penology
  • Social Ecology
  • Urban Sociology
  • Social Pathologist
  • Social Work
  • Employee Relations
  • Consumer Safety
  • Community Development
  • Social Problems Specialist
  • Demography
  • Social Welfare Research

The student who wishes to pursue a graduate degree in Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Political Science, or any of the subfields in these disciplines would be prepared with a degree in the Social Sciences.

Meet Our Faculty

Mr. Justin Hazlewood

Justin Hazlewood is a professor of criminal justice at Alice Lloyd College and serves as the Criminal Justice Coordinator. Professor Hazlewood holds a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Services Management and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, both from Bethel University. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in leadership from Liberty University and is a graduate of the FBI’s Tennessee Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar.

Before joining Alice Lloyd College, Professor Hazlewood served as a police officer, supervisor, and lead training officer in the public sector. His tenure as a law enforcement officer began in 2007 when he graduated from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) located in Nashville, Tennessee. Since graduating, he has served as a patrol officer, front line supervisor, Sergeant, Departmental Training Officer, and General Departmental Instructor. Professor Hazlewood holds many certifications, as an instructor, including emergency vehicle operations, general firearms, patrol rifle instructor, below 100 instructor, AERKO chemical agent, and is an ALERRT level 1 active shooter instructor. Professor Hazlewood has more than a decade of practical and tactical law enforcement experience.

Dr. Steve Herr

Dr. Steve Herr serves as an associate professor of Political Science at Alice Lloyd College.  He received his doctorate from Columbia University in Philosophy and the Social Sciences.

Dr. Herr has worked at the college level for nearly twenty years as a professor and administrator. He has won awards for both teaching and research. Beyond his book and his academic publications, Dr. Herr’s work has appeared in numerous publications including the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Christian Science Monitor.  His editorial, “America needs a free press,” was published in the State Journal-Register, (Springfield, Illinois). Dr. Herr has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cooperative Education, a publication whose mission is “the advancement of work-integrated education.” He has spoken at national and international conferences, including the Kentucky Association of Teacher Educators Conference where he spoke on the topic of, “A History of Faith and Knowledge.”  Dr. Herr has also worked for the Associated Press in Washington D.C. and ran a gubernatorial campaign. 

Dr. Rhonda Smith-Daugherty

Dr. Rhonda L. Smith-Daugherty, Professor of History and Departmental Chairperson, earned her Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1999 and has taught history since 1993. She joined the faculty of Alice Lloyd College in 2004.

Dr. Smith-Daugherty’s specialty is 20th Century American history. Her research interests include the American Civil War, World War II, and the 1960s. She has published several book reviews and encyclopedia articles. Currently, Dr. Smith-Daugherty is researching the Iran-Contra Scandal for an upcoming collaborative work on counterinsurgency in American history. She is also writing a book on President John Kennedy and South Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem.

Additionally, Dr. Smith-Daugherty is a certified Teacher Educator and a member of ALC’s Teacher Education Program Committee. She serves as the American History Content Specialist, Social Studies Education advisor, and Pre-Law advisor. Dr. Smith-Daugherty is also the advisor for the Jack Cooke Kent Scholarship Program, the James Madison Scholarship Program, and the Impact Club. She serves as Assistant Sponsor for the Alpha Chi Honor Society.

Mrs. Lashe Mullins

Mrs. Lashé D. Mullins is an Instructor in History.  She is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University (B.A., Speech Communication and Theatre Arts, M.A., History). Prior to joining the faculty at Alice Lloyd College, Mrs. Mullins worked in the state park and historic site systems of Indiana, and Georgia, and spent 21 years with Kentucky State Parks and Historic Sites.  Mrs. Mullins has published a book with the History Press, was a contributing writer for The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia and has published articles in various journals.