Faculty Spotlight


This book examines the entrepreneurial class in the post-communist Poland from a broad historical perspective, documenting the persistent endurance and the development of this class during radical social change from a controlled economy to a market economy.


Student Spotlight

Nia Brade

Nia Brade was appointed to serve on the Maryland Youth Advisory Council.


Helen Daugherty

Helen Daugherty

An ideal introduction to the study of population, this highly accessible textbook outlines the fundamental concepts and measurement techniques of demography.


Alpha Kappa Delta


Alpha Kappa Delta is the international sociology honor society. In 1920, University of Southern California sociologist Dr. Emory S. Bogardus, founded AKD for the purpose of stimulating scholarship and promoting the scientific study of society. The impetus in establishing this organization was to provide a forum for student and faculty interchange. As we enter the 21st century, AKD is proud to acknowledge that over 80,000 scholars have been initiated into the Society. More than 490 chapters have been chartered in the United States, Canada, China, Finland, the Philippines, Taiwan and Singapore.

To apply, please contact the chair of the sociology department. 

The St. Mary's College Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the Mu Chapter of Maryland was chartered in 2001. Students inducted into AKD have achieved academic excellence in sociology.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Osborn at eaosborn@smcm.edu

Click here to see photos from 2008 or 2010 AKD induction ceremony.