Chavella T. Pittman, PhD is a Professor of Sociology. Her research interests and expertise include higher education, interpersonal interactions & marginalized statuses, and research methods & statistics. Some of her related publications include: 

Workplace Stress and Discrimination Effects on the Physical and Depressive Symptoms of Underrepresented Minority Faculty (Stress and Health 2020)

 "Incivility in the Classroom: Effective Strategies for Faculty at the Margins” (Difficult Subjects 2018)


“Dear Unsupported Faculty ‘Teaching in Color’”(Stories from the Front of the Room 2017)


“Race and Gender Oppression in the Classroom: The Experiences of Women Faculty of Color with White Male Students” (Teaching Sociology 2010)


“Exploring How African American Faculty Cope with Classroom Racial Stressors” (The Journal of Negro Education 2010).


Dr. Pittman helps campuses retain BIPOC and diverse faculty by providing support for the inequities in their teaching and classroom experiences. You can hear her discuss some of these issues here: Teaching In Color. She also provides support and accountability coaching to those who want to teach well, but much more efficiently. Additionally, she offers consultation services to academics who feel their classroom dynamics and evaluations are impacted by marginalized statuses (e.g. race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.). Chavella is also available to provide virtual campus workshops and professional development courses on these same topics.