Tracy Luff

Luff, Tracy

Title: Professor of Sociology/Dir. of Honors Program

College: College of Professional and Liberal Studies

Department: Department of Social Work and Sociology, Honors Program, Safe Zone, University Assessment

Phone: 304-384-5242

Discipline: Sociology

Room: Marsh Hall 116

Box: 42

Luff, Tracy

Biography

Dr. Tracy Luff joined the faculty of Concord University in fall 2003.  Prior to that she was an Assistant Professor at Viterbo College in La Crosse, WI and Midway College in Midway, KY, and an Instructor at Roanoke College in Salem, VA.  She has taught a wide a variety of sociology courses.  Her areas of specialization during her graduate studies were social stratification and gender.  These are reflected in her doctoral research examining the intersection of federal, state and local policies informing programs for low-income adolescent mothers.  Her current research projects examine how low-income students pay for college, and dating patterns among young adults.  Results from the latter project have been presented at the annual conferences of the Eastern Sociological Society and the Southern Sociological Society.  In 2006 Dr. Luff was honored to be the recipient of the Concord University Student Government Association’s Joseph Friedl Award.  Dr. Luff resides in Athens with her husband and daughter.

Education

Ph.D., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1996, 1989)
B.S., Salisbury University (1987)

Research

The Construction of Social Problems and the Experience of Human Service Programs: Contradictory Relations in a Support Group for Adolescent Mothers.