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CONTACT

Eastern Gateway Community College | Department of Academics
4000 Sunset Blvd. | Steubenville, OH 43952


EDUCATION & HONORS

Ph.D., Sociology, The New School for Social Research, New York, NY (2021)
Committee Chair: Jeffrey C. Goldfarb, Ph.D.

M.A., Sociology, The New School for Social Research, New York, NY (2015)
High pass, Master’s exam

B.A., Social science, Hiram College, Hiram, OH (2012)
Major focus: Communication
Summa cum laude

POSITIONS HELD
*Currently held

*Assistant Professor of Sociology (2022-present)
Department of Academics, Eastern Gateway Community College

*Division Chair of Sociology, History, and Political Science (2019-present)
Department of Academics, Eastern Gateway Community College

Instructor in Sociology (full time) (2018-2022)
Department of Academics, Eastern Gateway Community College
 
Adjunct Lecturer (2017)
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, CUNY College of Staten Island
 
WORKS IN PROGRESS

Sunderman, Zachary V. The Dilemmas of Allyship: White Anti-Racism and the Problems of Selfhood (book).

CONFERENCES: PAPERS PRESENTED
 
Sunderman, Zachary V. 2011. “Rhetorical Justice: Bush Administration Fear Appeals and the Justification of Human Rights Violations Committed by the United States.” Presentation at the 75th Annual Meetings of the Ohio Communication Association, panel on “Rhetorical Justice and Tea Party Discourse: Collective Perspectives on the Republican Party,” Findlay, OH, September.

CONFERENCES: AS DISCUSSANT

March 31, 2018. “Authentic Myths, Fabricated Truths, and the Ordering of Society”: Annual Sociology Student Conference, The New School for Social Research, New York, NY. Discussant for panels on “Discourse and Hierarchies in Media” and “Digital Communities: Knowledge and Ideology.”
 
March 14, 2018. “Peter L. Berger, His Biography and His Sociology: A Memorial Retrospective.” CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY. Discussant for presentation “Sociology Meets Biography: Peter Berger and the Social Construction of Both Continuous and Discontinuous Selves” by Eviatar Zerubavel and supplementary paper by Thomas DeGloma.

OTHER PRESENTATIONS & APPEARANCES

“Disrupting Injustice: An Action Plan to Mobilize Social Change Within Psychology.” The New School, New York, NY, April 24, 2018. Invited appearance in this series in conversation with Shanelle Matthews, former Director of Communications for Black Lives Matter, discussing “Black Lives Matter and White Allyship.”

COURSES TAUGHT
*Also designed course

Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC):
        *Introduction to Sociology
        *Social Problems

College of Staten Island:
        *Introduction to Sociology

MEMBERSHIPS & APPOINTMENTS

American Sociological Association (2021-present)

Institutional service - Eastern Gateway Community College:
        Hiring committee for full-time faculty member in Social Work (2022)
        General Education Evaluation Committee (2022-present)
        Hiring committee for full-time faculty member in Psychology (2021)
        Hiring committee for full-time faculty member in Social Work (2021)
        Hiring committee for Instructional Specialist (2020)
        Hiring committee for Library and Resource Director (2020)
        Committee for designing assessment tool for online adjunct faculty EGCC (2019-20)

OTHER HONORS & AWARDS
 
Graduate study:
        Prize Fellowship, The New School for Social Research (2015-18)

Undergraduate study:
        Alpha Society, Hiram College (2011-12)
        Lambda Pi Eta (Zeta Lambda chapter), National Communication Association (2011-12)
        Top Undergraduate Paper, Ohio Communication Association (2011)

ADDITIONAL WRITINGS (SELECTED)

"America the Troubled" (Public Seminar, November 12, 2016)
"On Dylan Anxiety" (Public Seminar, October 16, 2016)
"The Disability Paradox" (Public Seminar, October 14, 2015)
"The Utopia of Art" (Public Seminar, July 5, 2015)

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
 
Trained/experienced in Canvas (as instructor and course designer)
Editor, Public Seminar (2014-18)
Research Assistant, Public Seminar (2013-14)
Contract research work for CoraGroup including collection and analysis of qualitative data (2014)
 
AREAS OF RESEARCH & INTEREST
 
Selfhood, identity, and subjectivity
Sociology of knowledge/ethnomethodology
Sociology of culture and socialization
Existential sociology and philosophy
Discourse, rhetoric, semiotics, and hermeneutics
Social movements and politics
Qualitative/interpretive methods

It's official...

I'm extremely proud to announce that my first book, provisionally titled Dilemmas of Allyship: White Anti-Racism and the Problems of Sel...