Sociology and Criminology

Ann Rotchford



Dr. Ann Rotctford / Bear Hall 230 / 910-962-3420 /


I became interested in sociology quite by accident. I took an introductory course at the community college I attended in Jacksonville and really liked the material. When it came time to choose a major a UNCW, I chose sociology by chance. I was fortunate enough to take courses with Dr. Diane Levy and Dr. Steve McNamee. Both encouraged me to continue on to graduate school. I would have never guessed that I would be heading to graduate school when I first came to UNCW in 1984. The faculty was so supportive and encouraging that I felt confident enough to go to graduate school at SUNY at Stony Brook. I finished my Ph.D. in 1992.

As educational technology advances, I am better able to offer online courses.

Ann Rotchford, Ph.D.

Department of Sociology and Criminology University of North Carolina Wilmington Wilmington, NC 28403

Courses Taught

  • Methods of Social Research
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation (Statistics)
  • Victimology
  • Minorities and the Criminal Justice System
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Collective Violence
  • Gender and the Criminal Justice System
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Urban Sociology
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Sociology of Deviant Behavior

Professional Associations

  • American Sociological Association
  • Southern Sociological Society