Victoria Hoverman

Vicki Hoverman has a MA in Sociology and a BA in Psychology both from George Mason University.  She is currently working on her PhD in Sociology at George Mason and is employed as a Graduate Assistant at the Center for Social Science Research.

Vicki is passionate about teaching and engaging in dialogues about controversial and critical social problems and issues.  She has a desire to conduct research that is in collaboration with and accessible to the wider public to promote awareness and aid in the implementation of structural change.  She has a love for education and personal learning, and is constantly challenged as a student, scholar, teacher, and mentor to stretch her limits and discover new perspectives.

Her past research experience includes survey research on HIV stigma amongst college students, Cambodian Youth Dance as a way of bridging the cultural gap between first generation Cambodian Americans and their immigrant parents, modern racism in the workplace, and human factors psychology utilizing a driving simulator.  Her past work experience includes adjunct faculty positions at George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College, Hesser College, and the University of New Hampshire- Manchester, teaching Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, Introduction to Sociology, Deviance and Society, Social Problems, and Child Abuse and Neglect.

She has also worked as a graduate teaching assistant for three and a half years at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, George Mason University, and the University of Connecticut.  Lastly, she served as a graduate assistant at the Multicultural Research and Resource Center at George Mason for two years, and as a graduate assistant for the journal Gender & Society at the University of Connecticut for one semester.  Vicki’s research and teaching interests include HIV/AIDS stigma, racism, white privilege, teaching sociology, education, and quantitative research methods.

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