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Loyola University Chicago

Department of Sociology


Judson Everitt, Ph.D.

Title: Instructor

Specialty Area: Sociology of Education, Sociology of Teaching

Office #: Coffey Hall 427

Phone: 773.508.3427

E-mail: jeveritt@luc.edu


Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Judson joined the Department of Sociology at Loyola in 2009 after earning my Ph.D. in sociology at Indiana University. His research focuses on the relationships between institutional and cultural rules for people’s behavior, and the routine interactions and sense-making that people experience in their everyday lives. He analyzes these relationships in a variety of organizational settings, focusing chiefly on educational institutions as well as work and occupations. Substantively, he studies professional socialization processes among schoolteachers, including how they transition into teaching through normal training, and how teachers develop over the course of their careers. He pays particular attention to the ways that teachers come to understand accountability policies, and how they learn to balance the institutional demands of their work environment with the very unpredictable and dynamic interactions they have with students in their classrooms. As such, his work has implications for policy implementation, as well as broader understandings of how institutional rules get both challenged and reproduced by people doing things in their daily lives and making sense of the things that they do.

While he studies teachers in my scholarship, his own teaching is also of central importance to his work. Dr. Everitt teaches a variety of classes at Loyola. 


Ph.D., Sociology
Indiana University, Bloomington, 2009
M.A., Sociology
Indiana Univeristy, Bloomington, 2004
B.A., Sociology
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, 2000

Courses Taught

Sociological Perspective (now known as Society in a Global Age)
Social Problems; Principles of Social Research (research methods)
Men, Women, and Work
Inequality in Society
The Logic of Sociological Inquiry (Graduate Course)
Teaching Undergraduate Sociology (Graduate Course)


Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Freshmen here at Loyola University Chicago


Everitt, Judson G. 2012. “Teacher Careers and Inhabited Institutions: Sense-Making and Arsenals of Teaching Practice in Educational Institutions.” Symbolic Interaction 35(2): 203-20.

Everitt, Judson G. 2012. “Teacher Education and Accountability: Adapting to Prospective Work Environments in Schools.” Pp. 137-159 in Assessing Teacher Quality: Understanding Teacher Effects on Instruction and Achievement, edited by Sean Kelly. New York: Teachers College Press.


Department of Sociology
Loyola University Chicago
1032 West Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660
Tel: (773) 508-3445
Fax: (773) 508-7099

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