EDUCATION

2009                  Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology (Ph.D.), University of Nebraska-Lincoln

                           Dissertation Title:  “Public Policies, Social Myths, and Private Vulnerabilities: The Lives of Mixed Citizenship Status Families in the United States." 

2000                  Master of Social Work (M.S.W.), Integrated. University of Nebraska-Omaha

1997                  Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Psychology. University of Nebraska-Lincoln              

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

2010-Present   Licensed Clinical Social Worker (License #CSW004332), State of Georgia

2000-2012         Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (License # 2597); Certified Social Worker (License # 1074), State of Nebraska

CURRENT POSITION

2016-Present     Internship Coordinator, Sociology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Georgia Southern University

2015-Present     Associate Professor, Sociology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Georgia Southern University (Promotion & Tenure August 2015)

2010-2015          Assistant Professor, Sociology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Georgia Southern University

2016-Present     Women and Gender Studies Program Affiliated Faculty, Georgia Southern University, 

2011-Present     Rural Health Research Institute Affiliated Faculty, Georgia Southern University, 

2010-Present     Graduate Faculty, Georgia Southern University, 

AREAS OF INTEREST

Race and Ethnicity, Undocumented Immigration and Citizenship, Social Services, Child Welfare and Family Policy, Education and Inequality, Qualitative Methods, and Health Care Disparities

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Agnich Laura, April M. Schueths, Tiffany James, and Jeff Klibert. 2016. "The Effects of Adoption Openness and Type on Mental Health, Delinquency, and Family Relationships of Adopted Youth" Sociological Spectrum 36 (5): 321-336.

Schueths, April M. 2015. “Barriers to Interracial Marriage? Examining Policy Issues Concerning U.S. Citizens Married to Undocumented Latino/a Immigrants.” Special issue on Interethnic Marriage, Journal of Social Issues 71(4): 805-821.

Schueths, April M. 2014. It’s Almost Like White Supremacy:  Interracial Mixed-Status Couples Facing Racist Nativism.” Ethnic and Racial Studies                    37(13): 2438-2456.

 Brimeyer, Ted M., April M. Schueths, and William L. Smith. 2014. “Who Benefits from Honors: An Empirical Analysis of Honors and Non-Honors Students.” Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council 15(1): 69-84.

Palmer, Nathan and April M. Schueths. 2013. “Online Teaching Communities within Sociology: A Counter Trend to the Marketization of Higher Education.” Teaching in Higher Education 18(7): 809-820.

Schueths, April M., Tanya Gladney, Devan A. Crawford, Katherine L. Bass, and Helen A. Moore. 2013. “Passionate Pedagogy and Emotional Labor:  Students’ Responses to Learning Diversity from Diverse Instructors.” International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 26(10): 1259-1276

Schueths, April M. 2012. “Where Are My Rights?” “Compromised Citizenship in Mixed Status Marriage.” Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare 39(4): 97-109

Schueths, April M. and Miguel A. Carranza. 2012. “Navigating Around Educational Road Blocks: Mentoring for Pre-K to 20+ Latino/a Students.” Latino Studies 10(4): 566-586

 EDITED BOOKS AND CHAPTERS

Schueths, April M. and Jodie Lawston (Eds). 2015. In Living Together, Living Apart:  Mixed Status Families and Immigration PolicyUniversity of Washington Press.

Schueths, April M. and Jodie Lawston. 2015. ““Introduction:  In Between the Shadows of Citizenship.” In Living Together, Living Apart:  Mixed Status Families and Immigration Policy Eds. April M. Schueths and Jodie Lawston. University of Washington Press.

Schueths, April M. 2015. “Life and Love Outside the Citizenship Binary: Mixed-Status Couples in the U.S.” In Living Together, Living Apart:  Mixed Status Families and Immigration Policy. Eds. April M. Schueths and Jodie Lawston University of Washington Press.

PAPERS UNDER REVIEW (*Denotes work with students)

DeVose, Dina Walker, *Akiv Dawson, April M. Schueths, Ted Brimeyer, and *Jonique Freeman. “Desegregated but Not Integrated:  The Facade of Diversity at a Southern University.”

Book Review

Schueths, April M. (forthcoming). Review of, "Nepali Migrant Women:  Resistance and Survival in America." Journal of Anthropological Research.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS, NOT PEER-REVIEWED

Schueths, April M. and Raymona Lawrence. 2015, March 2. “The Sociology of Sickle Cell Disease.” Invited contributor to SociologyInFocus.com.

Schueths, April M. 2014, Feb. 13. Mi Media Naranja: Immigration Law's Impact on Mixed-Status Couples.” Invited contributor to crImmigration.com (best blogs in 2012 by American Bar Association)

 PAPERS IN PROGRESS

Lawrence, Raymona, April M. Schueths, Bettye Apenteng, and Robert Gibson. “Community Supports for the Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care for Rural Sickle Cell Patients.” 

Schueths, April M. and Raymona H. Lawrence. “Just Like A Nightmare: Coping Among Mixed-Status Couples.” 

Schueths, April M. “Gendered Deportation Regimes: The Experiences of Exiled and Fractured Mixed-Status Couples.” 

Palmer, Nathan, April M. Schueths, and Ted M. Brimeyer. “Measuring Online Teaching Network Communities in Sociology.” 

*Felix, Shana, Chad Posick, April M. Schueths, and Bryan Lee Miller. “Understanding the CASA Process.” 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2016    College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) Award of Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service, Georgia Southern University

2016   Faculty Development Travel Grant Award, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship, Georgia Southern University ($1,278)

2015   Nominated for Georgia Southern University Award and/or Creative Scholarly Activity 

2014  Project Title:  “A Qualitative Examination of the Transition Experiences of Rural Sickle Cell Disease Patients.” (Raymona Lawrence, PI, Co-PI’s:  April M. Schueths and Bettye Apenteng). Competitive grant funded by Georgia Southern University Rural Health Research Institute SPRinG Seed Grant ($9,848)

 2013-2014     Project Title: “Locked Up and Locked Out: Mass Incarceration and Disenfranchisement in America.” March 25, 2014 (April M. Schueths, Sociological Society Faculty Rep. and Chasity Thompson, Sociological Society President). Competitive grant funded by Georgia Southern University, Campus Life Enrichment Committee Grant ($3,200) and Multicultural Student Center ($1,200). Event co-sponsored by Justice Studies, NAACP, and Association of Latin American Students

2013  Project Title:  “Holding Together While Being Pulled Apart: The Experiences of Mixed-Status Families in the Southeastern United States.”(April M. Schueths, PI). Competitive grant funded by Georgia Southern University, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Faculty Research and Creativity Seed Grant ($5,000)

 2012  Faculty Development Travel Grant Award, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship, Georgia Southern University ($250)

 2011-2012      CLASS, Research and Writing Workshop Fellow, Georgia Southern University ($500)

2010               Center for Online Learning Faculty Online Course Development Program, Georgia Southern University ($3,000)

 2008-2009      J.J. & Eleanor S. Ogle Research Fellow, full tuition and stipend ($18,000), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Sociology 

 2008               Warren F. & Edith R. Day Student Aid Fund, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Graduate Studies

 2008               Joyce O. Hertzler Graduate Student Research Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Sociology

 2007               J.J. & Eleanor S. Ogle Summer Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Sociology

2007               Nicholas Babchuck Graduate Student Research Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln   Department of Sociology

 2007              Department of Sociology Travel Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 2007 & 2008Midwest Sociological Society Student Travel Award

 2005                  Outstanding Program of the Year, TRIO Programs Southeast Community College

TEACHING

2010-Present   Georgia Southern University

                            Undergraduate Courses:

              Introduction to Social Services (SOCI 2232, Service-Learning course)

Practice Skills in Social Services (SOCI 3231) 

Child Welfare & Family Service (SOCI 4231)

 Social Welfare Policy & Services (SOCI 4232, Service-Learning course)

 Senior Seminar (SOCI 4630)

Graduate Courses:

  Inequality & Public Policy (SOCI/CRJU 6091/POLS 7030)

  Qualitative Research Design (SOCI/ANTH/CRJU/POLS 7436) 

2006-2009          University of Nebraska-Lincoln

             Undergraduate Courses:

Introduction to Sociology, also in William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Community (SOCI 101)

Race and Ethnic Relations, also in William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Community (SOC/Ethnic Studies 217)     

Undergraduate Research Experience (SOC 396)

Intersections:  Race, Class, and Gender (SOC 398)

Senior Seminar (SOCI 495)

Guest Lecturer:

                        Introduction to Social Research (SOC 205)

                        Chicanos in American Society (SOC/Ethnic Studies 218)

                        Psychology of Immigration (PSYC/Ethnic Studies 310)

2003-2006          University of Nebraska-Omaha

                           Course:

                        Generalist Practicum (Social Work 8160 & 8170)

2002-2006        Southeast Community College

                           Courses: 

Introduction to Sociology, TRIO Upward Bound Summer Program (SOC 1010)

Educational Psychology (PSYC 1010)

Issues of Unity & Diversity (SOC 2150) 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2016               April M. Schueths. "Deportation Policies and Health:  U.S. Citizen Spouses' Perspectives." Society for the Study of Social Problems, August 21, 2016,                                             Seattle, WA.

2016               April M. Schueths. "Stress and Coping of Children in Mixed-Status Couples." Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, April 2016, Atlanta, GA.

2015                Akiv Dawson, April M. Schueths, Ted Brimeyer, and Dina Walker-DeVose. “The Racial Experiences of College Students at a Southeastern University.”                                             Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, March 26, 2015, New Orleans, LA.

2014                April M. Schueths. “Gendered Deportation Regimes: The Experiences of Exiled and Fractured Mixed-Status Couples.” In B.L. Letiecq & M. Zapata Roblyer                                            (Co-chairs), Families caught in anti-immigrant crosshairs: Trauma, risk, and resilience. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the National Council on                                            Family Relations, November 21, 2014, Baltimore, MD.

2014                 Raymona Lawrence, Bettye Apenteng, April M. Schueths, and Robert Gibson. “Healthography of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Transition: Exploring                                                            Community-Level Indicators of SCD Transition Success from Rural, Georgia SCD Patients' Perspectives.” American Public Health Association (APHA)                                                   Annual Meeting, November 15, 2014, New Orleans, LA. 

2014                Raymona Lawrence, Bettye Apenteng, April M. Schueths and Robert Gibson. “Transitioning From Clinic to Community:  Exploring Community-Level                           Indicators of SCD Transition Success From Rural, Georgia SCD Patients’ Perspectives.” Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, October 3, 2014,                                   Baltimore, MD.

 2014                April M. Schueths. “Just Like A Nightmare: Coping Among Mixed-Status Couples.” Society for the Study of Social Problems, August 15, 2014,                                            San Francisco, CA.

2014                Nathan Palmer and April M. Schueths. “Measuring Online Teaching Network Communities in Sociology.” Midwest Sociological Society                                                     Annual  Meeting, April 6, 2014, Omaha, NE.

2013                Eric O. Silva and April M. Schueths. “Confluence or Divergence? The Intersection of Same Sex Marriage and Immigration Discourse.”                                                         Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, April 27, 2013, Atlanta, GA.

2012                April M. Schueths. “It’s Almost Like White Supremacy”:  Mixed-Status Couples Resisting Racist Nativism. Society for the Study of Social Problems                               Annual Meeting, Aug. 18, 2012, Denver, CO.

2011                April M. Schueths and Tiffany M. Sheffield. “Openness in Adoption and Child Well-Being: Do Outcomes Differ by Openness?”   National Council on                               Family Relations, Annual Conference, Nov. 19, 2011 Orlando, FL.

2010                April M. Schueths, Tanya Gladney, Katherine L. Bass, Devan Crawford, and Helen Moore, "Passionate Pedagogy and Emotional Labor:  Students’                                   Responses to Learning Diversity from Diverse Instructors," (American Sociological Association, Annual Meeting, Aug. 16, 2010 Atlanta, GA.

 2009                April M. Schueths. “Betrayed By My Own Country: The Experiences of U.S. Citizens Married to Undocumented Latinos/as.” Midwest Sociological                                                      Association Annual Meetings, April 2, 2009 Des Moines, IA.

2008                April M. Schueths.  “Mixed Citizenship Status Families in the United States.” University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Sociology Colloquium Series                                         Oct. 17, 2008, Lincoln, NE

2008                April M. Schueths and Miguel A. Carranza. “Mentoring Latino Students:  A Review of the Literature.” American Sociological Association Annual Meetings,                                       Aug. 2, 2008 Boston, MA

2008                April M. Schueths & Miguel A. Carranza. “Shut Out:  An Undocumented Latino’s Journey to Higher Education.” Midwest Sociological Society                                                               Annual Meetings, March 28, 2008 St. Louis, MO.

2008                Katie Bass, April M. Schueths, Devan Crawford, Helen Moore, & Tanya Gladney. “Emotional Labor in Required Diversity Courses: Who Bears the Burden?”                                       Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meetings (regional), March 29, 2008 St. Louis, MO.

 2007                April M. Schueths. “Standing Firm on Shaky Ground:  Power Dynamics in Mixed Citizenship Status Families.” National Council for Family Relations                                                  Annual Conference, Nov. 8, 2007 Pittsburgh, PA.

2007                April M. Schueths. “Mixed Status Families:  The Experience of Survival for Undocumented Latino Immigrants in the United States.” at the Midwest                              Sociological Society Annual Meetings, April 6, 2007 Chicago, IL.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2008-2009       Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln J.J. Eleanor Ogle Research Fellow

2007                Summer Research Assistant for Dr. Helen Moore. Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Project

2006-2008       Research Assistant for Dr. Miguel A. Carranza. Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2006-2010       Mental Health Therapist/Clinical Social Worker, BryanLGH Medical Center, Inpatient Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Senior Psychiatric Units

2001-2006       Director of TRIO Programs, Southeast Community College

                         Projects:  Fiscal & operational oversight for Student Support Services ($958,756 over four years) & Upward Bound ($880,000 over four years)

2000-2002       Psychiatric Social Worker, Adolescent & Family Services Lincoln Regional Center

1999-2000       Graduate Social Work Practicum, Mental Health Therapist, Family Service 

1998-2000        Child Protective Services Worker/Juvenile Services Officer, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

 1997-1998       Foster Adoptive Resource Developer, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

1996-1997       Youth Treatment Specialist, Cedar Youth Services

UNDERGRADUATE MENTORSHIP

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Chair, Joel Shafer (Georgia Southern University, Spring 2016). Honors Thesis Title:  “Service Providers Perspectives in Human Trafficking”

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Chair, Mariann Torrence (Georgia Southern University, Spring 2014). Honors Thesis Title:  “Continuing to Foster: The Impact on Foster to Adopt Families”

Directed Undergraduate Research Project, Tie’rra Thompson (Georgia Southern University, Spring 2012). Title:  “Invisible Chains:  The Educational Narratives of African American Mothers”

MASTER THESIS COMMITTEES

Chair, Danielle Bostick (Georgia Southern University, ongoing) Master of Arts in Social Science Program, Thesis Title: “Underrepresented: The College Experience from Single Parents’ Perspective”

Committee Member, Akiv Dawson (Georgia Southern University, Spring 2016) Master of Arts in Social Science Program, Thesis Title: “Black Lives Matter:  Sometimes, Maybe”

Committee Member, Shana Felix (Georgia Southern University, Spring 2016) Master of Arts in Social Science Program, Thesis Title: “Understanding the CASA Process”

Chair, Kelly Brophy (Georgia Southern University, Spring 2015) Master of Arts in Social Science Program, Thesis Title: “What Are You?” Sharing the Biracial College Student Experience

Chair, Shandice Gardener (Georgia Southern University, Spring 2015) Master of Arts in Social Science Program, Thesis Title: “The Value of a College Education:  Students’ Perceptions at a Southeastern University”

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2016                  Organizer, “Health Across Borders." Society for the Study of Social Problems, Annual Meetings August 2016

2016                 Student Paper Competition Judge, Society for the Study of Social Problems, Annual Meetings August 2016

2015                   Proposal Reviewer, National Council on Family Relations Conferences, Family Policy

2011-Present   Manuscript Reviewer:  Law & Policy, Sociological Forum, Sociological Inquiry, American Journal of Men’s Health, KEDI   Journal of Educational                                         Policy, Social Problems, Family Relations:  Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies                            

2012-2013        Proposal Reviewer, National Council on Family Relations Conferences, Family Policy

2012                   Discussant and Co-organizer, “Jobs, Families, and Communities." Society for the Study of Social Problems, Annual Meetings in Aug. 17, 2012

2010-Present   Editor, Sociology Source Blog (http://www.sociologysource.org/)

UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE SERVICE

2016-Present   Co-Chair, Eagle Qualitative Research Community. Georgia Southern University

2016-Present    Undergraduate Research Committee, Georgia Southern University

2015                   Presenter for the Spring 2015, “ Please Don’t Take My Husband: The Consequences of Criminalizing Undocumented Immigration.”                                                               Race, Crime, and Community Lecture Series, Georgia Southern University. March 12, 2015, Statesboro, GA

2014-Present   Board Member, Georgia Southern University Student Conduct Board

2014                  College Representative, Georgia Southern University Scholars Day Interviewer, March 1, 2014

2013-Present   Steering Committee Member, Georgia Southern University, Eagle Qualitative Research Community

2013-Present   Advisory Board Committee Member, Georgia Southern University, Minority Advisement Program (MAP), Multicultural Student Center

2013                  Invited Presenter for the Spring 2013, “Works-in-Progress Workshop Data Collection and Analysis with IRB-Approved Data Sets.” With Katy Gregg,                               Child and Family Development, Georgia Southern University Eagle Qualitative Research Community, March 8, 2013, Statesboro, GA

2013                 “Social Justice Panel” invited presenter on mixed-status families, Office of Student Leadership & Civic Engagement, Georgia Southern University,                                  Oct. 17, 2013

2012                “Stepping Up, Speaking Out, and Resisting Everyday Oppression” invited workshop presenter with Nathan Palmer, Southern Collegiate Leadership                                Conference, Georgia Southern University, Oct. 20, 2012

2012-Present   Departmental Representative, Curriculum Committee, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Georgia Southern University (Chair, 2016-2017)

2012                   Invited Presenter, “Critical Ethnographic Methods and Mixed Status Couples.” Georgia Southern University, Eagle Qualitative Research Community                                            Speaker Series and Workshops. Advocacy Through Research, Sept. 14, 2012, Statesboro, GA

2011-2012        Departmental Representative, Center for Undergraduate Research and Intellectual

2014-Present   Opportunities (CURIO) Board, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Georgia Southern University                                                                                             2007-2009        Graduate Student Member, Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (President, 2008-2009)

2006-2010       Member, Latino Research Initiative, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

DEPARTMENT SERVICE

2016-2017      Committee Member, Social Services Search Committee for Sociology and Anthropology

2014-2015       Committee Member, Chair Search Committee for Sociology and Anthropology

2013-2014       Committee Member, Annual Review Committee (Chair, 2014)

2013-Present    Faculty Sponsor, Sociological Society

2013-Present   Internship Committee

2013-Present   Assessment Committee Member

2013                   Colloquia Presenter on “Research Update on Mixed-Status Couples in the Southeast.” Nov. 8, 2013.

2012                   Committee Member, Faculty Search Committee for Social Services position

2011-Present   Committee Member, Masters in Social Science Graduate Program

2011-2013       Academic Advisor, Sociology Undergraduates

2010-2014       Faculty Presenter to the Sociological Society on Successful Graduate School Applications

2010 - 2012     Coordinator Colloquia Series (“Friday Afternoon Coffees”)

2010                Committee Member, Faculty Search Committee for Gerontology position

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

2014                Invited Presenter on Mixed-Status Families and Immigration, United Methodist Women First United Methodist, Statesboro, GA March 10, 2014

2013                Invited Presenter, Children, Families, and the Immigration System.” Georgia Immigration Reform 2013, Jan. 26, 2013, Macon, GA

2013                Guest Trainer, Bulloch County Department of Child and Family Services, Foster Parent Training, "Foster Children and Psychotropic Medications,”                                  Statesboro, GA Jan. 17, 2013  

2011                Guest Trainer, Bulloch County Department of Child and Family, Foster Parent Training, "Partnering with Birth Parents,” Statesboro, GA Jan. 20, 2011  

2011-Present   Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Community Board Member; Chair of By-Laws Committee, Chair of Personnel Committee,                                                                          Vice-President (2016-Present); Secretary (2013 to 2016) 

2009                Nebraska Appleseed for Law in the Public Interest, Volunteer

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2012-Present   Study for the Society of Social Problems

2012-Present   Southern Sociological Society

2007-Present   National Council on Family Relations

2006-Present   American Sociological Association

2006-Present   Midwest Sociological Society

2006-Present   Alpha Kappa Delta, Sociology Honorary Society, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2001-Present   National Association of Social Workers

2001-2006       Mid-American Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel