Yvonne Thai, Ph.D.

Yvonne Thai, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Lead Faculty for Sociology

Department: Behavioral Sciences
Office Phone: (951) 343-3984
Email Address: ythai@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: 10370 Hemet Street, Suite 200 Riverside, CA 92503
Office Hours: Mon and Wed 10:00 - 1:00 pm or by appointment

Education

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
Ph.D. Sociology University of California at Riverside 2011
M.A. Sociology University of California at Riverside 2007
B.S. Sociology, Law and Society University of California at Riverside 2004

Classes Taught

SOC 213: Introduction to Sociology

SOC 335: Social Problems

SOC 323: Marriage and Family

SOC 337: Deviant Behavior

SOC 355: Social Stratification 

SOC 381: Social Theory 

SOC 345: Race and Ethnciity 

SOC 338: Group Dynamics and Social Movements

SOC 347: Sociology of Gender

SOC 348: Sociology of Aging

SOC 301: Self and Society

Academic Areas / Scholarly Interests

  • Identity & Identity Processes
  • Morality
  • Altruism
  • Organizations & Institutions
  • Religion
  • Gender
  • Emotions

Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE:

  • Methods of Sociological Inquiry
  • Identity and Society
  • Couples and Families
  • Social Change

TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY FULLERTON:

  • Sociological Theory

Research, Presentations, and Publications

MASTERS THESIS:

“Empathy and Social Structure in Altruistic Processes”

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION:

“Examining Vicarious Guilt and Shame through Corporate and Categoric Dimensions of Social Identities.”

PUBLICATION:

Stets, Jan E. and Yvonne Thai. 2009. "Roles." in Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, edited by John Levine and Michael Hogg. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

PRESENTATIONS:

Thai, Yvonne. 2013. Teaching Social Theory in an Online Format. Presented at the annual meeting of the California Sociological Association. 

Thai, Yvonne. 2011. Examining Vicarious Guilt and Shame through Corporate and Categoric Dimensions of Social Identities. Invited Talk at UC Riverside.

Thai, Yvonne and Stephanie D’Auria. 2008. “Developing Empathy through Mothering.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association.

Thai, Yvonne. 2007. “Empathy and Social Structure in Altruistic Processes.” Presented at the Pacific Sociological Association Meetings.

Cantwell, Allison and Yvonne Thai. 2007. “Life after 39: An exploration of gender differences in income for high school and college graduates”. Presented at the California Sociological Association Meetings.

Thai, Yvonne. 2007. “Empathy and Social Structure in Altruistic Processes”. Presented at the Annual Group Processes Meeting.

Thai, Yvonne. “Altruism, Identity, and Racial Differences with Charity.” 2006. Presented at the California Sociological Association Meetings.

Church Membership / Activities

Inland Hills Church, Chino Hills, CA 

Interests / Hobbies / Travel / Family

"Some of the greatest joys in my life include: spending time with my husband, family, and pets; reading, walking, photography, and learning new things whenever possible."

Personal Quote / Scripture / Philosophy of Education

Trust in the Lord with all your heart

And do not lean on your own understanding.

In all your ways acknowledge Him,

And He will make your paths straight.

- Proverbs 3:5-6, NASB

"He who dares to teach must never cease to learn"

- John Cotton Dana



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