Department of Sociology

Adria N. Welcher, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Morehouse College. Her primary research interests are race and class inequalities in educational outcomes and residential choices. Specifically, she focuses on the experience of black middle class families. Her two most recent publications explore colorblind racism and race and class discrimination in educational contexts.

She is currently working on a chapter for an edited volume exploring the experiences of black middle class families and their residential choice options in Atlanta. In addition, Dr. Welcher has published on general strain theory and teaches the criminology and juvenile delinquency courses in Morehouse College's Department of Sociology. She was a recipient of the Emory University Arts and Sciences Fellowship and of the Emory Mellon Foundation Graduate Teaching Fellowship, where she spent the fellowship year at Morehouse College. She is also quite proud to have received Thank-a-Teacher commendations while teaching at Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia Gwinnett College.

Dr. Welcher earned her doctorate in Sociology from Emory University. She also holds a BA in Theatre with a minor in Mathematics from Spelman College, an MA in Higher Education from the University of Michigan, and an MA in Sociology from Stanford University. Dr. Welcher is the proud wife of the Rev. Kamau Welcher, a Morehouse alumnus, and the mother of four wonderful children.
Courses Taught: SOC 101, SOC 103, SOC 215, SOC 255, SOC 259, SOC 302, SOC 322, SOC 415, and SOC 422

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