Mary SenterProfessor of Sociology
CLASS Assessment Coordinator

Anspach Hall 312B
(989) 774-2336


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1982
  • M.A., University of Michigan, 1973
  • B.A., Smith College, 1971

Areas of Teaching expertise

  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Social Inequality
  • Sociology of Sex and Gender

Research Interests

  • Applied Sociology
  • Public Opinion

Selected Publications

Senter, Mary Scheuer.  2020.  "A Meaningful and Useful Twofer:  Enhancing Honors Students' Research Experiences While Gathering Assessment Data."  Honors in Practice.  16:141-57.

Senter, Mary Scheuer.  2020.  "Thriving as a Sociology Graduate" (with Roberta Spalter-Roth).  Contexts 19 (Winter):  58-61.

Senter, Mary Scheuer and Roberta Spalter-Roth. 2020. "Understanding the Well-Being of Recent College Graduates." Sociological Focus. 53(1):10-28.

Senter, Mary Scheuer. 2020. "Implementing a Careers and Professional Development Course for Sociology Students." Teaching Sociology. 48(1):28-39.

Ciabattari, Teresa, Katheleen S. Lowney, Renee A. Monson, Mary Scheuer Senter, and Jeffrey Chin "Linking Sociology Majors to Labor Market Success." 2018. Teaching Sociology. 46(3):191-207.

Senter, Mary S.  and David A. Ling. "It's Almost Like They Were Happier When You Were Down:" Microaggressions and Overt Hostility Against Native Americans in a Community with Gaming." 2017. Sociological Inquiry. 87(2):256-81.

Senter, Mary Scheuer. "Integrating Program Assessment and a Career Focus into a Research Methods Course." 2017. Teaching Sociology. 45(2):131-41.

Robert Spalter-Roth and Mary Scheuer Senter. "First-Generation Sociology Majors." 2016. Contexts. 15(Spring): 76-79.