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Marcella Gemelli

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Senior Lecturer
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3701
Biography: 

Marcella Gemelli is a Senior Lecturer and Online Graduate Program Director of Sociology in the Sanford School. She has been teaching courses in Women and Gender Studies and Sociology at Arizona State University since 2004. Her research interests include women, work, and motherhood framed within a class context.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Arizona State University, Sociology. Dissertation: Bridging the digital divide: Homeless women participate in internet life.
  • M.S. Portland State University, Sociology. Thesis: Discourses of motherhood and welfare: A comparison of activist and non-activist low-income single mothers.
  • B.A. Sociology; minors: Women's Studies and Business, University of Oregon
Research Interests: 

Gender and socioeconomic status

Publications: 

Gemelli, M. (2016). Mothers in the margins: Homeless single mothers. In R. Badruddoja & M. Motapanyane (Eds.), New maternalisms: Tales of motherwork (dislodging the unthinkable) (pp.130-148). Toronto, Ontario: Demeter Press.

Gemelli, M. (2008). Understanding the complexity of attitudes of low-income single mothers toward work and family in the age of welfare reform. Gender Issues, 24, 101-113.

Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 334Technology and Society
FAS 586Capstone I
SOC 586Capstone I
SOC 592Research
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 334Technology and Society
SOC 493Honors Thesis
SOC 499Individualized Instruction
FAS 586Capstone I
SOC 586Capstone I
SOC 592Research
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 492Honors Directed Study
SOC 493Honors Thesis
SOC 585Sociological Theory
FAS 586Capstone I
SOC 586Capstone I
SOC 592Research
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 334Technology and Society
FAS 586Capstone I
SOC 586Capstone I
SOC 592Research
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 294Special Topics
SOC 294Special Topics
SOC 499Individualized Instruction
FAS 586Capstone I
SOC 586Capstone I
SOC 592Research
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 294Special Topics
FAS 294Special Topics
SOC 483History of Social Thought
SOC 492Honors Directed Study
SOC 493Honors Thesis
SOC 499Individualized Instruction
SOC 585Sociological Theory
FAS 586Capstone I
SOC 586Capstone I
SOC 592Research
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 334Technology and Society
SOC 499Individualized Instruction
FAS 586Capstone I
SOC 586Capstone I
SOC 592Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 483History of Social Thought
SOC 499Individualized Instruction
FAS 586Capstone I
SOC 586Capstone I
SOC 592Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 483History of Social Thought
SOC 492Honors Directed Study
SOC 493Honors Thesis
SOC 499Individualized Instruction
SOC 585Sociological Theory
FAS 586Capstone I
SOC 586Capstone I
SOC 592Research
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 499Individualized Instruction
FAS 586Capstone I
SOC 586Capstone I
SOC 592Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 483History of Social Thought
SOC 499Individualized Instruction
FAS 586Capstone I
SOC 586Capstone I
SOC 592Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 361Research Methods
SOC 391Research Methods
SOC 483History of Social Thought
SOC 492Honors Directed Study
SOC 493Honors Thesis
SOC 499Individualized Instruction
SOC 585Sociological Theory
FAS 586Capstone I
SOC 586Capstone I
SOC 592Research
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 499Individualized Instruction
FAS 586Capstone I
SOC 586Capstone I
SOC 592Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 334Technology and Society
SOC 499Individualized Instruction
FAS 586Capstone I
SOC 586Capstone I
SOC 592Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 483History of Social Thought
SOC 492Honors Directed Study
SOC 493Honors Thesis
SOC 499Individualized Instruction
FAS 500Research Methods
SOC 500Research Methods
SOC 585Sociological Theory
SOC 586Capstone I
FAS 586Capstone I
Presentations: 

Gemelli, M., Bryce, C., Reesing, A., & Sechler, C. (2017, September). Positive psychology workshop: Overview, relevance, and next steps for SSFD. Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

Gemelli, M., & Reesing, A. (2017, April). Effective teaching workshop. Doctoral training workshop on effective teaching. Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

Gemelli, M. (2016, July). Balancing quality and quantity in large online classes. Presentation at Sanford School Lecturer Retreat, Tempe, Arizona.

Gemelli, M. (2014, March). Teaching upper division Sociology courses online. Paper presented at 2014 Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Portland, Oregon.

Gemelli, M. (2014, September). Establishing instructor presence with tutorial videos. Invited presentation at ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Demofest, Tempe, Arizona.

Gemelli, M. (2010, July). Transforming the traditional course into the hybrid. Presentation and workshop conducted at Truman State University Department of English, Kirksville, Missouri.

Honors / Awards: 

2013 Nominee, 2012-2013 ASASU Centennial Professor Award

2013 Nominee, 2012-2103 Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Award

2012 Nominee, 2011-2012 Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Award

2009 Nominee, 2008-2009 Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Award

2009 Nominee and Selected Participant, Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Online Teaching Symposium

Professional Associations: 

American Sociological Association (ASA)
​Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS)

Service: 

2016 - present             Member, Classroom Solutions Committee

 

2014 – present            Scholarship Reviewer, Online Master’s Programs in Sociology and Family and Human Development

 

2016                            Chair, Sociology Lecturer Search Committee

 

2016                            Chair, Evaluation and Promotion of Lecturers Committee

 

2016                            Co-Organizer, Sanford School Lecturer Retreat

 

2016                            Admissions Reviewer, Online Master’s Program in Sociology

 

2016                            Participant, Kids@Hope training

 

2016                            Attendee, CLAS Convocation and Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement

 

2011 - present             Faculty Advisor, Alpha Lambda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma (ASU chapter of freshman national honor society)

 

2017 – present            Member, CLAS Program Lead Committee

 

2016 – present            Member, CLAS Special Graduate Programs Committee

 

 

Consulting: 

2010 – 2012                Volunteer Consultant, Fresh Start Women’s Foundation on Theory of Change project

 

2010 – 2012                Volunteer Consultant, UndivideUs: Creating Solutions through Civil Discourse project/grant