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Bruce Wade, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Director, Spelman College Census Information Center
Email: bwade@spelman.edu
Office Location Giles 302/Office Telephone: 404-270-5629

Bruce H. Wade came to the department in 1987. His specialty areas include analyses of contemporary rap music, the sociology of health, health care and wellness, research methodology and computer applications and the contraceptive attitudes of African-Americans. Deeply involved in community research, education and consulting, he has conducted seminars and training sessions across the state of Georgia.

Education
Ph.D., The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Major Field: The Sociology of Health, Minor Field: Quantitative Research Methodology.

M.A. Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403.
Major Field: Demography, Minor Field: Research Methods & Statistics.

B.A. Morris Brown College, Atlanta, Georgia 30314, Major Field: Sociology.

Research and Teaching Areas
The Sociology of Health (Health Disparities in the U. S. and South Africa - behavioral risk factors for H.I.V.; substance abuse); Race, Ethnicity and The African Diaspora, Demography, Statistics and Research Methods.

Selected Awards, Honors and Fellowships
2010 Faculty Mentor, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program
(sociology major, Chelsea Johnson class of 2011)
2009 Pauline Drake Scholars – Award for Teaching Excellence
2007 Teaching Award for Excellence, Office of Student Affairs, Spelman College
2006 Mellon Foundation International Faculty Seminar, Abroad Program, Accra, Ghana
2005  “Jaguar Teacher of the Year”, Spelman College Department of Athletics
2005   Faculty Mentor, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program
(sociology major, Emily Rutledge class of 2007)

Selected Awards, Honors and Fellowships
2010 Bruce H. Wade and Jack H. Stone “Overcoming Disciplinary and Institutional Barriers: An Interdisciplinary Course in Economic and Sociological Perspectives on Health Issues.”
The Journal of Economic Education, 41(1), 71–84

2009 Brenda D. Hayes, Rhonda C. Holliday, Bruce H. Wade, Cynthia Trawick, Michael
 Hodge, Lee Caplan, Corliss Heath, Alexander Quarshie  and David Satcher “A
Comprehensive Examination of the Health Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors of Students Attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved 20(2):69-84.

2009 Bruce H. Wade “Border Crossing and Coming Home in the Name of Human Rights: A Case
Study of an International Human Rights Education and Exchange Program.” “Border Crossing and Coming Home in the Name of Human Rights: A Case Study of an International Human Rights Education and Exchange Program.” (December). Journal of Asian and African Studies 44(6): 635-660.

2007 Bruce H. Wade “The Disabling Nature of the HIV / AIDS Discourse Among HBCU Students: How Postcolonial Racial Identities and Gender Expectations Influence HIV Prevention Attitudes and Sexual Risk-taking.” WAGADU: A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies 4(summer): 125-141.