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Carol A. Minton-Ryan, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology

Office Phone: (951) 343-5072
E-mail: cminton@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: W.E. James Building, Room 132
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Sociology Oklahoma State University 2003
M.S. Sociology Oklahoma State University 1999
M.Ed. Gerontology University of Central Oklahoma 1997

Additional Education



University of Central Oklahoma



Courses Taught

Introduction to Sociology
Sociology of Disability
Social Psychology
Social Theory
Social Problems
Sociology of Gender
Race and Ethnicity
Sociology of Aging
Aging and Mental Health
Life Span for Health Professionals


Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Disability & Gender Studies; Qualitative Research Methods; Aging


Teaching Experience

California Baptist University 2003-Present
Oklahoma State University 1999-2002


Research, Presentations, & Publications

'Deaf education in Malawi and the need for Malawian Sign Language documentation' presented at the International Educational Conference at Chancellor College in Zomba, Malawi

‘Voices from Behind Prison Walls: The Impact of Training Service Dogs on Women in Prison’ published in The Journal of Animals and Society, 2015

Fall 2011: Sabbatical leave in Jordan teaching ESL and conducting research on the social construction of the music identity of young adults studying English in Jordan

The Social Construction of Gender Inequality in Central Malawi (paperback)
2008, VDM publishers

Ritualized Duties: The Social Construction of Gender Inequality in Malawi
International Review of Modern Sociology Fall 2008

An Integrative Lecture: A critical look at changing gender roles through popular music
Published in the American Sociological Association’s Teaching Sociology Newsletter Summer 2007

Perceptions of Religious Integration for People with Developmental Disabilities by Carol A. Minton and Richard A. Dodder
Published in Mental Retardation, December 2003


Church Membership & Activities

Rancho Community Church in Temecula; Young Adult Special Needs Ministry


Community Service & Involvement

July 2014: 'If my loved one has Alzheimer's, why am I lost?' Guest Speaker at the Riverside Medical Clinic foundation Alzheimer's Family Support Group


Interests & Hobbies

[Dr. Minton] enjoys spending time at the ocean and feels blessed to be part of International and United States Service Projects.


Personal Philosophy

Galatians 6:9; King James Version (KJV)
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

“ . . well-doing consists of rolling up your shirt sleeves and doing a good day’s work, sweeping the carpets and dusting the furniture. Well doing is attending to the duties that arise out of our relationships in life – attending carefully to them, and seeing that in nothing, we are eye-servers and men pleasers, but in everything are seeking to serve God” Spurgeon