Carol A. Minton-Ryan, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology

Office Phone: (951) 343-5072
Office Location: W.E. James Building, Room 132
Office Hours:

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

    First Baptist Church of Riverside; 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