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Yvonne Thai, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology

Office Phone: (951) 343-3984
E-mail: ythai@calbaptist.edu
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Sociology University of California at Riverside 2011
M.A. Sociology University of California at Riverside 2007
B.S. Sociology, Law and Society University of California at Riverside 2004
  • Courses Taught

    SOC 213: Introduction to Sociology

    SOC 335: Social Problems

    SOC 323: Marriage and Family

    SOC 337: Deviant Behavior

    SOC 355: Social Stratification

    SOC 381: Social Theory

    SOC 345: Race and Ethnciity

    SOC 338: Group Dynamics and Social Movements

    SOC 347: Sociology of Gender

    SOC 348: Sociology of Aging

    SOC 301: Self and Society

    SOC 352: Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Burnout
    Emotional labor
    Morality
    Organizations & Institutions
    Religion
    Teaching practices

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE:

    Methods of Sociological Inquiry
    Identity and Society
    Couples and Families
    Social Change

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY FULLERTON:

    Sociological Theory

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    MASTERS THESIS:

    “Empathy and Social Structure in Altruistic Processes”

    DOCTORAL DISSERTATION:

    “Examining Vicarious Guilt and Shame through Corporate and Categoric Dimensions of Social Identities.”


    PUBLICATIONS:

    Frederick, T.V., Dunbar, S. Thai, Y., Ardito, R., Eichler, K., Kidd K., Carrera, J. & Almero, M. (2022). The Effects of Role Differentiation Among Clergy: Impact on Pastoral Burnout and Job Satisfaction. Review of Religious Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13644-022-00489-y

    Purper, C., Thai, Y., Frederick, T.V., & Farris, S. (2022). Exploring the challenge of teachers’ emotional labor in early childhood settings. Early Childhood Education Journal. doi 10.1007/s10643-022-01345-y

    Frederick, T. V., Thai, Y., & Dunbar, S. (2021). Coping with Pastoral Burnout Using Christian Contemplative Practices. Religions, 12(6), 378.

    Dunbar, S., Frederick, T., Thai, Y. & Gill, J. (2020) Calling, caring, and connecting: burnout in Christian ministry, Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 23:2, 173-186.

    Frederick, T., Dunbar, S., & Thai, Y. (2018). Burnout in Christian Perspective. Pastoral Psychology (1573-6679), 1-10.

    Stets, J & Thai, Y. (2009). "Roles." in Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, edited by John Levine and Michael Hogg. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


    PRESENTATIONS:

    Frederick, Thomas, Thai, Yvonne and Scott Dunbar. 2022. Understanding Pastoral Burnout. Presented to the Tryon Evergreen Baptist Association (TEBA) (Virtual).

    Purper, Cammy and Yvonne Thai. 2022. Promoting Early Childhood Teachers' Resilience With Mindfulness Strategies. Presented at The California Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference.

    Purper Cammy and Yvonne Thai. 2021. Understanding and Responding to the Challenges of Early Childhood Teachers' Emotional Labor With Mindfulness Strategies. Presented at The National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference (Virtual).

    Frederick, Thomas, Scott Dunbar, Ardito Richard, and Yvonne Thai. 2017. “Work and Family Balance.” Presented at the Fall Faculty Training for California Baptist University, Online and Professional Studies.

    Thai, Yvonne. 2017. “Cultural Diversity Didactic Seminar.” Presented to the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health.

    Thai, Yvonne. 2016. “Verbal Judo/Conflict Resolution”. Presented to the City of Chino: Teen Center.

    D'Auria Stephanie and Yvonne Thai. 2016. Bridging the Gap: Creating a Safe Space for Learning Behind Bars. Presented at the annual meeting of the California Sociological Association.

    Thai, Yvonne. 2013. Teaching Social Theory in an Online Format. Presented at the annual meeting of the California Sociological Association.

    Thai, Yvonne. 2011. Examining Vicarious Guilt and Shame through Corporate and Categoric Dimensions of Social Identities. Invited Talk at UC Riverside.

    Thai, Yvonne and Stephanie D’Auria. 2008. “Developing Empathy through Mothering.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association.

    Thai, Yvonne. 2007. “Empathy and Social Structure in Altruistic Processes.” Presented at the Pacific Sociological Association Meetings.

    Cantwell, Allison and Yvonne Thai. 2007. “Life after 39: An exploration of gender differences in income for high school and college graduates”. Presented at the California Sociological Association Meetings.

    Thai, Yvonne. 2007. “Empathy and Social Structure in Altruistic Processes”. Presented at the Annual Group Processes Meeting.

    Thai, Yvonne. “Altruism, Identity, and Racial Differences with Charity.” 2006. Presented at the California Sociological Association Meetings.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Inland Hills Church, Chino Hills, CA

  • Interests & Hobbies

    "Some of the greatest joys in my life include: being a mother and wife, reading, volunteering in the community, and learning new things whenever possible."

  • Personal Philosophy

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart

    And do not lean on your own understanding.

    In all your ways acknowledge Him,

    And He will make your paths straight.

    - Proverbs 3:5-6, NASB

    "He who dares to teach must never cease to learn"

    - John Cotton Dana