Yvonne Thai, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology Program Coordinator for Sociology Director of Online Education for College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Office Phone: (951) 343-3984 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Location: James 123B Office Hours: By Appointment
|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|
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
Organizations & Institutions
Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU
TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE:
Methods of Sociological Inquiry
Identity and Society
Couples and Families
TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY FULLERTON:
Research, Presentations, & Publications
“Empathy and Social Structure in Altruistic Processes”
“Examining Vicarious Guilt and Shame through Corporate and Categoric Dimensions of Social Identities.”
Frederick, T. V., Thai, Y., Dunbar, S. E., Ardito, R., Eichler, K., Kidd, K., Carrera, J., & Almero, M. (2023). The effects of role differentiation among clergy: Impact on pastoral burnout and job satisfaction. Pastoral Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11089-022-01052-w
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.
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."
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