|In addition to serving as Associate Dean for the College of Public Policy and Justice, Dr. Brackett's activities include being a founding member and past sponsor of the Sociology Club, and serving as Chapter Representative for Alpha Kappa Delta (Xi of Alabama), the International Sociology Honor Society. The courses that she teaches are Introduction to Sociology, Intimate Lifestyles, Sociology of Family, Social Psychology, and Sociology of Gender Roles. Dr. Brackett received a Distinguished Teaching Professorship (2003-2006) which recognizes her teaching skills and support of students. Her research interests include dating and relationship formation, cultural influences on motherhood, and the links between family and religion. Her publications have appeared in academic journals, edited volumes, and on-line.