|In addition to serving as Associate Dean of Liberal Arts, 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, Social Problems, Sociology of Family, Social Psychology, Sociology of Gender Roles, and Advanced Seminar in Sociology. For Dr. Brackett the time spent in the classroom is the highlight of the workday and she relishes the interactions with her students. This dedication was rewarded when she received a Distinguished Teaching Professorship (2003-2006). Her research interests include dating and relationship formation, motherhood, and religious factors in divorce. Her publications have appeared in academic journals, edited volumes, and on-line.