HPU Hires Epstein As Instructor Of Sociology

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 19, 2010 ? Dr. Jonathon S. Epstein has been hired as instructor of sociology in the Department of Human Relations, Sociology, and Nonprofit Studies at High Point University.

In his new role, Epstein is responsible for instructing students in various courses including the individual in society, race and ethnicity, and visual sociology.

“I am very impressed with the attention paid to the students and the focus on instructional excellence here,” Epstein says. “HPU is an extraordinary place and I look forward to contributing to the campus culture in an intellectually meaningful and caring way.”

Epstein holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, as well as a Doctorate in sociology from Kent State University in Ohio. He is the author of two books and his theory work has been published in a number of sociology methods texts. Epstein is originally a native of Cleveland, Ohio.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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