Due to the inclement weather, all classes at LIU Post are canceled for Friday, February 5. In addition, all administrative offices will be closed.
The Bacon Brothers 8pm performance tonight at the Tilles Center will continue as scheduled. Info: liu.edu. For Tilles Center, call 516-299-3100.

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Heather Macpherson Parrott

Assistant Professor of Sociology

B.S., College of Charleston Ph.D., University of Georgia


Heather Parrott received a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Georgia, where she conducted research and taught courses in the area of race, class and gender inequality. She has worked on a variety of policy-oriented quantitative and qualitative research projects, from assessing the impact of Latino immigration on Georgia schools to uncovering effective family-friendly policies for academics. In her current research, she examines the ways in which childcare influences the social mobility of mothers, with a particular interest in low-income mothers. Heather teaches a broad range of sociology courses at C.W. Post, including classes in social statistics, research methods, gender and immigration.


Race, Class and Gender Inequality


  • Co-author, “Racial Mismatch and Organizational Structure: The Case of Teacher Satisfaction and Retention,” under review by Sociology of Education
  • Co-author, “The Myth of Millions: The Social Construction of the Illegal Immigration Problem in Georgia,” published in “The Brown Belt: Race and Immigration in the New South”
  • Co-author, “The Future of Education for New Latinos in the Southeast,” published in the Journal of Latinos and Education (2005)


  • Member, American Sociological Association
  • Member, Eastern Sociological Association
  • Member, Sociologists for Women in Society (National)
  • Member, Society for the Study of Social Problems