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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