About Professor Kunovich
Professor Sheri Kunovich became the Associate Provost for Student Academic Engagement and Success at Southern Methodist University in July 2018. In this position she oversees student scholar programs, student academic success programs, national student awards programs, Engaged Learning, University Advising Center, and the Office of Student Success and Retention.
Dr. Kunovich graduated with a B.S. in Sociology from Texas A & M University. She earned M.A.s in Slavic and East European Studies and Sociology and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the Ohio State University. She joined the Department of Sociology in SMU's Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences in 2004. Professor Kunovich’s courses contribute to SMU majors and minors in Sociology, Markets and Cultures, Women and Gender Studies, International Studies, and Human Rights. She has taught courses at the SMU Taos Campus and served as the Director of the Prague Internship Program. She was previously awarded the Golden Mustang Award (2010), the Margareta Deschner Teaching Award (2013), the Excellence in Mentoring Award (2014), and the Extra Mile Award (2016). She was selected as an Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor in 2013. Dr. Kunovich served as Chair of the Sociology Department from 2014-2018. Professor Kunovich’s research within political sociology focuses on women’s representation in national legislatures and democratization in Eastern Europe. Her research within economic sociology focuses on attitudes towards distributive justice and consumption and consumerism. She has published articles in journals, such as the American Journal of Sociology, Annual Review of Sociology, Comparative Politics, Politics & Gender, and Social Forces.
Assistant to the Associate Provost
Student Academic Engagement and Success Programs:
- Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center
- Student Academic Success Programs
- Disability Accommodations and Success Strategies (DASS)
- Academic Development of Student-Athletes
- Student Success and Retention
- Office of General Education
- University Testing Center (UTC)
- University Advising Center (UAC)