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Sociology Faculty Member Presents Conference Papers

Douglas M. SherryDouglas M. Sherry, a part-time instructor of sociology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, recently presented a paper at the Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association.

At the conference, held in New Brunswick, N.J., Sherry presented the paper “‘Abiseeinyah Henry’: Television’s MASH and the End of the Vietnam War.”

This month, he will present a paper titled “Framing Dissent: The Image of Political Militants in Films of the 1970s” at the Mid-Atlantic American Studies Association/Political Science Association Joint Conference in Harrisburg.

Both papers are part of a book manuscript Sherry is preparing on American culture in the 1970s.

Before joining the faculty at Penn College last year, Sherry taught at the University of Maryland; the Technical Institute of Naval Studies, Saudi Arabia; and, most recently, Capitol College in Laurel, Md., where he taught social sciences from 2000-05.

He earned a doctorate from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany.

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