We prepare our students to solve societal issues, to understand and address problems facing our justice and legal infrastructures, to be informed and participate in politics and analyze economic trends in our society and around the globe.

Yarber-Allen, Annice

TitleDepartment Chair/Associate Professor/Distinguished Teaching Professor
DepartmentSociology, Anthropology, & Geography
OfficeCollege of Public Policy & Justice
Office HoursTuesday & Thursday: Noon - 2 p.m.; other times by appointment.
Office LocationLiberal Arts 333

Dr. Yarber teaches Sociology of Health and Illness, Human Sexuality, Divorce and Remarriage, and Human Behavior and the Social Environment. Her areas of interests includes medical sociology, marriage and family, and deviance. Dr. Yarber is currently working on the development of a Court Watch Program in Alabama. The Alabama Court Watch Program is a program that would place citizen activists in rural courtrooms across Alabama for the purpose of documenting how those accused of non-violent drug offenses and other defendants whose crimes are considered drug related are treated; that is, how their sentences compare based on their race and socio-economic standing as well as whether or not they have a court appointed or privately hired attorney. In addition, the program will determine which judges are implementing the voluntary sentencing guidelines passed into law in Alabama in 2006 and which ones are still sending non-violent drug offenders to Alabama s dangerously overcrowded prisons despite having other sentencing options available.

EducationPh.D. (2004) University of Alabama at Birmingham, Medical Sociology