Dr. Dewey teaches Social Research Methods, Juvenile Delinquency, Sociology of Gender and Sexualities, Sociology of Corrections, Sociology of Health Care, Criminology, Social Deviance and Directed Study courses at Concordia University Chicago.

Among her areas of research are medical sociology, gender and sexualities. Professor Dewey has been a member of Concordia-Chicago’s faculty since 2003.


  • PhD, Sociology - Loyola University; Chicago, IL
  • MA, Sociology - DePaul University; Chicago, IL
  • BA, Sociology - Northern Illinois University; DeKalb, IL


  • “Community Reintegration Trajectories: A Qualitative Comparative Study of Gang-Affiliated and Non-Gang-Affiliated Ex-Offender,” Criminal Justice Information Authority, 2005.


  • “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Professionals’ Accounts of Treating the Trans-identified Patient,” The Second Annual Joint Gender & Women Studies Mini-Conference; River Forest, Ill., March 20, 2010.

  • “Transforming Pedagogy: Using a Teach-In to Ignite Student Social Action,” Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area Scholarship of Pedagogy Symposium; Chicago, October 2007.

  • “You Can’t Shove it in Their Face: Credibility Work in the Doctor/Trans Encounter,” The 9th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference; Chicago, April 2007.

  • “Contesting Medical Boundaries,” Pacific Sociological Association annual meeting; Oakland, Calif., March 2007.

  • “Cutting Known Social Capital: The Key to Success for Ex-Inmates,” American Sociological Association annual meeting; Philadelphia, Pa., August 2005.

  • “Community Reintegration and Current Theories,” Pacific Sociological Association annual meeting; Portland, Ore., April 2005.

  • “Too Much of a Good Thing: Looking at Community Reintegration, Social Capital, Social Bond, and Network Theories,” Eastern Sociological Society annual meeting; Washington, D.C., March 2005.

  • “Cutting Know Ties: How Ex-Inmates Reintegrate,” The 7th annual Ethnography Conference; Chicago, February 2005.