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Dr. J. Lynn Gazley – Department Chair


Dr. J. Lynn Gazley Phone: (609) 771-2930


Office: Social Science Building 317A (in department office)

Fall 2022 student hours:                                                               Tuesdays 11am -12:30pm (in person or Zoom) and Wednesdays 9:30-11am (Zoom only), or by appointment

To sign up to meet with Dr. Gazley, click here:                                Student hours appointments


Degrees Earned

Northwestern University (Ph.D, MPH, 2011)

Recent Research & Activities

Professor Lynn Gazley is a medical sociologist who teaches courses in sociology and public health, including Quantitative Research Methods, U.S. Health and Social Policy, and Global Public Health. Her research interests focus on diversity, globalization, and the sciences. She focuses on how non-traditional scientists participate in contemporary life sciences and medical research, and how these processes shape medical knowledge-making. In her current project, she collaborates with faculty in the School of Science to understand how STEM students use resources to support resilience strategies and persistence in science majors.


  • Heimer, Carol A. and J. Lynn Gazley. 2012. “Performing Regulation: Transcending Regulatory Ritualism in HIV Clinics.” Law & Society Review. 46(4): 853-887.
  • Gazley, J. Lynn, Robin Remich, Michelle E. Naffziger-Hirsch, Jill Keller, Patricia B. Campbell, and Richard McGee. 2014. “Beyond Preparation: Identity, Cultural Capital, and Readiness for Graduate School in the Biomedical Sciences.” Journal of Research in Science Teaching. 51(8): 1021-1048.
  • Robin Remich, Michelle E. Naffziger-Hirsch, J. Lynn Gazley, and Richard McGee. 2016. “Scientific Growth and Identity Development during a Postbaccalaureate Program: Results from a Multi-site Qualitative Study”. CBE-Life Sciences Education. 15(ar25): 1-12.