History and
Social Sciences

The faculty and students within our multidisciplinary department advance the study and practice of history and the social sciences through teaching, research, and outreach. Our research generates knowledge rooted in historical and social scientific approaches to the study of the human condition.


Department Faculty

Adjunct Professors

  • Mary Anne K. Clarke
  • Ethan Dugas
  • Burton Van Name Edwards
  • Jeffrey Hamill
  • Curtis Holland
  • Gail Mohanty
  • Alicia Sansone
  • Shahram Shadbash
  • Kristin Taylor-Costello
  • Terrance N. Turner
Enos, Sandra

Sandra Lee Enos

Associate Professor, History and Social Sciences
Faculty Suite J, Room 118

Ph D, University of Connecticut
MA, Brown University
BA, Rhode Island College

Service-learning, social entrepreneurship, sociology of creativity, crime and justice, social problems, and globalization and childhood, international service-learning, and sociology of creativity and innovation

History and development of child welfare, teaching social change in higher education, international service-learnin, crime and the family

  • American Sociological Association
  • Eastern Sociological Society
  • 2017, The Toby Award
  • 2017, Faculty of Distinction
  • 2016, Ronald McDonald Women of Achievement Award
  • 2016, Women of Achievement Award
  • 2016, Citizen of Character Award
  • 2014, Faculty Innovation Fund
  • 2014, Nominated for campus-wide teaching award
  • 2014, Presidential Faculty Fellows
  • 2014, Certification of Appreciation
  • 2014, Revolutionary Award
  • 2014, Faculty Award
  • 2014, Woman of Distinction
  • 2013, Creative Faculty Fellows
  • 2013, Certificate of Appreciation
  • 2013, Revolutionary Award
  • 2013, Merit award for teaching academic year 2012-2013
  • 2013, Merit award for teaching academic year 2012-2013
  • 2008, Outstanding Service Award
  • 2007, Preservation Merit Award

Enos, S., Should Police Departments Revise Their Community Relations Policies, ABC-CLIO, 2017.

Dowling, M. A., Shea, R., Hasseler, T., Enos, S., Embracing a Creative Praxis: The Creativity Fellows Program at Bryant University, KIE Conference Books, 2015.

Enos, S., Imagine. Engage. Refect. Repeat, RI Campus Compact, 2015.

Enos, S., Making us angry and active: The personal, the policy and the political , Everett Dance Theatre, 2015.

Enos, S., Service-Learning and Social Entrepreneurship: A Pedagogy of Social Change, Palgrave MacMillan, 2015.

Enos, S., What I Owe, Rhode Island College, 2015.

Enos, S., Are schools and universities over-criminalizing student behavior? , SBC-CLIO.

Enos, S., Confronting Economic Inequality, Sage Publications.

Enos, S., Podcast on teaching innovation, 2018.

Enos, S. ., The Social Change Marketplace, Social Enterprise Greenhouse, 2017.

Enos, S., Another War on Women: Mass Incarceration, Gender and Color, International Review of Modern Sociology, 2017.

Enos, S., Confronting Economic Inequality, Sage Publications, 2017.

Enos, S., I Believe in the Ineffable, WRNI Public Radio, 2017.

Enos, S., Nothing but Our Ruth, Persimmon Publishing, 2017.

Enos, S., The sociology of entrepreneurship by M. Fortunato, Cognella, 2017.

Enos, S., Youth Politics in Putin's Russia: producing patriots and entrepreneurs, Russian Journal of Communication, 2017.

Enos, S., American Police Departments Should Reform Their Community Relations Policies, ABC-CLIO, 2016.

Enos, S., Independent, Coexisting, Collaborating? How Institutions Are Organizing Their Efforts for Social Impact, Diversity & Democracy, 2016.

Enos, S., Some final thoughts, iUniverse Press, 2015.

Enos, S., Dowling, M. A., Shea, R., Hasseler, T. A., Embracing a Creative Practice: The Creativity Fellows and Bryant University.” , KIE, 2015.

Sandra, E., Community Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship: A Bigger Umbrella, Campus Compact, 2015.

Enos, S., Developing Critical Perspectives in International Service Learning: Challenges and Opportunities, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2014.

Enos, S., Everything I knew about diversity, Archway, 2014.

Enos, S., Forging forward, Commencent issue of Archway, 2014.

Enos, S., Making history more visible: What I am a public scholar, Rhode Island Council on the Humanities, 2014.

Enos, S., On living a life pf purpose, HerCampus, 2014.

Enos, S., Orphanages, Asylums and Almshouses, RICH and Browun University, 2014.

Enos, S., What's all this i hear about social entrpreneurship, Michoigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2014.

Enos, S., “Connecting the Classroom to the Community: Encompassing an expansive view of service and engagement, Teaching/Learning Matters, 2013.

Enos, S., Creating the Character, Craft, and Culture of Engagement: Service-Learning and Community Engagement at Bryant University, Palgrave , 2012.

Enos, S., Mass Incarceration: Triple Jeopardy for Women in a “Color-Blind” and Gender-Neutral Justice System, Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought , 2012.