Dr Whitney Garcia

Assistant Professor


Contact Information

CLA, Room 3342


Ph.D, Policy Sciences, Sociology concentration,
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2002
M.A., Medical Sociology,
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1995
B.S. Sociology,
Towson State University, 1984

Areas of Expertise

Sociological Theory
Sociology of HIV/AIDS
Social Policy
Sociology of Race, Class, and Gender
Medical Sociology


Whitney Garcia joined the Towson faculty in 1995. Her teaching interests include sociological theory, sociological analysis, research methods, and political sociology. Her research examines social policy (esp. policy mechanisms which enhance the visibility of non-market resources), economy and society (esp. qualitative economic indicators of societal health). Whitney's dissertation develops a model for evaluating and guiding breast feeding policy.