Faculty Profile

Victoria Brockett

Academic Advisor, Assessment Assistant, and Adjunct Instructor

Meier Hall 108


Victoria Brockett is the Academic Advisor and Assessment Assistant in the Department of Education at Valparaiso University.  She has a Master of Arts in Sociology from Loyola University Chicago and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Indiana University Northwest.  During her carrier as a social justice educator, she has served as the Assistant Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Excellence at Indiana University Northwest and Coordinator of the Northwest Indiana Race Relations Council.  In recent years, she has appeared on Lakeshore Public Television as a Lakeshore Focus panelist on facing racism in northwest Indiana and has presented papers at annual meetings for the Midwest Sociological Society and Association for Humanist Sociology.  Her work has been published in Race, Gender & Class, Critical Sociology, The Humanist Sociologist, and the Routledge Handbook on Poverty in the United States

A self-advocacy philosophy lies at the heart of her advising and assessment practice.  Through the cultivation of self-advocacy in all teacher candidates, she hopes to foster a culture of empowerment, where every student has access to the opportunities and recourses necessary to make informed decisions as their vocations unfold.


M.A. - Sociology - Loyola University Chicago 2012
B.A. - Sociology - Indiana University Northwest 2005
A.A. - Anthropology - Indiana University Northwest 2004

Areas of Specialization

Self-Advocacy Advising; Taskstream-Based Assessment; Structural Inequality; Social Justice; Participatory Action Research

Courses Taught

Systems of Social Stratification


  • “The House Always Wins: How State Lotteries Displace American Tax Burdens by Class and Race”, Routledge Handbook, on Poverty in the United States, 2014  (Second author to Kasey Henricks)
  • “Celebrating a Return to Jim Crow?: A Reflexive Analysis and Methodological Query on Measuring Segregation”, Critical Sociology , 2013  (Third author to Kasey Henricks and Bill Byrnes)
  • “Counter-Revolutions in the Name of Emancipation: The Regressive Character of Racial and Gender Progress” Race, Gender & Class , Race, Gender & Class , 2013  (Second author to Kasey Henricks)

Professional Affiliations

  • National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)