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
Areas of Specialization
Self-Advocacy Advising; Taskstream-Based Assessment; Structural Inequality; Social Justice; Participatory Action Research
Systems of Social Stratification