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Jenny R. Vermilya is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of North Georgia on the Dahlonega campus in the Department of Sociology & Human Services. She earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has a B.A. in Sociology and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Georgia where she graduated Cum Laude. Her specialties lie in the sociological areas of gender, human-animal studies, social psychology, and qualitative methodology. She is a former fellow of the Animals & Society Institute's Human-Animal Studies Fellowship. Dr. Vermilya was one of the recipients of The Best Should Teach Silver Award from the Graduate Teacher Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Sociology

Social Problems

Sociology of Gender

Animals & Society

The Social Construction of Sexuality


  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2015
  • Certificate , College Teaching, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2013
  • B.A., Sociology, Cum Laude, University of Georgia, 2006
  • B.S., Psychology, Cum Laude, University of Georgia, 2006

Research/Special Interests

Sex and Gender, Gender and Sexuality, Work and Occupations, Feminized Occupations, Animals and Society, Social Psychology, Qualitative Methodology


Vermilya, Jenny R. 2012. "Contesting Horses: Borders and Shifting Social Meanings in Veterinary Medical Education." Society & Animals 20(2):123-137.

Irvine, Leslie, and Jenny R. Vermilya. 2010. "Gender Work in a Feminized Profession: The Case of Veterinary Medicine." Gender & Society 24(1):56-82.

Personal Information

Dr. Vermilya is excited about starting a new life and career in the north Georgia mountains with her partner and their pets. As an outdoor enthusiast, if you can't find her in her office, the next place to look is on a trail somewhere.

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