Senior Instructor of Sociology
Phone: (561) 297-1218
Office: CU 267/Boca Campus
Research: Medical sociology, stratification and social inequality, sociology of families, organizations and institutions.
Teaching: Sociological perspectives, human sexuality and social change.
I am Gina Carreno-Lukasik, Senior Instructor of Sociology at Florida Atlantic University. I have taught at FAU since 2002. I regularly teach Sociological Perspectives, Human Sexuality and Social Change, and also Animals and Society. Every fall I also teach Learning Strategy and Human Development for first-year students in the Arts and Letters Learning Community. In my classes I strive to introduce students to the basic concepts within sociology and its subfields, help students use their sociological imagination to analyze current social problems as well as examine their own lives, and develop their critical thinking as well as verbal and written communication skills. I try to foster students’ sensitivity to diversity (race-ethnicity, gender, sexuality, social class, age, disability, etc.). In short, I hope that my courses not only introduce students to the discipline of sociology but also help them become more informed and empathic human beings. I have received an Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching Award, and I am involved in student life in many ways including my role as a Faculty Owl Leader. Outside of FAU, I cherish spending time with my husband Greg, daughter Natalia, cats Princess and Jolly, and hamster Summer.