Sean M Viña

Sean M Viña

Assistant Professor Department of Sociology Office Location: AD 378 Phone: (210) 829-3976

Dr. Sean Viña started his career in sociology at Huston-Tillotson University, Austin Texas’s Historically Black college. After two years at HTU, he transferred to the University of Texas at San Antonio where he completed his Bachelor’s and Master of Science degrees. Sean then pursues his Ph.D. in Sociology at Indiana University with a focus on health and stigma. He has examined the relationship between religion and health, mental illness among service members and their spouses, and the stigma attached to PTSD. He in an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Sean also believes in public service and volunteers for multiple boards and commissions for the City of San Antonio. He is the husband of Dr. Amanda Stephens, Esq. After five years, they still actively date and go on long walks with their two dogs along the River Walk.

  • Ph.D. (October 2020) –Sociology (Major), Research Methods (Minor), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  • M.S. (2015) – Sociology, the University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
  • B.S. (2013) – Sociology, the University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
  • 2020: Texas A&M-San Antonio Hazing Prevention Committee Member
  • 2020: Texas A&M-San Antonio Campus Art
  • 2020: Sociology Club Academic Advisor, Texas A&M San Antonio
  • 2017-Present: CONTEXT Magazine | Policy Brief Reviewer
  • 2019-2020: Texas A&M University - Lecturer
  • 2017. Summer Research Associate. The RAND Corporation. “Survey of Health Related Behaviors of Active Duty Military Personnel.”
  • AKD-Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society
  • ASA-American Sociological Association
  • ASR-Association for the Sociology of Religion
  • PAA-Population Association of America
  • SSS-Southern Sociological Society
  • SSA-Southwestern Sociological Association American
  • 2020-present: City of San Antonio Ethics and Review Board (District 1 Appointee)
  • 2016: La Casa Indiana University Latino Cultural Center, High School Mentor
  • 2012: Texans for Obama, Presidential Campaign, Neighborhood Canvasser
  • 2009-2010: Virginia Organizing Project
  • 2000-2010: Voices for Planned Parenthood
  • 2008: Texans for Obama, Presidential Campaign, Neighborhood Canvasser
  • Boy scouts of America - Eagle Scout - Lifetime Membership
  • Military Health
  • Mental Health
  • Stigma
  • Inequality and Health
  • The Sociology of the Medical Profession
  • Race/Ethnicity and Health
  • Gender and Health Religion/Spirituality Health Policy
  • Violence (i.e., rampage shootings) and social Integration
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Social Problems
  • Social Deviance
  • Social Stratification
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Sociology of the Family
  • Medical Sociology
  • Mental Health