- Ph.D. in Applied Sociology
- M.A. in Architecture and Urban Planning
- J.D. in Law
- B.A. in Urban Studies
- B.A. in African and African-American Studies
Karla M. McLucas, PhD is currently employed as an Associate Professor of Sociology and the Director of the Honors Program. From August 2016-July 2019 Dr. McLucas was employed as the Coordinator of Research and Projects in the college’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Beginning in August, 2006, Dr. McLucas was employed in the Department of Political Science as an Assistant Professor of Sociology. In 2013 she earned tenure and was promoted to the position of Associate Professor of Sociology. Prior to joining the Bennett faculty, Dr. McLucas held senior positions in a variety of local, state, and regional agencies. She served as the Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations for the State of Missouri and was employed with the City of Los Angeles’ Department of City Planning in the community and transportation planning sections.
Dr. McLucas serves on a number of boards and organizations, including, but not limited to the Experts of Color Network, the Land Loss Prevention Project, and Urban Strategies, Inc. She also serves as the faculty adviser for the college’s NAACP chapter. Dr. McLucas is a member of the American Sociological Association, the Southern Sociological Society and the American Planning Association.
- McLucas, Karla and Rhonda Sharpe, editors (2016). “African Americans, Dalits and Tribals: a Comparative Analysis of subaltern communities in India and the U.S.A.” The Review of Black Political Economy 48(2). DOI 10.1007/S12114-016-9236-7.
- Dollar, M. & McLucas, K. (2013) Nuts and Bolts: Reflections on Making a Cross Institutional Project Work. In Salzburg Global Seminar (Eds.); Creating Sites of Global Citizenship: The Mellon Fellow Community Initiative. Salzburg, Austria: Salzburg Global Seminar.