Loyola University Chicago

Department of Sociology


Judson G. Everitt, PhD

Title/s:  Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Program Director

Specialty Area: Sociology of Education; Social Psychology; Inhabited Institutionalism; Cultural Sociology; Youth, Aging, and the Life Course; Organizations, Occupations, and Work; Gender, Race, and Class; Ethnography; Teaching and Learning

Office #:  Coffey 427

Phone: 773.508.3427


CV Link: CV_Everitt_Judson


Judson Everitt joined the Department of Sociology at Loyola in 2009 after earning his Ph.D. in sociology at Indiana University. Dr. Everitt’s research examines how social psychological processes constitute and reconstitute institutional environments through the everyday interaction and sense-making people carryout in local settings. Teachers’ work in educational institutions, and their socialization into the teaching profession, represent the substantive focus of his research to date. Dr. Everitt’s work has appeared in Symbolic Interaction, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, as well as in an edited volume on teachers’ work, entitled Assessing Teacher Quality (2012, Teachers College Press).

While he studies teachers in his scholarship, his own teaching is also of central importance to his work. Dr. Everitt teaches a variety of classes at Loyola (see list below), including our department's unique graduate seminar preparing doctoral students to design, prep, and teach their own undergraduate courses.


PhD, Sociology
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 2009

MA, Sociology
Indiana Univeristy, Bloomington, IN 2004

BA, Sociology
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 2000

Courses Taught

  • Society in a Global Age (Intro to Sociology)
  • Social Problems
  • Principles of Social Research (methods)
  • Men, Women and Work
  • Inequality in Society
  • Sociology of Education
  • The Logic of Sociological Inquiry (graduate course)
  • Teaching Undergraduate Sociology (graduate course)


Master Teacher Award, College of Arts and Sciences, Loyola University Chicago

Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Freshmen, Loyola University Chicago

Rated #7, 2013–2014 RateMyProfessor.com 25 Best College Professors in America

Selected Publications

Lesson Plans

 Everitt, Judson G. 2018. Lesson Plans: The Institutional Demands of Becoming a Teacher​. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Everitt, Judson G. and Bradley A. Levinson. 2016. “Inhabited Institutions in New Destinations: Local Sense-Making and Institutional Work in Community Response to New Immigration.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 45 (2): 115-42.

Everitt, Judson G. 2013. “Inhabitants Moving In: Prospective Sense-Making and the Reproduction of Inhabited Institutions in Teacher Education.” Symbolic Interaction 36 (2): 177-96.

Everitt, Judson G. 2012. “Teacher Careers and Inhabited Institutions: Sense-Making and Arsenals of Teaching Practice in Educational Institutions.” Symbolic Interaction 35 (2): 203-20.

Everitt, Judson G. 2012. “Teacher Education and Accountability: Adapting to Prospective Work Environments in Schools.” Pp. 137-59 in Assessing Teacher Quality: Understanding Teacher Effects on Instruction and Achievement, edited by Sean Kelly. New York: Teachers College Press.