Maria Hartley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Sociology, Community Engagement Faculty Fellow

phone (865) 471-3307

Maria Hartley attended Midway College, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. She received a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University. She completed her doctoral training at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Her research interests include social theory, qualitative methods, debt, and counter-cultural groups. Maria enjoys riding motorcycles with her family and cuddling her two dogs.