Felicia Wiltz, PhD

Associate Professor & Chair, Sociology & Criminal Justice

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  • PhD, Northeastern University
  • MEd, Northeastern University
  • BBA, Savannah State University

Professional Experience

Suffolk University, Boston, MA
2001 - Present

  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor & Chair
  • Assistant Professor & Chair
  • Assistant Professor

Northeastern University, Boston, MA
1989 – 2001

  • Cooperative Education Faculty Coordinator
  • Cooperative Education Counselor

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Savannah, GA
1986 – 1989

  • Human Resources Co-op Coordinator

Research Interest

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Education and Work
  • Race & Racism in Organizations


“Becoming Culturally Sensitive.” Alongside Community: Learning in Service (pp. 102-112). New York, NY: Routledge – book chapter

“Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race.” Humanity & Society, 2nd ed., vol. 42, 269-271. 

“We’re in This Together: Exploring Challenges Related to Service-Learning.” Journal of Modern Education Review, 7(7), 463-476 (with C. Veloria, D. Harkins, & A. Bernasconi).


Wiltz, F.P. and Veloria, C. “Religious Identity, Spirituality, and College Persistence Among African American and Latinx Students,” Nineteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, University of Patras, Greece. (June 2019)

Wiltz, F.P. and Veloria, C. “Exploring Religiosity and Spirituality among African American and Latinx Students on Predominantly White Colleges and Universities.” Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. (March 2019)

Harkins, D., Wiltz, F.P., Athineos, C., Kozak, K., Sharicz, C., Hogan, P., and Veloria, C. “Symposium - Alongside Community: Socially Just and Culturally Responsive Service-Learning.” New England Educational Research Organization 50th Annual Meeting, Portsmouth, NH. (May 2018)

Veloria, C., and Wiltz, F.P. “Engaging Students in an Era of Nativist & Dystopian Discourses.” Association for Humanist Sociology, Havana, Cuba. (November 2017)

Wiltz, F.P., Veloria, C., Harkins, D., Hogan, P., Bernasconi, A., Elmore, M., and Clarke, A. “Teaching Our Passion: Challenge of Service Learning Courses.”  Eastern Sociological Society, Boston, MA (March 2016)

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Courses Taught

  • CJ-783-W1 Practicum in Crim & Just I
  • SOC-214-B Research Methods in Sociology
  • SOC-347-A Immigration Law and Policy
  • SOC-483-W1 Internship in Sociology I
  • CJ-783-W1 Internship Crime & Justice St
  • CJU-483-W1 Internship in Criminal Justice
  • SOC-484-W1 Internship in Sociology II