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Faculty Portrait

Contact Information

Name: Todd Migliaccio

Title: Director of Graduate Studies and Special Assistant to the Dean, Professor of Sociology

Office Location: Riverfront Center 202; Amador 451D


Office Phone: 916.278.7573; 916.278.2738

Mailing Address: 6000 J street

Office Hours: Tu/Th 12-2p, or by appointment

Courses That I Teach

Soc 102: Research Methods
Soc 126: Sociology of Gender
Soc 127: Men, Masculinity and Society
Soc 134: Sociology of Film
Soc 135: Popular Culture
Soc 150: Social Psychology
Soc 166: The Family
Soc 169: Changing American Family, Service Learning Course- Service Learning Partners Manual
Soc 200B: Thesis/Project Preparation
Soc 226: Sociology of Gender, Graduate Course


Migliaccio, T. and J. Carrigan. 2017. “Producing Better Writers in Sociology: A Programmatic Assessment and Response to Writing in a Large Department.” Teaching Sociology 45: 228-239

Migliaccio, T, J. Raskauskas, and M. Schmidtlein. 2017. “Mapping the Landscapes of Bullying.” Learning Environments Research, 20: 365-382.

Migliaccio, T. 2016. “Abused Husbands: A Narrative Analysis.” In The Family Issues Reader, edited by C. Shehan. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Migliaccio, T. 2015. “Teacher Engagement with Bullying: Managing an Identity within a School.” Sociological Spectrum 35: 84-108.

Migliaccio, T. and J. Raskauskas. 2015. Bullying as a Social Experience: Social Factors, Prevention and Intervention. Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishers.


Curriculum Vitae

Research Projects/Interests

Co-conducting an analysis of the impact on student success and comfortability in a Sociology Research Methods course when active learning pedagogical practices are introduced, in particular, Team Based Learning (TBL). Evaluating student learning through pre-post tests of knowledge and skills related to key areas within a research methods course. Measuring also student level of learning through Bloom's Taxonomy, which pre/post questions have been organized to measure all levels. Finally, using two measurses of comfortability within a Research Methods class were used.

Bullying K-12 has been a focus of analysis for over 10 years, assessing teacher experiences, district-wide issues, developing intervention and prevention plans and protocols, offering workshops for educators, administrators, and community members, producing resources (DVD's, assignments, informational materials). I have also published several articles on the topic and co-wrote a book on the topic and established a website (see below) that contains resources on bullying. My continuing work in the field focus on changing culture of a school in response to bullying and violence issues. My recent interest is to evaluate Bullying and Incivility within Universities, considering structural and cultural issues that promote and mitigate negative interactions and relationships.

Bullying Website: Classroom Bullying Materials

External evaluator on the First Year Experience grant at CSUS, co-designing and evaluating student success throughout the program, both in the Space and within the First Year Seminar courses. Utilizing a rubric designed for First Year Experience Seminars along with a signature assignment used in all sections, able to evaluate student learning in the courses.

External evaluator on a Developmental Hispanic Serving Institution grant, facilitating the evaluation and analysis of the impact of the grant on the University. Two key areas of focus are the peer student assistant network development and campus-wide data analytics access and use and the impact they have on student success, in particular the influence they have on the achievement gap for underrepresented student groups, which includes Hispanic students. 

Campus and Community Projects

Lead Academic Affairs representative in the campus-wide implementation of Smart Planner.

Academic Affairs representative in the development and implementation of the Curriculum Workflow program.

Faculty co-facilitator for Equity PLC's through the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Campus Coordinator Designee for the Chancellor's Office Course Redesign Program.

Campus Coordinator Designee for the Chancellor's Office Course Match Program.

CSUS Representative on Campus Climate Collaborative, Sacramento City Unified School District.

Presenter for Empower Yolo Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Training, Required California Training for all volunteers.