Chelli Plummer


JWU Faculty Since 2017

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Born and raised in southern California, Chelli attended UCLA for undergraduate studies. She majored in psychobiology. She decided to attend graduate school in 2009 after being a stay-at-home mom for 17 years. In her spare time, she enjoys anything water-related, whether on, in or under the water, where she feels most at home. She also enjoys exploring the world and has visited all 50 states and 5 continents.


  • MS, Sociology and Gender Minor, North Carolina State
  • PhD, Sociology, North Carolina State

The first division of labour is that between man and woman for the propagation of children. And today I can add: the first class opposition that appears in history coincides with the development of the antagonism between man and woman in monogamous marriage and the first class oppression coincides with that of the female sex by the male." Friedrich Engles

Teaching Interests

Sociology, Gender Studies, Research Methods

Scholarly Interests

My dissertation was on women in the military, blending together my love for family and gender. Additionally, my masters thesis was on terrorism in Africa and the Middle East.


  • RSCH2050 - Workshop in Acquiring Social Research Skills
  • SOC1001 - Sociology I

Extra Curricular Roles

Volunteer with the Petey Green Foundation
Volunteer with the Rhode Island Department of Corrections


Professional Affiliations

American Sociological Association
Sociology for Women in Society
Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology



  • Plummer, Chelli (2023). "The Causal Relationship between Measures of Career Salience and the Probability of Having Children: Comparing Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Personnel in the United States Military." RAIS Journal of Social Sciences. (7)2.
  • Plummer, Chelli (2023). "A Comparison of Maternal Stress Indicators for Women Mothering from Afar and Proximally." Scientia Moralitas International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research. 8(2).