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Heather E. Mooney

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Northern Michigan University

Dr. Heather E. Mooney is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Northern Michigan University. She received her PhD from the Department of Sociology at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI specializing in inequality studies and qualitative methods. Her dissertation was about adults who were former “troubled teens” discussing their experiences and perceived impact of attending a therapeutic boarding school anywhere from four to twenty years ago. From 2010-2022 Dr. Mooney taught a variety of undergraduate courses in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology at Eastern Michigan University.


  • 2022–present
    Assistant Professor, Northern Michigan University
  • 2010–2022
    Adjunct professor, Eastern Michigan University


  • 2022 
    Wayne State University, Ph.D. Sociology
  • 2009 
    Wayne State University, M.A. Sociology