Diana Kendall is currently a Professor of Sociology at Baylor University, where she was recognized as an Outstanding Professor for her research. Dr. Kendall has taught a variety of courses, including Introduction to Sociology, Sociological Theory (undergraduate and graduate), Sociology of Medicine, and Race, Class, and Gender. Previously, she enjoyed many years of teaching sociology and serving as chair of the Social and Behavioral Science Division at Austin Community College. Diana Kendall received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was invited to membership in Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Her areas of specialization and primary research interests are sociological theory and the sociology of medicine. In addition to SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, Seventh Edition, she is the author of The Power of Good Deeds: Privileged Women and the Social Reproduction of the Upper Class (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002); Framing Class: Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005); and Members Only: Elite Clubs and the Process of Exclusion (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008). Professor Kendall is actively involved in national and regional sociological associations, including the American Sociological Association, Sociologists for Women in Society, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the Southwestern Sociological Association.Kendall, Diana is the author of 'Sociology in Our Times - Study Guide', published 2007 under ISBN 9780495506652 and ISBN 0495506656.