Faculty & Staff

Sharon Lindhorst Everhardt, Ph.D

Sharon Lindhorst Everhardt, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Montgomery campus

Troy University
Troy, Alabama 36082
136 Catoma St. Room 105
Montgomery, AL 36103
Telephone: 1-334-832-7287



PhD, Wayne State University, Sociology
MA, University of Toledo, Sociology
BA, University of Toledo, Sociology

Areas of Expertise:

race, class, gender, housing, self-sufficiency programs, applied sociology


Dr. Everhardt joined the Troy faculty in 2014.  Her main research interests include the study of race, class, and gender, especially low-income populations of women of color.  Currently, major projects concern poverty, food insecurity, social isolation, and community gardens in low-income areas of Alabama. 

Further areas of interest include housing, homeownership, self-sufficiency programs for low-income populations, and volunteerism.  She enjoys incorporating service learning into her classes to allow students to gain real world understanding of the topics they are studying.  She was the recipient of the 2015 Troy-Montgomery Faculty Excellence Award.

Courses Taught at TROY:

Introduction to Sociology, Social Aspects of Human Sexuality, Minorities in the U.S. Structure,
Introduction to Social Science Inquiry,
Social Stratification,
Urban Sociology