Dr. Amy D'Olivo

Department Chair
Associate Professor of Sociology
Phone: ext. 2352
Email: dolivoa@centenarycollege.edu

Academic Accomplishments

  • PhD, Drew University,
    Religion and Society (Sociology of Religion), 2010
  • M.A., Philosophy, Drew University, 2008 
  • M.S., Applied Sociology, Clemson University, 1996
  • B.A., Sociology, Clemson University, 1993


Dr. Amy D’Olivo is Chair of the Social Science Department and an Associate Professor of Sociology at Centenary College.  Dr. D’Olivo holds a Ph.D. from Drew University in Religion and Society/Sociology of Religion, an M.S. in Applied Sociology from Clemson University, and a B.A. in Sociology from Clemson University.   Dr. D’Olivo’s specific areas of expertise include curriculum development in sociology, political sociology, sociology of religion, and evaluation research methods. 

Dr. D’Olivo has over 18 years of teaching experience.  In addition to teaching at Centenary College, Professor D’Olivo has been an instructor of topics in sociology at Montclair State University, Warren County Community College, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Shaw University, and Limestone College.  In 2003, Dr. D’Olivo received the Distinguished Teaching Award at Centenary College. 

In addition to teaching, Dr. D’Olivo works closely with community organizations assisting with research and data analysis.  Collaboration with local agencies has lead to the formation of an on campus prevention center, Your Community- Own It (YCO) as well as other campus based projects.   

Original works published by Dr. D’Olivo appear in Law Enforcement Today, ILEESE The Magazine for First Responders, The Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice, and the Journal of Men’s Studies.  Dr. D’Olivo has served as a chapter reviewer, and has presented at several local and regional conferences including the Conference on Emerging Adulthood and the Atlantic Coast Teaching of Psychology Conference. 


Current research interests and projects include a historical comparison of national identity indicators among emerging adults and prevention of substance abuse in underage youth.   

Published Works

D’Olivo, A., & Fitzpatrick, R. (2011, December). The Muslim-American community responds to global Jihadism. Law Enforcement Today (online). http://lawenforcementtoday.com

D’Olivo, A., & Fitzpatrick, R. (2011, November). The Muslim-American Community Responds to Global Terrorism,” ILEESE: The Magazine of the First Responder. Institute for Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Education (November 2011).

D’Olivo, A. (2010).  Exploring National Identity among Emerging Adults: A New Jersey Case Study. Dissertation Drew University

D’Olivo, A.  (2005). Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement.

Klumas, A.L., Marchant, Thomas. (1994) “Images of Men in Popular Sitcoms”, Journal of Men’s Studies, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 269-285

Dr. Amy D'Olivo