Dr. Helene Cummins

Dr. Helene Cummins

Job Title:

 Associate Professor, Sociology


 Full-Time Faculty




 519.432.8353 x28251


 Ursuline Hall 309

Academic Background

  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Waterloo
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Waterloo
  • Honors B.A., Sociology, Wilfrid Laurier University

Research and Scholarly Interests

  • Gender
  • Women and Work
  • Canadian farm families
  • Research Ethics
  • Family Issues


  • 2001 Award of Excellence in Teaching
  • 2000 – Present – Dean’s Honor Roll of Teaching
  • Introductory Sociology – Soc 1020/1021e
  • Sociology of the Family –Soc 2235
  • Social Problems – Soc 2140
  • Gender Roles and Relationships – Soc 3341F

Representative Publications

  • Cummins, Helene A. 2006. “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Ethics Board: Studying the the Meaning of Farm Life for Farm Children” Journal of Academic Ethics 4: 175–188.
  • Cummins, Helene A. 2005. “Unraveling the Voices and Identity of Southwestern Ontario Farm Women” Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research 5(3): 287–302.
  • Cummins, Helene A. 2005. “Mommy Tracking Single Women in Academia When They Are Not Mommies” Special Edition of Women’s Studies International Forum 28: 222–231.
  • Cummins, Helene A.,McDaniel, Susan A.; & Beauchamp, Rachelle Sender. 1988. “Women Inventors in Canada in the 1980’s” Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology 25(3): 389–405.