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Administrative Specialist III

Instructor - Sociology


A.A.S. Criminal Justice - Black River Technical College - 2010

A.A. General Education - Black River Technical College - 2012

B.S.I.S. Interdisciplinary Studies - Criminology, Sociology, & Health - Arkansas State University - 2015

M.A. Sociology - Arkansas State University - 2019

Professional Credentials

Certified Administrative Professional (APC) - College of Administrative Professionals - 2023

Courses Taught

SOC 2213 - Introduction to Sociology - Temporary Assistant Instructor

SOC 3383 - Social Statistics - Temporary Assistant Instructor

CRIM 4243 - Social Justice - Temporary Assistant Instructor

CRIM 3183 - Institutional Corrections - Temporary Assistant Instructor

CRIM 3423 - Serial Homicide - Temporary Assistant Instructor


LaVonda Evans grew up in Missouri before moving to Arkansas. Her master's thesis is titled “Beyond the Rhetoric of Homeschool Socialization: An Analysis of the Parental Perspective”, and she is a homeschool advocate. During her time at ASU, she was a Graduate Assistant in the Sociology and Criminology Department, successfully published in the International Journal of Offender Therapy & Comparative Criminology, and continues supporting the field as a peer reviewer. LaVonda recently received her certification as a Certified Administrative Professional from the College of Administrative Professionals. She is a pioneer member of the Staff Senate P.R.O.P.S. subcommittee at A-State. In addition to her primary role, she also teaches Introduction to Sociology. She resides in Jonesboro with her husband Rodney. They have 5 children: Kasidy, Kristopher, Kody, Kanon, and Kelley, and an American Bulldog named Max. LaVonda enjoys homeschooling her children, blogging, and watching true crime documentaries. Labeled the "department mom" by students and faculty, she is delighted to be a part of an amazing department and is proud to call A-State her second home.

LaVonda Evans

Contact Information

P: 870-972-3705
D: 870-972-3145


Building: HSS
Room: 3141B

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 

8:00 am - 12:30 pm

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm