Emily is an award-winning teaching and mentor.
"Her method of teaching in the classroom has broken the stereotypes that I had come to expect within an undergraduate setting, and has proven to me what a difference one teacher can make in a student's life."
“These issues we talked about in class aren't restricted to the classroom! These conversations and readings will stay with me and have already changed some of the stances I take on relevant issues.”
“Dr. Kazyak structured an amazing class, one of the best theory classes I have ever taken.”
She has been awarded the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Education by the UNL Office of Graduate Studies and the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award by the Nebraska Association of Sociology Graduate Students.
She also serves as the coordinator for the LGBTQ/Sexuality Minor.