Sociology Faculty

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Name Email Title Specializations
Nicole Heckathorn Administrative Assistant
Dennis Giever Interim Department Head, Professor Criminology and Criminal Justice
Stephanie M. Arnett Assistant Professor Education, Race and Ethnicity, Research Methods, Social Stratification
David LoConto Professor Early American Sociology, Social Psychology, Popular Culture
Alison Newby Assistant Professor Demography, Migration, U.S. – Mexico Border
David G. Ortiz Associate Professor Social Movements, Civic Engagement, State Repression,Time-Diffusion of Social Processes, Political Sociology, Internet Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Digital Media, Latin America, Peace and Conflict Studies, Research Methodology
Cynthia Fabrizio Pelak Associate Professor Social Inequality, Multi-racial Feminist Theories, Sociology of Sports, Race and Ethnic Relations, Collective / Social Memory, Social Change and Social Movements
James Rice Professor International Political Economy, Environmental Sociology, Theory
Julie Steinkopf Associate Professor,
Graduate Coordinator
Capitalism, Post-Marxism, Alternative Economies, Economic Subjectivity, Community Development, Public Sociology
Marshall Taylor Assistant Professor Sociology of Culture, Cognitive Sociology, Computational Social Science, Social Movements, Quantitative Methods
Sandra Way Associate Professor Sociology of Education, Stratification, Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Juvenile Delinquency

Retired Faculty

Name Specializations
Lee Hamilton Sociology of Rural Communities, Sociology of Organizations, Social Change, Social Theory
Patricia Hoffman Family, Environment, Research Methods
Kathryn Hovey (deceased) Social Theory, Criminology, Social Control, Deviance, Urban and Rural Communities
Martha Loustaunau Medical Sociology, Medical Ethics, Aging and Society
Joe Rogers First Department Head of Sociology and Anthropology, 1968-1973. Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency, Social Problems, and the American Circus.
Cookie Stephan Social Psychology, Race/Ethnicity, Gender
Jim Williams Demography, Social Science Research Methods, Statistics