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Faculty and Staff

Melissa Alcaraz

Assistant Professor

Research Areas
Family
Migration
Education

Curtis Child

Department Chair
Associate Professor

Research Areas
Economic Sociology
Organizations
Nonprofit Studies

Michael R. Cope

Associate Professor

Research Areas
Community
Rurality
Social change

Eric Dahlin

Associate Professor

Research Areas
Organizations
Innovation
Institutions

Mikaela Dufur

Professor

Research Areas
Social Capital
Cross-Cultural Family
Sport

Lance Erickson

Professor

Research Areas
Life Course
Aging
Later-life Cognitive Functioning

Ryan Gabriel

Associate Professor

Ben Gibbs

Associate Professor

Research Areas
Social Stratification
Education
Family

John Hoffmann

Professor

Research Areas
Substance Use
Delinquent Behavior
Sociology of Religion

Jonathan Jarvis

Assistant Professor

Research Areas
Global Education
Cross-National Family
Asian Immigration
Contemporary Korean Society

Melissa Jones

Assistant Professor

Research Areas
Adverse Childhood Experiences
Child Health & Well-Being
Gender, Deviance, & Crime
Incarceration

Stan Knapp

Associate Professor

Research Areas
Social Theory
Family Theory
Philosophy of Social Science

Lisa Leake

Visiting Assistant Professor

Research Areas
Gender
Race and Ethnicity
Immigration

Jane Lopez

Assistant Professor

Research Areas
Citizenship
Immigration
Law & Social Policy

Hayley Pierce

Assistant Professor

Research Areas
Family
Health
Gender

Jacob Rugh

Associate Professor

Research Areas
Race & Ethnicity
Urban Sociology
Housing Segregation
Immigration

Scott Sanders

Associate Professor

Kevin Shafer

Professor

Research Areas
Family
Mental Health
Public Sociology

Carol Ward

Professor

Research Areas
Stratification
Race and Ethnic Relations
Sociology of Education
American Indian Schooling Issues

Michael Wood

Assistant Professor

Research Areas
Culture and Cognition
Religion
Theory
Computational Methods