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Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Dr. Rachel Caspari, Chair

142 Anspach Hall 989-774-3160

Mensah Adinkrah, Ph.D., Criminology, Homicide

Elbert Almazan, Ph.D., Medical Sociology, Youth Studies

Brigitte H. Bechtold, Ph.D., Research Methods, Political Economy, Population Studies, Social Policy

Tracy Brown, Ph.D., Native American Cultures, Gender

Rachel Caspari, Ph.D., Physical Anthropology, Race

Sergio Chavez, Ph.D., Archaeology

Laura Cochrane, Ph.D., Africa, Anthropology of Religion

Susan Grettenberger, Ph.D., Social Work, Social Welfare Policy, Non-Profit Organizations

Nancy J. Herman-Kinney, Ph.D., Symbolic Interactionism, Social Psychology, Qualitative Methods

David A. Kinney, Ph.D., Sociology of Education, Research Methods

Athena McLean, Ph.D., Medical Anthropology, Aging, Social Production of Knowledge

Harry Mika, Ph.D. Crime and Social Justice, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Gary Miller, Ph.D., Policy, Research Methods

Gil Richard Musolf, Ph.D., Sociological Theory, Symbolic Interactionism

Robert G. Newby, Ph.D., (Emeritus) Racism and Inequality, Social Psychology, Educational Sociology

Katherine Rosier, Ph.D., Childhood, Social Psychology, Family

Alan Rudy, Ph.D., Political Economy, Environmental Sociology, Sociology of Science and Technology

Mary S. Senter, Ph.D., Stratification, Gender, Applied Sociology

Brian Smith, Ph.D., Juvenile Justice

Justin Smith, Ph.D., Race and Justice, Criminology, Social Inequalities

Carmen White, Ph.D., Educational Anthropology, Ethnicity and Ethnic Relations, Oceanic Cultures

Course Designators:

SOC - Sociology

ANT - Anthropology

SWK - Social Work

SCJ - Social and Criminal Justice

Interdisciplinary Programs:

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Cultural Resource Management

Graduate Certificate in Cultural Resource Management

Scholarships and Awards

Edward E. McKenna Academic Excellence Award
Established in 1998 in memory of this dedicated teacher, scholar, and unionist by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work. Endowment earning will provide cash awards for winning authors of an annual undergraduate and graduate paper competition

Bernard N. Meltzer Scholarship
Established by friends in honor of Bernard N. Meltzer, former faculty member and chairperson of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, for a graduate student in sociology.