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Faculty & Staff Directory






Department Chair

Albert J. Meehan
Professor
Ph.D., Boston University, Sociology
Policing, ethnomethodology, conversation analysis



Anthropology Faculty

Jon Carroll
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University, Anthropology
Cultural transmission, social interaction and integration, GIS and computer modeling

Henri Gooren
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Utrecht University, Anthropology
Religion, Latin America


Dorothy Nelson
Professor & Vice Provost for Research
Ph.D., Michigan State University, Anthropology
Ethnic differences in skeletal health, bone mass and body composition in growth and development, osteoperosis

Suzanne Spencer-Wood
Professor
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Anthropology
Feminist theory in anthropology and archaeology, archaeological theory and method, historical archaeology, industrial archaeology and cultural resource management




Criminal Justice Faculty

Amanda Burgess-Proctor

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University, Criminal Justice
Criminological theory, feminist criminology, intimate partner violence, juvenile justice


Lori Burrington

Assistant Professor
J.D.,Ph.D., Ohio State University, Sociology
Contextual effects on adolescent and early adult crime, delinquency, and health-risk behaviors;race, ethnic, class, and gender disparities in problem and health-risk behaviors

Kimberly Byrd

Coordinator of Field Services & Student Support
MSW, Wayne State University

Jacob H. Becker
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, Sociology
Communities and crime; quantitative analysis; urban sociology; neighborhood social control

Wendi L. Johnson
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, Sociology
Criminological theory, delinquency, health and well-being, family and parenting, inequality, adolescence and emerging adulthood, quantitative methodology

Raymond V. Liedka
Special Instructor
Ph.D., Cornell University, Sociology
Statistics, organizations, criminology, stratification, research methods


Social Work Faculty

Stephanie Brandimarte
Director of Field and Student Services
MSW, University of Michigan

Gerontology, end-of-life care

Erin Comartin

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Wayne State University, Social Work
Sex offender registries, sex offender registries, public policy


Dalton Connally

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, Social Work
Human behavior, social work field experience


Maria DeVoogd-Beam

Program Director
MSW, Michigan State University
Program evaluation, community and organizational development, grant writing, developmental delays

Heather El-Khoury
Coordinator of Field and Student Supports
Mount Clemens Campus Anton Frankel/Center
MSW, Wayne State University
At-risk youth, youth homelessness, crisis intervention

Angela Kaiser

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Wayne State University, Social Work
Organizational and community processes

Linda Morrison
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Sociology
Mental health, social and human services, advocacy and social justice
 

Scott J. Smith
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Arizona State University, Social Work
Sexual health, health disparities, international social work




Sociology Faculty
 
Graham Cassano
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Brandeis University, Sociology
Urban sociology, theory, labor history, mass media, race, gender and class


Dennis Condron
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Ohio State University, Sociology
Sociology of education, statistics and research methods, social stratification

Linda Gjokaj
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University, Sociology
Immigration, immigrant families, ethnic and racial identities, gender

Heidi Lyons
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, Sociology
Family, population, social demography, life course, sex and gender, quantitative methods


Terri L. Orbuch
Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Sociology
Interpersonal relationships, race/gender, interrelationships between relationships, marital stability and quality, sexuality and sexual norms, account-making and narratives


Maria Paino
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Georgia, Sociology
Education, organizations, occupation and work, gender and inequalities, research methods, deviance

Jo Reger
Professor
Ph.D., Ohio State University, Sociology
Social movements, gender, qualitative methods, organizations


Derek Roberts
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Michigan State University, Sociology

Culture, self and society, social class, sociology of the body, urban sociology

George Sanders
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Sociology
Sociology of religion, stratification, research methods, theory


Cynthia J. Schellenbach
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, Human Development
Family systems and the ecology of marriage and the family, community-based prevention and intervention, adulthood and aging, youth and adolescence




Emeriti Faculty

Peter Bertocci
Ph.D., Michigan State University, Anthropology

William E. Bezdek

Ph.D., University of Chicago, Psychology


Judith K. Brown

Ed.D., Harvard University, Human Development


James W. Dow

Ph.D., Brandeis University, Anthropology


David R. Maines

Ph.D. University of Missouri, Sociology
Curriculum Vitae


Jacqueline Scherer

Ph.D., Syracuse University, Sociology


Gary Shepherd

Ph.D., Michigan State University, Sociology
Curriculum Vitae


Richard B. Stamps

Ph.D., Michigan State University, Anthropology


Part Time Faculty
See list here


Staff

Sarah Erskine
Office Assistant II
Social Work

Office Assistant II
Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice