428 Grove Hall
Shippensburg University
Tel: 717.477.1735

Fax: 717.477.4011 

Department Chair:
Dr.Barbara Denison 

Department Secretary:
Lisa M. Dubbs 

Internship Contact:
Dr. Chad Kimmel 

ODL Program Coordinator:
Dr. Barbara Denison 


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Sociology Faculty 

Barbara2 Dr. Barbara Denison, Chair
Grove 439, 477-1257 B.A. Lebanon Valley College (1979)
M.A. University of York (England) (1981)
Ph.D.Northwestern University (1985) Areas of interest are organizations, leadership, religion, higher education Research interests include, examining the role of military chaplains in active duty situations, the changing leadership role in organizational structure of Air Force chaplaincy as part of the overall religious change in the US, educational funding and student soldiers.
Broyles Image Dr. Philip Broyles
Grove 435, 477-1116

Research interests include, racial and gender wage gaps of scientists and the role of the 10th Mountain Division veterans in revitalizing the ski industry after WWII.

Carey resized Dr. Allison Carey
Grove 436, 477-1582 Research interests include, medical sociology, health and disability; social problems; inequality; qualitative research methods; and specifically cultural beliefs and practices related to people defined as having mental retardation or intellectual disabilities.
DebImage Dr. Debra Cornelius
Grove 433, 477-1777 Research interests include, social networking of migrant workers in sending and receiving communities in Mexico and California, stratification within migrant worker communities, and framing of migrant workers in news.
CindyImage Dr. Cynthia Drenovsky
Grove 437, 477-1596 B.S., Western Michigan University (1984)
M.A., Washington State University  (1987)
Ph.D., Washington State University (1990) Areas of specialization: Research Design, Family Sociology, Death and Dying Research interests include social activity and dementia.
KimmelImage Dr. Chad Kimmel
Grove 431, 477-1706

B.A. Millersville University
M.A. Indiana University of PA
Ph.D Western Michigan University Research interests include, the Levittown Heritage Oral History Project, Traditions of Deviance Project, Advising.

  Dr. Robert Pineda-Volk
Grove 430, 477-1117

Research Interests include, history of ethnoracial depictions in film, interacial depictions in television daytime dramas, migrant labor system in the local fruit industry

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Ying Yang
Ph.D. University of South Carolina

Research interests are race and minority, immigration, wealth inequality, stratification, and quantitative research; particularly interested in studying how one’s racial, ethnic, and gender identity would affect their wealth accumulation and access to other opportunities in American Society; also fascinated by the topic of culture diversity and power conflict in American prison system.

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Dina Banerjee
Ph.D. Purdue University

Current research interests are gender, work, and occupations & leadership and organizations.