Sociology Faculty 

 
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Dr. Barbara Denison, Chair
Grove 430, 477-1735 

bjdeni@ship.edu

Ph.D., Northwestern University  

Areas of interest are organizations, leadership, religion, higher education. Research interests include the leadership styles of women saints; also the study of leadership education best practices.

 

 

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Grove 436, 477-1582

accare@ship.edu

Ph.D., University of Michigan

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. 

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 Dr. David Monaghan
Grove 433, 477-1777

dbmonaghan@ship.edu

Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY

Research interests include sociology of education, social stratification, quantitative methodology,and family and the welfare state.

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                                                                           Dr. Lawrence Eppard

Grove Hall 437, 477-1596
leeppard@ship.edu

Ph.D., University of Florida

Areas of specialization are social stratification and inequalities, poverty and social welfare, racial inequality, culture, sociology of families and social theory.

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 Dr. Chad Kimmel 

Grove 431, 477-1706

cmkimm@ship.edu
Ph.D Western Michigan University

Research interests include, the Levittown Heritage Oral History Project, Traditions of Deviance Project, Advising. 

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 Dr. Philip Broyles

Grove Hall 435
pabroy@ship.edu

Ph.D., Washington State University

Areas of interest are inequality, sports, and music. Research interests include wage inequality, music as social criticism, and inequality in sports.

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Dr. Ying Yang
Grove 426, 477-1787

yyang@ship.edu

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.