Sociology Faculty 

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

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

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

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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Grove Hall 437, 477-1596

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.


 Dr. Chad Kimmel 

Grove 431, 477-1706
Ph.D Western Michigan University

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


 Dr. Philip Broyles

Grove Hall 435

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

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.