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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Ph.D. University of South Carolina
interests are race and minority, immigration, wealth inequality,
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.
Ph.D. Purdue University
Current research interests are gender, work, and occupations & leadership and organizations.