Sociology/Anthropology Department Faculty

Each faculty member in the Sociology/Anthropology Department at Shippensburg University brings unique experiences and interests to the classroom. The department holds memberships in the American Sociological Association, Eastern Sociological Society and the International Leadership Association. Students receive personal attention and mentorship from faculty for:

  • Advising
  • Research collaboration
  • Employment after graduation
  • Admission to graduate programs

Sociology Faculty


Dr. Philip + " " + Broyles, Chair

Dr. Philip Broyles, Chair

Grove Hall 430

717-477-1116

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.

Dr. Barbara + " " + Denison

Dr. Barbara Denison

Grove Hall 429

717-477-1257

Ph.D., Northwestern University

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

Dr. Allison + " " + Carey

Dr. Allison Carey

Grove Hall 436

717-477-1582

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.

Dr. David + " " + Monaghan

Dr. David Monaghan

Grove Hall 433

717-477-1777

Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY

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

Dr. Lawrence + " " + Eppard

Dr. Lawrence Eppard

Grove Hall 437

717-477-1596

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

Dr. Chad Kimmel

Grove Hall 431

717-477-1706

Ph.D., Western Michigan University

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

Dr. Ying + " " + Yang

Dr. Ying Yang

Grove Hall 426

717-477-1787

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 the American prison system.

Anthropology Faculty


Dr. Karl + " " + Lorenz

Dr. Karl Lorenz

Grove Hall 335

717-477-1771