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:
- Research collaboration
- Employment after graduation
- Admission to graduate programs
Dr. Philip Broyles
Grove Hall 339
Ph.D., Washington State University
Areas of interest are social statistics, work, and sports. Research interests include income and occupational inequality, and social issues in sports.
Dr. Allison Carey
Grove Hall 430
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 intellectual disabilities.
Dr. Lawrence M. Eppard
Grove Hall 437
Ph.D., University of Florida
Areas of specialization include economic and racial inequalities, poverty and social welfare, research methods, media/post-truth America, and environmental sociology. Dr. Eppard also runs the Connors Forum.
Dr. Chad Kimmel
Grove Hall 431
Ph.D., Western Michigan University
Research interests include the Levittown Heritage Oral History Project, Traditions of Deviance Project, Advising.
Dr. Ying Yang
Grove Hall 426
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.