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. Allison + " " + Carey

Dr. Allison Carey

Department Chair

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 mental retardation or intellectual disabilities.

Dr. Philip + " " + Broyles

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. Barbara + " " + Denison

Dr. Barbara Denison

Grove Hall 429


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. David + " " + Monaghan

Dr. David Monaghan

Grove Hall 433


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


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


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


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