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, Chair
Grove Hall 430
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
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. Allison Carey
Grove Hall 436
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
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
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
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.