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Meet Our Team

Faculty & Instructors

  • Shawna Bendeck

    • Instructor
    • Ph.D. Candidate
    • Graduate Research Assistant
    • Sociology of Disasters
    • Community Resilience
    • Children, Youth, and Families
    • Education
    • Social Networks
  • Michael Carolan

    • Professor of Sociology
    • Associate Dean for Research
    • Co-Director, Food Systems Institute for Research, Engagement and Learning
    • Engagement and Extension Food Systems Specialist
  • Jennifer E. Cross

    • Professor
    • Behavior Change
    • Conservation and Sustainability
    • Social Networks
    • Evaluation and Research Methods
    • Science of Team Science
  • Steven Dandaneau

    • Associate Provost & Associate Professor
    • Social Theory
    • Political Economy
    • Community Sociology
    • Higher Education
  • Jason Landis Downing

    • Senior Instructor
    • Race, Environmental Issues, Social Justice, Organic Agriculture/Food Justice
  • Andrew Goldsmith

    • Assistant Professor
    • Organizational Behavior
    • Ethical Decision-Making
    • Whistleblowing
    • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Ian Greenwood

    • Instructor
    • Crime, Law, & Deviance
  • Orestes "Pat" Hastings

    • Assistant Professor
    • Stratification &
    • Inequality
    • Families &
    • Parenting
    • Economic Sociology
    • Sociology of Religion
    • Social Policy
    • Quantitative Methods
    • Computational Social Science
  • Lynn Hempel

    • Associate Professor
    • Social Stratification
    • Social Theory
  • Michael Hogan

    • Associate Professor
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Lahoma Howard

    • Instructor
  • Sneha Kadyan

    • Instructor
    • Ph.D. Student
    • Globalization
    • Gender
    • Education
    • Fair Trade
  • Jessie Luna

    • Assistant Professor
    • Environmental Sociology
    • Race
    • Food and Agriculture
    • International Development
    • Cultural Sociology
    • Science and Technology Studies
    • Political Ecology
  • Pat Mahoney

    • Assistant Professor of Teaching
    • Social Theory
    • Health and Medicine
    • Technology, Work and Leisure
    • Social Movements
    • Sociology of the Body
  • Stephanie Malin

    • Associate Professor
    • Environmental and Natural Resources Sociology
    • Rural Development
    • Environmental Justice & Health
    • Social Movements
    • Environmental Governance
    • Sociology of Energy & Extraction
  • KuoRay Mao

    • Associate Professor
    • Green Criminology
    • Environmental Sociology
    • Globalization
    • Crime and Deviance
    • China & East Asia
  • Meghan Mordy

    • Instructor
  • Jeffrey Nowacki

    • Associate Professor
    • Director of Graduate Studies
    • Criminal Justice Organization (CJO) Advisor
    • Criminology
    • Police Organizations
    • Courts &
    • Sentencing
  • Tara Opsal

    • Associate Professor
    • Director of Undergraduate Studies
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice
    • Program Evaluation
    • Corrections and Reentry
    • Green Criminology
    • Gender
  • Jebadiha Potterf

    • Instructor
    • Ph.D. Student
    • Sociology of Drugs
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice
    • Sociology of Deviance
    • Green Criminology
    • Sociology of the Media
    • Cannabis and Psychedelic Studies
  • Laura Raynolds

    • Professor
    • Director Center for Fair &
    • Alternative Trade
    • Globalization
    • Food &
    • Agriculture
    • Development
    • Stratification
    • Gender
    • Fair Trade
  • Anthony Roberts

    • Assistant Professor
    • Economic Sociology
    • Political Economy
    • Inequality & Stratification
    • Economic Development
    • Economic Regulation
    • Quantitative Methods
    • Computational Social Science
  • Joshua Sbicca

    • Associate Professor
    • Food and Agriculture
    • Inequalities
    • Political Economy
    • Race and Ethnic Studies
    • Social Movements
    • Urban Studies
  • Staci Shaffer

    • Instructor
  • Mark Shuey

    • Senior Instructor
  • Noel Strapko

    • Instructor
    • Ph.D. Student
  • Pete Taylor

    • Professor
    • Chair
    • Natural Resource and Environmental Sociology
    • Water Governance
    • Environmental Governance
    • International Development
  • Prabha Unnithan

    • Professor
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice
    • Policy Analysis
    • Program Evaluation
  • Nefratiri Weeks

    • Instructor
    • Graduate Research Assistant
    • Sociology Internship Coordinator
    • Ph.D. Student
    • Program Coordinator
    • Political Economy
    • Inequality
    • Economic, Political, and Social Crises
    • Development
    • Fair Trade
  • Elena Windsong

    • Assistant Professor of Teaching
    • Intersectionality
    • Race
    • Gender
    • Community
    • Place

Emeritus & Retired

Research Scientists and Post-Docs

  • James Hale

    • Research Scientist II
    • Environmental Sociology
    • Community Sociology
    • Agri-food Studies

Graduate Students and GTAs

  • Kellie Alexander

    • Ph.D. Student
    • Graduate Teaching Instructor
    • Graduate Research Assistant
    • Crime, Law, & Deviance
    • Criminology
    • Qualitative Methods
  • Parker Arnold

    • Ph.D. Student
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Rural Sociology
    • Sociology of Food and Agriculture
    • Environmental Sociology
    • Conservation and Sustainability
  • Kieran Barrett

    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • M.A. Student
    • Critical Criminology
    • Abolition
    • Green Criminology
    • Environmental Justice
  • Rebecca Clark-Hargreaves

    • Ph.D. Student
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Graduate Research Assistant
    • Food Systems
    • Carceral Systems
    • Social Movements
  • Jacob DeBruin

    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • M.A. Student
    • Environmental Sociology
  • Buday Falkinburg

    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • M.A. Student
    • Crime and Deviance
    • Social Justice
  • Lauren Fosbenner

    • Ph.D. Student
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Graduate Research Assistant, Institute for the Built Environment
    • Environmental Sociology
    • Local Climate Action
    • Community Based Research
  • Nicholas Greenfield

    • Ph.D. Student
  • Alex Hagan

    • M.A. Student
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Green Criminology
    • Environmental and Social Justice
  • Azmal Hossan

    • Ph.D. Student
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Environmental Sociology
    • Human Dimension of Global Climate Change
    • Sociology of Food and Nutrition
  • Jianheng Huang

    • M.A. Student
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Green Criminology
    • Globalization
    • Labor Regulation
    • East Asian Studies
  • Tim Jansury

    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • M.A. Student
    • Inequality &
    • Stratification
    • Food Studies
    • Race and Ethnic Studies
    • Social Movements
  • Verena Knerich

    • Ph.D. Student
    • Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant
    • Social Networks
    • Prosocial behavior change
    • Science of Team Science
    • Intervention Design
    • Diversity
  • Benja Kromash

    • M.A. Student
    • Environmental Sociology
    • Race
    • Food Studies
    • Gender
    • LGBTQ Studies
  • Ang Li

    • Graduate Teaching Assistant, M.A. Student
    • Economic Sociology
    • Sociology of Development
    • Organization and Institution
    • Quantitative Methods
  • India Luxton

    • Ph.D. Student
    • Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant
    • Qualitative Research Methods
    • Environmental Sociology
    • Community Based Research
  • Austin Luzbetak

    • Ph.D. Student/Instructor
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Environmental Justice
    • Green Criminology
    • Human Dimension of Global Climate Change
  • Adrienne Miller

    • Ph.D. Student
  • Chris Moloney

    • Ph.D. Student
  • Laurence Pedroni

    • Ph.D. Student
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Environmental Sociology
    • Race and Ethnic Studies
    • Criminology
  • Elizabeth Plombon

    • M.A. Student
    • Graduate Research Assistant
    • Natural Resources
    • Water Management
  • Chelsey Potter

    • M.A. Student
    • Graduate Research Assistant
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Technology
    • Crime and Deviance
    • Social Control
    • Criminology
  • Emilia Ravetta

    • Ph.D. Student
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Environmental sociology
    • Climate migration
    • Environmental and Social Justice
  • Juliet Seibel

    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • M.A. Student
    • Environmental & Natural Resource Sociology
    • Environmental Justice
  • Shelby Sims

    • M.A. Student
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Elijah Thunell

    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Thai Binh Tran

    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • M.A. Student
    • Demography
    • Population
    • Statistics
    • Machine Learning
  • Anne Uhlman

    • Ph.D. Student
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Graduate Research Assistant
    • Critical Criminology
    • Health Equity
    • Policy Evaluation
  • Yue Xu

    • Ph.D. Student
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Globalization
    • East Asian Studies
    • Rural and Agricultural Policy and Rural Development

Academic Success Coordinators

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