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Sociology


Allison Cotton

Department: Criminal Justice and Criminology

Title: Professor

Expertise: Race and crime, Social causes of crime, The death penalty, Women and crime, Juvenile delinquency, Poverty and crime, Prison culture, Criminal justice and the media

Aaron Johnson

Department: Sociology and Anthropology

Title: Affiliate Faculty

Expertise: His areas of expertise include the social dimensions of transportation (bicycling) and land use politics.

Johnson, Aaron

Janelle Johnson

Department: Teacher Education

Title: Assistant Professor

Expertise: STEM teaching and learning, inclusive STEM pedagogies, culturally and linguistically diverse education, broadening participation in STEM, university-school partnerships

Johnson, Janelle

Chalane E. Lechuga

Department: Chicana/o Studies

Title: Associate Professor

Expertise: Race (race/racial inequality, US Census), Education (academic achievement/discipline disparities), Latina/o sociology

Lechuga, Chalane

LiYing Li

Department: Criminal Justice and Criminology

Title: Professor

Expertise: Community corrections, Criminological theories and social issues in China

Li, LiYing

David Piacenti

Department: Sociology and Anthropology

Title: Associate Professor

Expertise: Globalization, Immigration and culture change, Transnationalism, Sociological and anthropological theory, Qualitative methods and ethnography, Yucatec-Mayan culture, Latin America, Globalization in Peru

Nick Recker

Department: Sociology and Anthropology

Title: Associate Professor

Expertise: Community, Social and rural economic development

Darlene Sampson

Department: Social Work

Title: Clinical Field Faculty and Equity Specialist Coordinator, WEEAC

Expertise: Trauma, Issues related to children of color, Police and community interactions, Educational challenges, pedagogy and curriculum, Over suspension of children of color, School/community consultation-particularly with black/brown communities, Racial bullying, Diversity/equity/inclusivity, Mental Health, General social work

Sampson, Darlene

Sheldon Steinhauser

Department: Sociology and Anthropology

Title: Associate Professor Emeritus

Expertise: Aging issues, Aging population, Social issues of aging, Transgenerational communications, Life expectancy and societal impact, Diversity, Civil rights, Aging workplace, Elderly in the workplace, Retirement

Sheldon Steinhauser

Rebecca Trammell

Department: Criminal Justice and Criminology

Title: Interim Associate Dean - College of Professional Studies

Expertise: Prison culture, Prison violence, Prison rape, Violence against incarcerated child molesters, Gender and prison violence, Restorative justice rituals

Trammell, Rebecca
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