DEPARTMENT OF

Sociology

People

Jeffrey Bennett

Jeffrey Bennett

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Social Theory; Anthropology; Religion; Modernity; Psychoanalysis

 


Ricardo M. Marte

Ricardo M. Marte

Assistant Teaching Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno

Social Stratification & Diversity; Life Span Development; Statistics; Research Methods; Neighborhood, Media, Family, & Peer Influences on Adolescent Behavior

Linda M. Breytspraak

Linda M. Breytspraak

Associate Professor of Sociology, James C. Olson Professorship

Ph.D., Duke University

Gerontology; Medical Sociology; Life Course Development; Social Psychology

Sookhee Oh,

Sookhee Oh

Associate Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., The New School

Immigrant incorporation; ethnic residential patterns; suburban ethnic enclaves; spatial analysis

Miguel Carranza

Miguel Carranza

Professor of Sociology and Latina/Latino Studies
Director, Latina/Latino Studies Program

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Notre Dame

Latino/Chicano Studies; Immigrant Communities; At-Risk Youth and Adolescents; Minority/Majority Relations; Sociology of Health

Clovis Semmes

Clovis Semmes

Professor of Sociology and Black Studies

Ph.D., Northwestern University

African American Institutions, Culture, and Social Movements; African American Popular and Expressive Culture; Health Systems and Health Behavior; Alternative and Nonmedical Health Practices; Systemic Inequality; Comparative Urban Communities; Afrocentric Theory

Marc Garcelon

Marc Garcelon

Associate Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

Theory; Social Movements; Political Sociology; Development and Globalization; Sociology of Culture; Media and Society

Smirnova-Michelle

Michelle Smirnova

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., University of Maryland

Nationalism, Collective Identity, Discourse & Media Studies, Gender, Health & Illness

Jenny Huberman

Jenny Huberman

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Childhood; Tourism; Consumption and exchange; India and the U.S.

Deborah Smith

Deborah Smith

Associate Professor of Sociology

Department Chair

Ph.D., Cornell University

Families; Couples and Relationships; Lifespan Development; Retirement; Volunteering; Women and Work

Jessica Halliday Hardie

Jessica Halliday Hardie

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Social inequality; education; the transition to adulthood; family demography; family health;  mixed research methods


 Theresa Torres

Theresa Torres

Associate Professor Sociology and Latina/Latino Studies

Ph.D., Catholic University

Latinos/Hispanics in the United States, particularly in the Kansas City area, Diversity on College Campuses, Marian Devotion, Gender Issues, History of Latinos within the U.S. Roman Catholicism, Immigrants in the U.S., Hispanic Women and the Role of Religious Belief within Their Social and Civic Activism

 Shannon Jackson

Shannon Jackson

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Urban Studies; South Africa; Technology and Embodiment; Social Theory

Ann Marie Wood

Ann Marie Wood

Assistant Teaching Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., University of Kansas

Race and Ethnicity; Gerontology; Medical Sociology; HIV/AIDs; Sexuality

       

Thomas Carroll

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Criminology; Administration of Justice; Social Psychology

Burton Halpert

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Sociology of the Holocaust; Organizational sociology; Gerontology; Sociology of Health Care

Philip G. Olson

Ph.D., Purdue University

Urban Sociology; Community Development; Conspiracy Theories; Social Theory

Peter Singelmann

Ph.D., University of Texas

Latin America (Mexico); Peasants; Race and Ethnicity; Theory


Deceased

C. Neil Bull

Oscar Eggers

Ernest Manheim


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Ann Raab Adjunct Instructor

Ann Raab

Adjunct Instructor in Anthropology

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Kansas

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Education

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Kansas

M.A. Anthropology, University of California-  Northridge

B.A. Theater, Avila University 

Asia Orr

816-235-2298
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Manheim Hall, Room 106-B

 

Joshua King

816-235-2298
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Manheim Hall, Room 106-A

 

Kathryn Fagan

816-235-2298
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Manheim Hall, Room 206-F

 

 

Seth Merritt

816-235-2298
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Manheim Hall, Room 106-J

 

Jara Stewart

816-235-2298
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Manheim Hall, Room 106-B

 

 

   

Deborah Smith







 

Department Chair

Deborah Smith

Associate Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Cornell University

 

 

 

 



Rita Hayes

 

Administrative Assistant

Rita Hayes
816-235-1116
Haag Hall, room 208
5120 Rockhill Road