Department of Sociology and Criminology

Outstanding Faculty

Full-time Faculty Index

Dawn Aliberti (MA, Cleveland State University 2002) College Lecturer.
Interest included: Medical Sociology, Aging/Social Gerontology, Disabilities.
James J. Chriss (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1994) Professor.
Interests include: Social Theory, Sociology of Law, Criminology & Juvenile Delinquency, and Mental Health.
LINDA_FRANCIS Linda Francis (Ph.D, Indiana University 1995) Assistant Professor.
Interests include: Sociology of Health/Mental Health, Aging and the Life Course, Qualitative Methods.
Miyuki Fukushima Tedor (Ph.D, Oklahoma 2009) Assistant Professor.
Interests include: Stratification/Mobility, Criminology/Delinquency, Statistics.
Dana J. Hubbard (Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2002) Associate Professor.
Interests include: Correctional Rehabilitation; Race, Gender, and Crime; Substance Abuse; and Domestic Violence.
Stephanie Kent (Ph.D, Ohio State 2005) Associate Professor.
Interests include: Quantitative Methodology, Criminology/Delinquency, Social Control.
Robert Kleidman (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1990) Associate Professor.
Interests include: Political Sociology, Social Movements, Peace and War.
Teresa LaGrange (Ph.D., University of Alberta, 1996) Vice Provost for Academic Planning.
Interests include: Criminology, Theory, Methods/Statistics.

Philip Manning (Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 1989) Professor and Chair.
Interests include: Social theory, intellectual history, the assessment of qualitative research and the social impact of new technology.
He has published or edited three books:  Erving Goffman and Modern Sociology, Freud and American Sociology, and On Folkways and Mores:  William Graham Sumner: Then and Now.  His most recent papers have concerned the role of a non-clinical version of psychoanalysis in gathering ethnographic data.  He is also the Co-Principal Investigator of a project exploring innovative ways of storing passwords in easy to remember settings, such as games.  This research is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Peter F. Meiksins (Ph.D., York University, 1980) Professor, Vice Provost for Academic Programs.
Interests include: Occupations and Professions, Inequality, Theory, & Science Technology and Society.
Calvin Moore (Ph.D, Boston College 2002) College Associate Lecturer.
Interests include: Criminology/Delinquency, Law and Society, Race Class and Gender.
William R. Morgan (Ph.D., University of Chicago,1970) Professor. Associate Dean.
Interests include: Social Psychology, Sociology of Education, Sociology of West Africa.
Wendy Regoeczi (Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2001) Associate Professor; Sociology department Graduate Director.
Interests include: Criminology, Violence & Homicide, and Quantitative Methods.
Marnie Salupo Rodriguez (Ph.D., Kent State University, 2004) College Associate Lecturer.
Interests include: Social Inequalities (particularly Race and Gender inequality), Research Methods.
Michael Skladany

Michael Skladany, Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2000, College Associate Lecturer.
Interests include: Development and Cultural Studies. Dr. Skladany is also the faculty advisor for the Sociology and Criminology Club.

Rongjun Sun (Ph.D., Brown University, 2000) Associate Professor.
Interests include: Aging, Demography, and Research Methods.
Valerie Wright

Valerie Wright (Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2009) Assistant professor
Interest included:  Racial and Gender Inequities in Criminal Justice and Media and Crime.

Adjunct and Emeritus Faculty

William C. Bailey (Ph.D., Washington State University, 1968) Professor.
Interests include: Crime and Deterrence, Demand for Punishment, Judicial Decision Making and Racial and Gender Inequality in Punishment.

Henry M. Barlow (Ph.D., The Ohio State University,1968) Associate Professor.
Interests include: Social Issues in Health, Aging and Society, Applied Sociology.

Sandra Ezekiel (Ph.D., Kent State University, 1990) Adjunct Professor.
Interests include: Black Studies, Women's Studies, Sociology of Education.

Mareyjoyce Green (M.A., Case Western Reserve University) Associate Professor.
Interests include: Women's Issues, Poverty.

Sarah Matthews (Ph.D., University of California Davis, 1976) Professor.
Interests include: Aging, Gender Roles, Qualitative Methods, and Deviant behavior.

Jetse Sprey (Ph.D., Yale University, 1960). Adjunct Professor.
Interests include: Marriage and Family, Social Theory, Southeast Asia Area Studies, Biosociology.

Hans Nagpaul (Ph.D., Agra University, India, 1972) Professor Emeritus.
Interests include: Legal Profession, Demography, Mega-Cities, Urban sociology, Indian Sociology.

Visiting Scholar

Poonam Bala (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh,UK)
Interests include: Medical Sociology, Social and medical history, women and medicine, colonial and post-colonial history, South Asian history, alternative medicine, community health, development studies.