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“The professors in the sociology/anthropology programs have an astonishing ability to provoke thought and to help students think critically about society and the processes that govern it. They do not treat students like a statistic and they provide us with the tools necessary to survive in this world. Because of my interactions with Drs. LoMonaco, Begley, and Rich, I have developed a sense of what I want to do in this world and how I should approach the rest of my life. I hope to utilize the skills I have gained in sociology/anthropology to successfully navigate a world full of uncertainties.”
—Cody Alton '12

Sociology/Anthropology Faculty

  • Begley

    Christopher Begley, Associate Professor of Anthropology; Program Director

    Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1999; M.S., University of Chicago, 1992; B.A., Transylvania University, 1988

  • Hande Ozkan

    Hande Ozkan, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

    Ph.D., Yale University, 2013; M.A., Atatürk Institute for Modern Turkish History, Boģaziçi University, 2002; B.A., Marmara University, 1999

  • Rich

    Brian L. Rich, Professor of Sociology

    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1993; M.A., California State University, East Bay, 1984; B.A., University of California, San Diego, 1981

  • Avery Tompkins

    Avery Tompkins, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies

    Ph.D., M.A., Syracuse University, 2011, 2004; B.A., University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, 2003

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