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Gary John Adler, Jr.

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology
(814) 863-5365

Duane Alwin

  • McCourtney Professor of Sociology and Demography
  • Director, Life Course Center
(814) 863-0438

David Baker

  • Professor of Sociology, Education, and Demography
(814) 863-0955

Eric P. Baumer

  • Professor of Sociology and Criminology
(814) 863-5436

Jonathan Daw

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Demography
(814) 863-0096

Francis Dodoo

  • Liberal Arts Research Professor of Sociology and Demography
(814) 863-2240

Diane Felmlee

  • Professor of Sociology
(814) 863-5509

Richard Felson

  • Professor of Criminology and Sociology
(814) 865-8797

Roger Finke

  • Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Religious Studies, and International Affairs
  • Director of the Association of Religion Data Archives (theARDA.com)
(814) 867-1427

Glenn Firebaugh

  • Roy C. Buck Professor of American Institutions, Sociology,and Demography
(814) 865-5001

Sarah Font

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology
(814) 863-2259

Michelle L. Frisco, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Sociology and Demography
  • Associate & Interim Director, Population Research Institute
(814) 863-5507

S. Michael Gaddis

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Demography
(814) 863-4399

Jennifer Glick

  • Arnold S. and Bette G. Hoffman Professor in Sociology
(814) 863-4719

Corina Graif

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology
  • Research Associate, Population Research Institute
(814) 863-7712

Steven A. Haas

  • Associate Professor of Sociology and Demography
(814) 867-2830

Melissa A. Hardy

  • Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Demography
  • Director, Graduate Program in Sociology
(814) 867-4337

John Iceland

  • Professor of Sociology and Demography
  • Department Head, Department of Sociology and Criminology
(814) 867-2821

David R. Johnson

  • Professor of Sociology, Demography, and Human Development and Family Studies
(814) 865-9564

Valarie King

  • Professor of Sociology, Demography, and Human Development & Family Studies
  • Director, Family Demography Training Program, Population Research Institute
(814) 863-8716

Derek Kreager

  • Professor of Sociology and Criminology
  • Director, Undergraduate Program in Criminology
(814) 867-0217

Nancy Landale

  • Liberal Arts Research Professor of Sociology and Demography
(814) 863-7276

Barrett Lee

  • Professor of Sociology and Demography
(814) 863-7430

Nancy Luke

  • Associate Professor of Sociology and Demography
(814) 865-8867

Liying Luo

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology
(814) 863-0147

Molly Martin

  • Associate Professor of Sociology & Demography
(814) 863-5508

Stephen A. Matthews

  • Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Demography
  • Courtesy appointment in Geography
  • Director, Graduate Program in Demography (Dual-Degree)
(814) 863-9721

John McCarthy

  • Distinguished Professor of Sociology
(814) 863-8260

Holly Nguyen

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology
(814) 863-5404

R.S. Oropesa ("Sal")

  • Professor of Sociology & Demography
(814) 865-1577

Wayne Osgood

  • Professor of Criminology and Sociology
  • Lead Editor of Criminology,
  • the official journal of the American Society of Criminology
(814) 865-1304

David Ramey

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology
(814) 867-5864

Barry Ruback

  • Professor of Criminology and Sociology
(814) 865-1307

Alan Sica

  • Professor of Sociology
(814) 863-0121

Eric Silver

  • Professor of Sociology and Criminology
  • Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of the Liberal Arts
(814) 865-1439

Stacy Silver

  • Associate Professor of Sociology and Human Development and Family Studies
  • Honors Advisor, Sociology and Criminology
  • Director, Undergraduate Program in Sociology
(814) 865-8798

Jeremy Staff

  • Professor of Criminology and Sociology
  • Director, Graduate Program in Criminology
(814) 865-4560

Darrell Steffensmeier

  • Liberal Arts Research Professor of Sociology and Criminology
(814) 466-6476

Kevin J.A. Thomas

  • Associate Professor of Sociology, Demography, and African Studies
(814) 863-2387

Jeffery T. Ulmer

  • Professor of Sociology and Criminology
  • Associate Department Head, Department of Sociology and Criminology
(814) 865-6429

Jennifer Van Hook

  • Director, Population Research Institute and Professor of Sociology and Demography
(814) 867-2276

Ashton Verdery

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Demography
(814) 863-5385

Scott T. Yabiku

  • Professor of Sociology and Demography
(814) 863-0145

Affiliated Faculty

Forrest S. Briscoe

  • Associate Professor of Management & Organization and Sociology
(814) 865-0746

Guangqing Chi

  • Associate Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography and Public Health Sciences
(814) 863-8245

Sarah Damaske

  • Assistant Professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, Sociology and Women's Studies
(814) 865-5425

Niki Dickerson VonLockette

  • Associate Professor of Labor Relations and Sociology
(814) 867-4773

David J. Eggebeen

  • Associate Professor of Human Development and Sociology
(814) 865-2655

Leif I. Jensen

  • Professor of Rural Sociology, Sociology and Demography
(814) 863-8642

Kurt Johnson

  • Research Associate Social Science Research Institute and Sociology
(814) 867-1290

Gary King

  • Professor of Biobehavioral Health
(814) 863-8184

Doris MacKenzie

  • Adjunct Senior Scientist in Criminology

Diane K. McLaughlin

  • Professor of Rural Sociology, Sociology and Demography
(814) 863-8626

Shannon M. Monnat

  • Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology, Demography and Sociology

Eric Plutzer

  • Professor of Political Science and Sociology
(814) 865-6576

Andrea Tapia

  • Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology and Sociology
(814) 865-1524

Brian C. Thiede

  • Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology and Sociology

Ann R. Tickamyer

  • Professor of Rural Sociology and Sociology
(814) 865-5461

Susan Welch

  • Susan Welch Dean of the College of the Liberal Arts
(814) 865-7691

Christopher Zorn

  • Liberal Arts Research Professor of Political Science and Sociology
(814) 863-9446

Associate Department Head

Jeffery T. Ulmer

  • Professor of Sociology and Criminology
  • Associate Department Head, Department of Sociology and Criminology
(814) 865-6429

Emeritus Faculty

Paul R. Amato

  • Arnold and Bette Hoffman Emeritus Professor of Family Sociology and Demography

Alan Block

  • Emeritus Professor of Criminology and Jewish Studies

Richard Bord

  • Emeritus Associate Professor of Sociology

Frank Clemente

  • Emeritus Professor of Sociology

Gordon De Jong

  • Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Demography
(814) 863-2277

James Eisenstein

  • Emeritus Professor of Political Science and Criminology

Joseph Faulkner

  • Emeritus Professor of Sociology

Craig Humphrey

  • Emeritus Professor of Sociology

Michael Johnson

  • Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Women's Studies,
  • and African and African American Studies

John Kramer

  • Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Criminology

Hart Nelsen

  • Emeritus Professor of Sociology

William Parsonage

  • Emeritus Professor of Criminology

Richard Ritti

  • Emeritus Professor of Criminology

C. Shannon Stokes

  • Emeritus Professor of Rural Sociology and Sociology

Marylee Taylor

  • Emeritus Associate Professor of Sociology

Edward Walsh

  • Emeritus Professor of Criminology

Lecturers and Instructors

Jarl Ahlkvist

  • Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology
(814) 863-5207

Mark Bergstrom

(814) 863-4368

Caren Bloom

  • Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology
(814) 865-5768

Samar Farage

  • Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology
(814) 863-9722

John Fulton

  • Lecturer in Sociology
(814) 867-2819

Martha Gault Sherman

  • Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology
(814) 863-5435

Laurie Mulvey

  • Lecturer in Sociology
  • Executive Director, World In Conversation
(814) 865-2527

Erik Solevad Nielsen

  • Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology
(814) 863-5469

Sam Richards, HPS

  • Senior Lecturer in Sociology
(814) 863-7456

Tim Robicheaux

  • Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology
(814) 865-9501

Alexis Raúl Santos (Santos-Lozada)

  • Director, Graduate Program in Applied Demography
  • Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Criminology
(814) 863-9718

Laurie Scheuble

  • Senior Lecturer in Sociology
(814) 865-9564

Howard Smith

  • Lecturer in Criminology
(814) 863-8868

Lecinda M. Yevchak

  • Lecturer in Criminology
(814) 863-7453

Undergraduate Directors

Derek Kreager

  • Professor of Sociology and Criminology
  • Director, Undergraduate Program in Criminology
(814) 867-0217

Stacy Silver

  • Associate Professor of Sociology and Human Development and Family Studies
  • Honors Advisor, Sociology and Criminology
  • Director, Undergraduate Program in Sociology
(814) 865-8798

Graduate Directors

Melissa A. Hardy

  • Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Demography
  • Director, Graduate Program in Sociology
(814) 867-4337

Stephen A. Matthews

  • Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Demography
  • Courtesy appointment in Geography
  • Director, Graduate Program in Demography (Dual-Degree)
(814) 863-9721

Jeremy Staff

  • Professor of Criminology and Sociology
  • Director, Graduate Program in Criminology
(814) 865-4560

Center Directors

Duane Alwin

  • McCourtney Professor of Sociology and Demography
  • Director, Life Course Center
(814) 863-0438

Gary Zajac

  • Director, Justice Center for Research
(814) 867-3291

Recent Graduates

Francesco Acciai

  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Penn State University

Lydia Nicole Hayes

  • PhD Candidate-Sociology
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Graduate Lecturer
(814) 863-2763
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