People

  1. Faculty
  2. Affiliated Faculty
  3. Graduate Students
  4. Department Head
  5. Associate Department Head
  6. Emeritus Faculty
  7. Lecturers and Instructors
  8. Staff
  9. Advisors
  10. Undergraduate Directors
  11. Graduate Directors
  12. Center Directors
  13. Recent Graduates

Faculty

Gary John Adler, Jr.

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology

(814) 863-5365

gary.adler@psu.edu

Duane Alwin

  • McCourtney Professor of Sociology and Demography
  • Director, Center for Life Course and Longitudinal Studies

(814) 863-0438

dfa2@psu.edu

David Baker

  • Professor of Sociology, Education, and Demography

(814) 863-0955

dpb4@psu.edu

Eric P. Baumer

  • Professor of Sociology and Criminology

(814) 863-5436

epbaumer@psu.edu

Jonathan Daw

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Demography

(814) 863-0096

jud36@psu.edu

Francis Dodoo

  • Liberal Arts Research Professor of Sociology and Demography

(814) 863-2240

duf2@psu.edu

Diane Felmlee

  • Professor of Sociology

(814) 863-5509

dhf12@psu.edu

Richard Felson

  • Professor of Criminology and Sociology

(814) 865-8797

rbf7@psu.edu

Roger Finke

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

(814) 867-1427

rfinke@psu.edu

Glenn Firebaugh

  • Roy C. Buck Professor of American Institutions, Sociology,and Demography

(814) 865-5001

gaf1@psu.edu

Sarah Font

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology

(814) 863-2259

saf252@psu.edu

Michelle Frisco

  • Associate Professor of Sociology & Demography

(814) 863-5507

mlf112@psu.edu

S. Michael Gaddis

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Demography

(814) 863-4399

mgaddis@psu.edu

Jennifer Glick

  • Arnold S. and Bette G. Hoffman Professor in Sociology

(814) 863-4719

jeg115@psu.edu

Corina Graif

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology
  • Research Associate, Population Research Institute

(814) 863-7712

corina.graif@psu.edu

Steven A. Haas

  • Associate Professor of Sociology and Demography

(814) 867-2830

sah49@psu.edu

Melissa A. Hardy

  • Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Demography
  • Director, Graduate Program in Sociology

(814) 867-4337

mah38@psu.edu

John Iceland

  • Professor of Sociology and Demography
  • Department Head, Department of Sociology and Criminology

(814) 867-2821

jdi10@psu.edu

David R. Johnson

  • Professor of Sociology, Demography, and Human Development and Family Studies

(814) 865-9564

drj10@psu.edu

Valarie King

  • Professor of Sociology, Demography, and Human Development & Family Studies
  • Director, Family Demography Training Program, Population Research Institute

(814) 863-8716

vek1@psu.edu

Derek Kreager

  • Professor of Sociology and Criminology
  • Director, Undergraduate Program in Criminology

(814) 867-0217

dak27@psu.edu

Nancy Landale

  • Liberal Arts Research Professor of Sociology and Demography

(814) 863-7276

nsl3@psu.edu

Barrett Lee

  • Professor of Sociology and Demography

(814) 863-7430

bal6@psu.edu

Nancy Luke

  • Associate Professor of Sociology and Demography

(814) 865-8867

nkl10@psu.edu

Liying Luo

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Demography

(814) 863-0147

lzl65@psu.edu

Molly A. Martin

  • Associate Professor of Sociology & Demography

(814) 863-5508

mam68@psu.edu

Stephen A. Matthews

  • Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Demography
  • Courtesy appointment in Geography,
  • Courtesy appointment School of International Affairs
  • Director, Graduate Program in Demography (Dual-Degree)

(814) 863-9721

matthews@psu.edu

John McCarthy

  • Distinguished Professor of Sociology

(814) 863-8260

jxm516@psu.edu

Holly Nguyen

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology

(814) 863-5404

hollynguyen@psu.edu

R.S. Oropesa ("Sal")

  • Professor of Sociology & Demography

(814) 865-1577

oropesa@psu.edu

Wayne Osgood

  • Professor of Criminology and Sociology

(814) 865-1304

wosgood@psu.edu

David Ramey

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology

(814) 867-5864

dmr45@psu.edu

Barry Ruback

  • Professor of Criminology and Sociology

(814) 865-1307

rbr3@psu.edu

Alan Sica

  • Professor of Sociology

(814) 863-0121

alansica@psu.edu

Eric Silver

  • Professor of Sociology and Criminology
  • Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of the Liberal Arts

(814) 865-1439

esilver@psu.edu

Stacy Rogers Silver

  • Associate Professor of Sociology and Human Development and Family Studies
  • Honors Advisor, Sociology and Criminology
  • Director, Undergraduate Program in Sociology

(814) 865-8798

stacysilver@psu.edu

Jeremy Staff

  • Professor of Criminology and Sociology
  • Director, Graduate Program in Criminology

(814) 865-4560

jus25@psu.edu

Darrell Steffensmeier

  • Liberal Arts Research Professor of Sociology and Criminology

(814) 466-6476

d4s@psu.edu

Kevin J.A. Thomas

  • Associate Professor of Sociology, Demography, and African Studies

(814) 863-2387

kjt11@psu.edu

Jeffery T. Ulmer

  • Professor of Sociology and Criminology
  • Associate Department Head, Department of Sociology and Criminology

(814) 865-6429

jtu100@psu.edu

Jennifer Van Hook

  • Director, Population Research Institute and Professor of Sociology and Demography

(814) 867-2276

jxv21@psu.edu

Ashton M. Verdery, M.A., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Demography

(814) 863-5385

amv5430@psu.edu

Scott T. Yabiku

  • Professor of Sociology and Demography

(814) 863-0145

sty105@psu.edu

Affiliated Faculty

Katerina Bodovski

  • Associate Professor of Education (Educational Theory & Policy)

(814) 867-1865

kxb918@psu.edu

Forrest S. Briscoe

  • Associate Professor of Management & Organization and Sociology

(814) 865-0746

fsb10@psu.edu

Guangqing Chi

  • Associate Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography and Public Health Sciences

(814) 863-8245

gchi@psu.edu

Sarah Damaske

  • Assistant Professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, Sociology and Women's Studies

(814) 865-5425

sad32@psu.edu

Niki Dickerson VonLockette

  • Associate Professor of Labor Relations and Sociology

(814) 867-4773

nvonlock@psu.edu

David J. Eggebeen

  • Associate Professor of Human Development and Sociology

(814) 865-2655

e5x@psu.edu

Leif I. Jensen

  • Professor of Rural Sociology, Sociology and Demography

(814) 863-8642

lij1@psu.edu

Kurt Johnson

  • Research Associate Social Science Research Institute and Sociology

(814) 867-1290

kdj11@psu.edu

Gary King

  • Professor of Biobehavioral Health

(814) 863-8184

gxk14@psu.edu

Doris MacKenzie

  • Adjunct Senior Scientist in Criminology

dlm69@psu.edu

Diane K. McLaughlin

  • Professor of Rural Sociology, Sociology and Demography

(814) 863-8626

dkk@psu.edu

Shannon M. Monnat

  • Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology, Demography and Sociology

smm67@psu.edu

Eric Plutzer

  • Professor of Political Science and Sociology

(814) 865-6576

exp12@psu.edu

Andrea Tapia

  • Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology and Sociology

(814) 865-1524

axh50@psu.edu

Brian C. Thiede

  • Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology and Sociology

bct11@psu.edu

Ann R. Tickamyer

  • Professor of Rural Sociology and Sociology

(814) 865-5461

art14@psu.edu

Susan Welch

  • Susan Welch Dean of the College of the Liberal Arts

(814) 865-7691

sxw11@psu.edu

Christopher Zorn

  • Liberal Arts Research Professor of Political Science and Sociology

(814) 863-9446

zorn@psu.edu

Graduate Students

Anne DeLessio-Parson

  • PhD Candidate in Sociology & Demography

aud191@psu.edu

Sarah Fry

(814) 865-3214

svf103@psu.edu

Joeun Kim

(814) 863-2763

jvk5817@psu.edu

Lauren Knoth

  • 2016-2017 Fulbright Grantee

lkk140@psu.edu

Julia A. Laskorunsky

  • Research Assistant, Justice Center for Research, Pennsylvania State University

(814) 867-3295

jal549@psu.edu

Cadhla McDonnell

  • University Graduate Fellow
  • PhD Candidate in Sociology and Demography

cxm848@psu.edu

Sarah Elizabeth Patterson

  • NICHD predoctoral trainee in Family Demography

(814) 867-1425

sep241@psu.edu

Nathaniel D. Porter

  • PhD Candidate (ABD)
  • Research Associate, The Association of Religion Data Archives

(360) 489-8420

ndp135@psu.edu

Kyler J. Sherman-Wilkins

  • PhD Candidate

(814) 865-1691

kjs390@psu.edu

Department Head

John Iceland

  • Professor of Sociology and Demography
  • Department Head, Department of Sociology and Criminology

(814) 867-2821

jdi10@psu.edu

Associate Department Head

Jeffery T. Ulmer

  • Professor of Sociology and Criminology
  • Associate Department Head, Department of Sociology and Criminology

(814) 865-6429

jtu100@psu.edu

Emeritus Faculty

Paul R. Amato

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

pxa6@psu.edu

Richard Bord

  • Emeritus Associate Professor of Sociology

rjb7@psu.edu

Frank Clemente

  • Emeritus Professor of Sociology

fac226@psu.edu

Gordon De Jong

  • Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Demography

(814) 863-2277

dejong@psu.edu

James Eisenstein

  • Emeritus Professor of Political Science and Criminology

j3e@psu.edu

Joseph Faulkner

  • Emeritus Professor of Sociology

jef3@psu.edu

Craig Humphrey

  • Emeritus Professor of Sociology

ch8@psu.edu

Michael Johnson

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

mpj@psu.edu

John Kramer

  • Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Criminology

jhk@psu.edu

Hart Nelsen

  • Emeritus Professor of Sociology

hmnelsen@mindspring.com

William Parsonage

  • Emeritus Professor of Criminology

w5p@psu.edu

Richard Ritti

  • Emeritus Professor of Criminology

rrr@psu.edu

C. Shannon Stokes

  • Emeritus Professor of Rural Sociology and Sociology

c2s@psu.edu

Marylee Taylor

  • Emeritus Associate Professor of Sociology

mct@psu.edu

Edward Walsh

  • Emeritus Professor of Criminology

e1w@psu.edu

Lecturers and Instructors

Jarl Ahlkvist

  • Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology

(814) 863-5207

jua22@psu.edu

Caren Bloom

  • Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology

(814) 865-5768

ceb112@psu.edu

Samar Farage

  • Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology

(814) 863-9722

sxf14@psu.edu

John Fulton

  • Lecturer in Sociology

(814) 867-2819

jaf33@psu.edu

Martha Gault Sherman

  • Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology

(814) 863-5435

meg247@psu.edu

Laurie Mulvey

  • Lecturer in Sociology
  • Executive Director, World In Conversation

(814) 865-2527

lauriemulvey@psu.edu

Erik Solevad Nielsen

  • Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology

(814) 863-5469

esn2@psu.edu

Sam Richards, HPS

  • Senior Lecturer in Sociology

(814) 863-7456

iunlearn@psu.edu

Tim Robicheaux

  • Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology

(814) 865-9501

trr10@psu.edu

Alexis Raúl Santos (Santos-Lozada)

  • Director, Graduate Program in Applied Demography
  • Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Criminology

(814) 863-9718

ars39@psu.edu

Laurie Scheuble

  • Senior Lecturer in Sociology

(814) 865-9564

lks12@psu.edu

Howard Smith

  • Lecturer in Criminology

(814) 863-8868

hbs103@psu.edu

Lecinda M. Yevchak

  • Lecturer in Criminology

(814) 863-7453

lmy3@ucs.psu.edu

Staff

Renee Kennedy

  • Front Office Coordinator

(814) 867-2274

rka102@psu.edu

Sharon Laskowsky

  • Financial Assistant 4

(814) 865-7516

srl14@psu.edu

Stacey Martilotta

  • Analysis and Planning Consultant

(814) 863-4907

sem169@psu.edu

Sheri Miller

  • External Relations and Special Events Coordinator

(814) 863-5407

sam1@psu.edu

Sondra Morrison

  • Student Services Coordinator

(814) 865-3455

sjm2@psu.edu

Amy Schmoeller

  • Staff Assistant, Undergraduate Studies & Internship Coordinator

(814) 863-0453

als63@psu.edu

Kim Smith

  • Coordinator of Administrative Services

(814) 865-1536

kjs17@psu.edu

Kerri Weitzel

  • Administrative Assistant, Center for Life Course and Longitudinal Studies

(814) 863-6436

klc137@psu.edu

Advisors

Suzanne Decker

  • Academic Advisor

(814) 865-2217

svb2@psu.edu

Margaret R. Hammond

  • Academic Advisor

(814) 865-2217

mrd14@psu.edu

Neil Rager

  • Academic Advisor

(814) 865-2217

nar12@psu.edu

Undergraduate Directors

Derek Kreager

  • Professor of Sociology and Criminology
  • Director, Undergraduate Program in Criminology

(814) 867-0217

dak27@psu.edu

Stacy Rogers Silver

  • Associate Professor of Sociology and Human Development and Family Studies
  • Honors Advisor, Sociology and Criminology
  • Director, Undergraduate Program in Sociology

(814) 865-8798

stacysilver@psu.edu

Graduate Directors

Melissa A. Hardy

  • Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Demography
  • Director, Graduate Program in Sociology

(814) 867-4337

mah38@psu.edu

Stephen A. Matthews

  • Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Demography
  • Courtesy appointment in Geography,
  • Courtesy appointment School of International Affairs
  • Director, Graduate Program in Demography (Dual-Degree)

(814) 863-9721

matthews@psu.edu

Jeremy Staff

  • Professor of Criminology and Sociology
  • Director, Graduate Program in Criminology

(814) 865-4560

jus25@psu.edu

Center Directors

Duane Alwin

  • McCourtney Professor of Sociology and Demography
  • Director, Center for Life Course and Longitudinal Studies

(814) 863-0438

dfa2@psu.edu

Gary Zajac

  • Director, Justice Center for Research

(814) 867-3291

gxz3@psu.edu

Recent Graduates

Lydia Nicole Hayes

  • PhD Candidate-Sociology
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Graduate Lecturer

(814) 863-2763

lnh5092@psu.edu