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  • Social Inequality
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  • Immigration and Incorporation
  • Social Institutions, Policy, and Culture
  • Quantitative Methods

Alan Sica

  • Professor of Sociology

(814) 863-0121

alansica@psu.edu

Classical and Contemporary Social Theory, History of Sociology, Sociology of Culture

Ashton M. Verdery

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Demography

(814) 863-5385

amv5430@psu.edu

Social Networks, Computational Sociology, Quantitative Methodology, Social Demography

Barrett Lee

  • Professor of Sociology and Demography

(814) 863-7430

bal6@psu.edu

Neighborhood change, racial/ethnic segregation and diversity, urban homelessness, spatial aspects of affluence, community attachment, local social networks

Barry Ruback

  • Professor of Criminology and Sociology

(814) 865-1307

rbr3@psu.edu

Decision making in the legal system, Imposition and effects of economic sanctions, Causes and consequences of victimization, Environmental psychology

Corina Graif

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

(814) 863-7712

corina.graif@psu.edu

Crime, Health Risk, and Justice, Communities and Urban Sociology, Spatial Stratification and Mobility

Darrell Steffensmeier

  • Liberal Arts Research Professor of Sociology and Criminology

(814) 466-6476

d4s@psu.edu

David Baker

  • Professor of Sociology, Education, and Demography

(814) 863-0955

dpb4@psu.edu

Cross-national research, education as an institution, schooling effects on health, development of the university in society

David R. Johnson

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

(814) 865-9564

drj10@psu.edu

marital quality over the life course; handling missing data in surveys; analysis of longitudinal panel data; health and marital quality; social factors in infertility; and hormones and family behavior

David Ramey

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology

(814) 867-5864

dmr45@psu.edu

Crime, Deviance, and Social Control,Behavioral Health,Social Demography,Social Disparities in Population Health,Immigration/Migration,Quantitative Methods

Derek Kreager

  • Professor of Sociology and Criminology
  • Director, Justice Center for Research

(814) 867-0217

dak27@psu.edu

Life Course, Crime and Delinquency, Incarceration, Romantic and Peer Networks

Diane Felmlee

  • Professor of Sociology

(814) 863-5509

dhf12@psu.edu

aggression and friendship networks; cyberbullying; gendered ties and relationships; gender inequality; longitudinal analysis; interdependent events

Eric P. Baumer

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

(814) 863-5436

epbaumer@psu.edu

Eric Silver

  • Professor of Sociology and Criminology

(814) 865-8714

esilver@psu.edu

Francis Dodoo

  • Liberal Arts Research Professor of Sociology and Demography

(814) 863-2240

duf2@psu.edu

African Demography, race and ethnic inequality, AIDS and population health

Gary John Adler Jr.

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology
  • Faculty Fellow, Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State

(814) 863-5365

gary.adler@psu.edu

Culture, Social Movements, Religion, Civic Organizations, Catholic Parishes

Glenn Firebaugh

  • Roy C. Buck Professor Emeritus in American Institutions
  • and Sociology and Demography

gaf1@psu.edu

Global inequalities, income inequality, racial/ ethnic segregation in the U.S., measuring inequality and segregation

Gordon De Jong

  • Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Demography

(814) 863-2277

dejong@psu.edu

Social demography, migration & immigration, aging

Holly Nguyen

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

(814) 863-5404

hollynguyen@psu.edu

Rewards from Crime, Groups and Crime, Illicit Drug Markets, Criminological Theory

Jeffery T. Ulmer

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

(814) 865-6429

jtu100@psu.edu

Criminology, social psychology, organizations, race and ethnic inequality, theory, religion

Jennifer Glick

  • Arnold S. and Bette G. Hoffman Professor in Sociology
  • Director, Population Research Institute

(814) 863-4719

jeg115@psu.edu

Demography, Family, Migration, Race/ Ethnicity

Jennifer Van Hook

  • Roy C. Buck Professor of Sociology and Demography
  • Director, Graduate Program in Sociology

(814) 867-2276

jxv21@psu.edu

Immigration (Health and Well-being of Children of Immigrants, Assimilation and Integration of Immigrants; Unauthorized Migration, Indirect Estimation Techniques of Migration Flows); Social Demography; Demographic Techniques; Health

Jeremy Staff

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

(814) 865-4560

jus25@psu.edu

Criminology, Life Course Studies, Stratification

John Iceland

  • Professor of Sociology and Demography

(814) 867-2821

jdi10@psu.edu

demography, social inequality, immigration and incorporation, and urban, community, and spatial sociology

John McCarthy

  • Distinguished Professor of Sociology

(814) 863-8260

jxm516@psu.edu

social movements, collective behavior, protest groups

Jonathan Daw

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Demography

(814) 863-0096

jud36@psu.edu

Gene-Environment Interplay, Health, Demography, Stratification, Social and Kinship Networks, Quantitative Methodology

Kevin J.A. Thomas

  • Associate Professor of Sociology, Demography, and African Studies

(814) 863-2387

kjt11@psu.edu

Migration, Immigration, Race, Inequality, Families, Africa

Liying Luo

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Demography

(814) 863-0147

lzl65@psu.edu

Quantitative Methods, Demography, Life Course, Inequality, Health Disparities

Melissa A. Hardy

  • Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Demography

(814) 867-4337

mah38@psu.edu

Life Course, Stratification Processes, Social Change, Cohort and Generations, Health Disparities, Economic Inequality, Cross-National Research, Work and Employment Policy, Quantitative Methodology

Michelle Frisco

  • Associate Professor of Sociology & Demography

(814) 863-5507

mlf112@psu.edu

health and well-being of young people, obesity among youth and adolescents, health disparities, mental health, the ways that schools shape young people’s lives

Molly A. Martin

  • Associate Professor of Sociology & Demography

(814) 863-5508

mam68@psu.edu

Social inequality, family, demography, health

Nancy Landale

  • Liberal Arts Research Professor Emerita of Sociology and
  • Demography

nsl3@psu.edu

Racial and ethnic variation in family processes, union formation and dissolution, fertility, the role of fathers

Nancy Luke

  • Associate Professor of Sociology and Demography

(814) 865-8867

nkl10@psu.edu

Social demography; gender, marriage, and family; sexual, reproductive, and child health; migration and remittances; Africa and South Asia

R.S. Oropesa ("Sal")

  • Professor of Sociology & Demography

(814) 865-1577

oropesa@psu.edu

Urban social disorder and disorganization, immigrant incorporation and assimilation in new destinations, neighborhood mobilization

Richard Felson

  • Professor of Criminology and Sociology

(814) 865-8797

rbf7@psu.edu

Social psychology of violence; race, regional, and national differences in violence

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

religious economies, congregations, moral beliefs, global religions

Scott T. Yabiku

  • Professor of Sociology and Demography

(814) 863-0145

sty105@psu.edu

Demography, Family, Population and Environment, Migration

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

Communities, neighborhoods, health, spatial inequality, built environment, human spatial behavior, racial/ethnic residential segregation

Steven A. Haas

  • Associate Professor of Sociology and Demography

(814) 867-2830

sah49@psu.edu

social stratification, demography of health and aging

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

Father-child relationships, grandparent-grandchild relationships, child well-being, religion and family behavior

Wayne Osgood

  • Professor Emeritus of Criminology and Sociology

wosgood@psu.edu