In addition to their excellent teaching credentials, the sociology faculty have extensive experience as practitioners. This blend of the practical and scholarly results in a rich classroom environment where course concepts and theories are integrated with real-world examples. Our teachers are also mentors and get to know students individually. Faculty advisors assist students with everything from course selection to exploring their career opportunities.
Robert Biggert, Assistant Professor of Sociology (1998). B.A., Denison University; M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1992. (Sabbatical leave 2010-11)
Alison Cares, Assistant Professor of Sociology (2011). A.B. in Government and Religion, Dartmouth College, M.A. in Crime, Law, & Justice, Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in Sociology, Pennsylvania State University, 2005.
Heather Connors, Lecturer in Sociology (2010). B.A. College of the Holy Cross; M.S., Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2008.
Steven Farough. Associate Professor of Sociology (2001). B.A., Western Michigan University; M.S.W.,
University of Michigan; Ph.D., Boston College, 2001.
Amy Gazin-Schwartz, Associate Professor of Anthropology (1998)..B., Vassar College; M.A., University of Durham, England; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst 1999. (Chairperson)
Richard Gendron, Associate Professor of Sociology (1998), B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1998.
Susan Perschbacher, Professor of Sociology (1990), B.A., Denison University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1981. (On Sabbatical)