Sociology and Anthropology

Faculty and Staff


David Blouin, Ph.D. (Indiana University Bloomington, 2008), Assistant Professor, Sociology of culture, classical and contemporary social theory

Kevin James, Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010), Assistant Professor, Director of the Civil Rights Heritage Center at the Natatorium, race and ethnicity

Mike Keen, Ph.D. (University of Notre Dame, 1985), Professor, Director of Center for a Sustainable Future, classical and contemporary social theory, sociology of science, sociology of the environment, urban society   

Betsy Lucal, Ph.D. (Kent State University, 1996), Professor, intersection of gender, race, class, and sexuality, teaching about inequality and theory   

Gail McGuire, Ph.D. (The Ohio State University, 1997), Associate Professor, race and gender stratification, work/labor market, informal networks, social movements

Theo Randall, Ph.D. (University of Kentucky, 2006), Assistant Professor, Anthropology, medical pluralism, African culture, substance abuse, medical anthropology, reproductive health

Scott Sernau, Ph.D. (Cornell University, 1991), Professor, Director of International Programs, economy and society, community sociology, race and ethnicity, family

Rebecca Torstrick, Ph.D. (Washington University, 1993), Professor, political anthropology, gender, ethnicity, racism and nationalism, violence and cultural conflict, feminist theory and border studies, Middle East, Israel    HomePage

James (Jay) VanderVeen, Ph.D. (Indiana University Bloomington, 2006), Assistant Professor, Archaeology, prehistoric and historic Caribbean contact between cultures, marine reasearch, scientific diving, historic North America class and race issues

Joshua Wells, Ph.D. (Indiana University Bloomington, 2008), Assistant Professor, Archaeology, social informatics

Emeritus Faculty

Ernest Brandewie, Ph.D. (University of Chicago, 1966)

Linda Fritschner, Ph.D. (University of California, Davis, 1973)

In Memoriam

Ariela Royer, Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Chicago, 1990), Associate Professor.

Associate Faculty

Elizabeth (Betty) Mooney, M.A. (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1953), Doctor of Arts (Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, 2006), Merit Status

Lorren Pettit, M.B.A. (University of Dallas, 2007), M.S. (Baylor University, 1988)

Kevin Tholin, M.A. (Western Illinois University, 1987)

Kendra Yoder, Ph.D. (University of Missouri, 2010)


Kathi Piekarski, B.A. (Indiana University, 1972), Department Secretary