Soc faculty

Faculty & Staff

The Department of Sociology had its beginnings in 1940 when the University offered a concentration in sociology.  Since then, the Sociology Department has been committed to excellence in teaching, research and community service.

Our research driven faculty help students to develop a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of complex social issues. That includes social inequalities, injustice, unequal distribution of wealth, poverty and the social macro forces behind these phenomena in an increasingly era of globalization and a transnational way of life.

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Audrey N. BeckAudrey N. Beck
Associate Professor & Undergraduate Advisor
Ph.D., Duke University
NH-214
(619) 594-1321
[email protected]

Research interests: Health, Stratification, Family, Education, Demography, Immigration, Research Methods, Statistics

 

Timothy C. BrownTimothy C. Brown
Associate Professor & Graduate Advisor
Ph.D., Louisiana State University
NH-218
(619) 594-4844
[email protected]

Research interests: Crime and Deviance, Gangs, Rural Crime, Social Inequality, Qualitative Research Methods

 

Monica J. CasperMonica J. Casper
Professor & Dean, College of Arts & Letters
Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

Research interests: Women's health, reproduction, feminist STS, qualitative methods, trauma studies, critical animal studies, disability studies, and environmental studies

 

Jung Min ChoiJung Min Choi
Professor
Ph.D., York University, Toronto
NH-204
(619) 594-1319
[email protected]

Research interests: Race and Ethnic Relations, Social Organization, Political Sociology

 

Jill EsbenshadeJill Esbenshade
Professor & Director, Center for Community Research and Engagement
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
NH-221
[email protected]

Research interests: Ethnic Studies Minority Groups, Immigration, Global Economy, Labor and the Apparel Industry, Gender

 

Joseph GibbonsJoseph Gibbons
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University at Albany, State University of New York
NH-217
[email protected]

Research interests: Urban Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Urban Organizations, Health Disparities, Mixed Methods, Spatial Analysis

 

Hank JohnstonHank Johnston
Professor
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
NH-220
(619) 594-1323
[email protected]

Research interests: Social movements and contentious politics, ethnonationalist movements, mobilization processes

 

Minjeong KimMinjeong Kim
Associate Professor, Department Chair, & Director, Center for Asian & Pacific Studies
Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY
NH-215
(619) 594-5463
[email protected]

Research interests: Gender, family and international migration, Asian American studies and the media

 

Ruth X. LiuRuth X. Liu
Professor
Ph.D., Texas A&M University
NH-222
[email protected]

Research interests: Deviance and Crime, At-Risk Youth, Social Psychology, Quantitative Methods

 

Enrico MarcelliEnrico Marcelli
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Southern California
NH-219
[email protected]

Research interests: Migration, Health, Urban Sociology, Demography

 

Michael McCallMichael McCall
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Washington University (St. Louis)
NH-216
[email protected]

Research interests: Social Theory, Social Issues, Gender Roles

 

Norma OjedaNorma Ojeda
Professor Emerita
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
NH-223
[email protected]

Research interests: Demography, Family, Reproductive Health, Gender, U.S.-Mexico Border Studies

 

Michael J. RobertsMichael J. Roberts
Professor & Advisor for Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD)
Ph.D., City University of New York, Graduate Center
NH-213
(619) 594-4245
[email protected]

Research interests: social theory, labor studies, popular culture, critical theory, social movements and sociology of music

 

Norah ShultzNorah Shultz
Professor & Director of Inclusive Curriculum, Division of Student Affairs & Campus Diversity
Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College
NH-210
[email protected]

Research Interests: Higher Education Curriculum, Diversity & Inclusion in Higher Education

 

Stephen Cho SuhStephen Cho Suh
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
AL-469
[email protected]

Research Interests: Intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, migration, and culture, especially in relation to Asian Americans and the Korean diaspora

 

Haroutun BursalyanHaroutun Bursalyan
M.A., San Diego State University
NH-211
 [email protected]

 

Michael Calderon-ZaksMichael Calderon-Zaks
Ph.D., State University of New York
NH-211
[email protected]

 

Luciano N. CruzLuciano N. Cruz
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
NH-212
[email protected]

 

Daniel DavisDaniel Davis
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
NH-207
[email protected]

 

Melodie HallettMelodie Hallett
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
NH-206
[email protected]

 

Rachael Horn-LangfordRachael Horn-Langford
M.A., San Diego State University
NH-206
[email protected]

 

Kristopher KohlerKristopher Kohler
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
NH-209
[email protected]

 

Matthew RoweMatthew Rowe
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
NH-211
[email protected]

 

Amy WongAmy Wong
Ed.D., University of Southern California
NH-208
[email protected]

 

 

 Jenna PetruzzoJenna Petruzzo
Department Coordinator
NH-227
(619) 594-5449
[email protected]

Monica CortezMonica Cortez
Administrative Support Assistant
NH-224
(619) 594-4826
[email protected]

 

Bloomberg, Jr., Warner
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.

Buck, Robert
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.

Chandler, Shelly
Professor Emerita, Ph.D.

Cottrell, Ann
Professor Emerita, Ph.D.

El-Assal, Mohamed
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.

Emerick, Robert
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.

Gay, Phillip
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.

Gillette, Thomas
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.

Hill, Jr., Richard 
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.

Hohm, Chuck F.
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.

Hough, Richard
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.

Ima, Kenji
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.

Kolody, Bohdan
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.

Preston, David
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.

Sandlin, Joann
Professor Emerita Ph.D.

Scheck, Dennis
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.

Schulze, Rolf
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.

Stephenson, III, John
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.

Winslow, Robert
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.

Zhang, Sheldon
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.

Faculty with emeriti status but still teaching are listed above in the Tenured and Tenure-Track Professors section.