Faculty and Staff

The faculty within the sociology program are committed to providing students with a diverse education in the field of public sociology. All of the sociology faculty are highly involved with local organizations and non-profits in the community. We work to provide students with the knowledge and experience to best prepare them for success in their academic and career goals.

Sociology faculty

Dr. John B. Harms

Dr. John B. Harms

Professor
Sociology Program Coordinator

Dr. Tim D. Knapp

Research and Professional Interests: Community-engaged research with a focus on poverty and homelessness; social inequality; racial group diversity; gender and sexual orientation.

Christina L. Ryder

Research and professional interests: demographic and social analysis; social inequality; at-risk youth; poverty; and woman and children victims of violence.

Dr. Alicia M. Walker

Research and Professional Interests: Meaning-making within intimate relationships; navigation of gender expectations; and social inequalities in education.