Faculty & Staff Directory

Faculty and Staff

Dr. David Arditi

Associate Professor, Sociology

Director of the Center for Theory

PhD George Mason University

David Arditi

Research Specializations: Cultural studies; cultural sociology; science technology & society; digital studies; popular culture; and social theory.

Dr. Krystal Beamon

Associate Professor, Sociology

PhD Oklahoma State University

Krystal Beamon

Research Specializations: Race and ethnicity; sociology of sport; qualitative methods; and inequality.

Dr. Kelly Bergstrand

Director of Graduate Studies

Associate Professor, Sociology

PhD University of Arizona

Kelly Bergstrand

Email: kelly.bergstrand@uta.edu

Office: 425 University Hall (UH)

Research Specialization: Social movements; environmental sociology; and social psychology

Dr. Naomi Cleghorn

Associate Chair, Anthropology Program Director

Associate Professor, Anthropology

PhD Stony Brook University, MA University of Texas at Austin

Naomi Cleghorn

Research Specialization: Bioarchaeology; zooarchaeology; human osteology; Old World prehistory and human origins; the archaeology of Neanderthals and early modern humans; biological anthropology.

Shelby Coen

Senior Office Assistant

Shelby Coen

Email: scoen@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2661

Office: UH 430

Dr. Christian Crowder

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Forensic Anthropologist, Dallas County Medical Examiner Office

PhD University of Toronto

christian crowder

Research Specializations: Forensic Anthropology

Lauren Dent

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sociology

PhD University of North Texas

lauren dent

Research Specializations: Environmental hazards and disasters; climate change adaptation and emergency management in indigenous communities; sociology of media and culture; qualitative and quantitative sociological methods; sociological theory

Dr. Raymond Eve

Professor Emeritus, Sociology

PhD University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Raymond Eve

Research Specialization: Science v. religion; crime and deviance; and science and technology

Mark Graves

Administrative Assistant

mark graves

M. Faye Hanson-Evans

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sociology

Office Assistant

M.A. University of Texas at Arlington

Faye Hanson Evans

Research Specializations: Stratification beliefs about the causes of poverty among and between racial and ethnic groups in the U.S.; sociology of poverty; and political sociology

Dr. Heather Jacobson

Interim Dept. Chair & Sociology Program Director

Professor, Sociology

PhD Brandeis University

Heather Jacobson

Research Specializations: Sociology of families; sociology of reproduction; and qualitative research methods

Dr. Dorothy Kalanzi

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sociology

PhD Texas Woman's University

Dorothy Kalanzi

Research Specializations: Medical sociology; public health; gerontology; HIV/AIDS; Africa

Dr. Ritu Khanduri

Associate Professor, Anthropology

PhD University of Texas at Austin

Ritu Khanduri

Reaserch Specialization: Media; globalization; subaltern studies; gender; history; diaspora;

Dr. Robert Kunovich

Professor, Sociology

Distinguished Teaching Professor

PhD The Ohio State University

Robert Kunovich

Research Specialization: Science, technology, and risk; race, ethnicity, and nation; social stratification and inequality; political sociology; and quantitative research methods and statistics. 

Dr. Ashley Lemke

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Anthropology Club Faculty Advisor

PhD University of Michigan

Ashley Lemke

Research Specialization: Anthropological archaeology; prehistory; hunter-gatherers; and underwater archaeology

LaDorna McGee

Academic Advisor II

Adjunct Assistant Professor

M.A. University of Texas at Arlington

lacdorna mcgee

Email: ladorna@uta.edu

Office: 434 University Hall (UH)

Advising and Teaching Specialities: Student Development and Success; Career Advising. Deviance; Collective Behavior; Intercultural Communication; Statistics; Computer Applications; Urbanism.

Katrina Nuncio

Adjunct Assistant Professor

MA Anthropology University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Carrie Perkins

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology

PhD Southern Methodist University

Carrie Perkins

Research Specializations: Forced migration and refugee studies; applied anthropology within international development and humanitarian assistance; urban agriculture and environmental protection in refugee assistance.

Dr. Karl Petruso

Professor Emeritus, Anthropology

PhD Indiana University

Karl Petruso

Research Specializations: Aegean prehistory; classical archaeology; economic prehistory.

Dr. Luis F. B. Plascencia

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Center for Mexican American Studies

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

Luis Plascencia

Research Specializations: Anthropology of law, human rights, political anthropology, economic anthropology, Latinos in the US, Mexico-US borderlands, transnational migration, nationalism & citizenship.

Dr. Linda Rouse

Associate Professor Emeritus, Sociology

PhD Florida State University

Linda Rouse

Research Specializations: social psychology; sociology of family; education; and evaluation research

Dr. Joci Caldwell Ryan

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology

PhD Southern Methodist University

MPH the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

Joci Ryan

Research Specializations: Food and culture; gender and sexuality; medical anthropology; and African studies

Dr. Beth Anne Shelton

Professor, Sociology

PhD University of Texas at Austin

Anne Shelton

Research Specializations: Gender, work, family and civic engagement.

Dr. Jason Shelton

Associate Professor, Sociology

Director of the Center for African American Studies

PhD University of Miami

jason shelton

Research Specializations: Sociology of religion, black middle class culture and ideology, racial and ethnic attitudes, and debate over race versus class

Dr. Sara Skiles-duToit

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sociology

PhD University of Notre Dame

Sara Skiles

Research Specializations: Cultural capital; aesthetic taste; symbolic boundaries; religious identification; and school sector differences

Dr. Shelley L. Smith

Professor, Anthropology

PhD University of Michigan

Shelley Smith

Research Specializations: Skeletal variation; human growth and development; and human evolution

Dr. Amy Speier

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Lambda Alpha Faculty Advisor

PhD University of Pittsburgh

Amy Speier

Research Specialization: Medical anthropology; gender; the anthropology of tourism; various types of health and medical tourism; and Central European Studies.

Dr. Robert Young

Professor, Sociology

PhD University of Michigan

Robert Young

Research Specilizations: Social psychology and deviance

Dr. Christian Zlolniski

Professor, Anthropology

Director of the Center for Mexican American Studies

PhD University of California-Santa Barbara

Christian Zlolniski

Research Specializations: Latinos in the U.S.; globalization; transnational migration; economic anthropology; and Mexico.

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