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Sociology Faculty

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. 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. Alma Garza

Assistant Professor, Sociology

PhD University of California, Irvine

Alma Garza dressed in a neutral blouse, smiling at the camera

M. Faye Hanson-Evans

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sociology

MA 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

Department 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. 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. Beth Anne Shelton

Professor, Sociology

PhD University of Texas at Austin

Anne Shelton

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

Dr. Jason Shelton

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. Robert Young

Professor, Sociology

PhD University of Michigan

Robert Young

Research Specializations: Social psychology and deviance

Anthropology Faculty

Dr. Naomi Cleghorn

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.

Dr. Christian Crowder

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Forensic Anthropologist, Dallas County Medical Examiner Office

PhD University of Toronto

christian crowder

Research Specializations: Forensic Anthropology

Dr. Ritu Khanduri

Associate Professor, Anthropology

PhD University of Texas at Austin

Ritu Khanduri

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

Dr. Ashley Lemke

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Anthropology Club Faculty Advisor

PhD University of Michigan

Ashley Lemke

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

Katrina Nuncio

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology

MA University of Texas at Arlington

Katrina Nuncio posed with glasses, a necklace, and a dark blouse.

Dr. Joci Caldwell Ryan

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology

PhD Southern Methodist University

MPH 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. 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. Christian Zlolniski

Professor, Anthropology

Interim Associate Chair, Interim Anthropology Program Director

PhD University of California-Santa Barbara

Christian Zlolniski

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

Emeritus Faculty

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

Dr. Karl Petruso

Professor Emeritus, Anthropology

PhD Indiana University

Karl Petruso

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

Dr. Linda Rouse

Associate Professor Emeritus, Sociology

PhD Florida State University

Linda Rouse

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

Advisors

LaDorna McGee

Academic Advisor II

Adjunct Assistant Professor

MA University of Texas at Arlington

lacdorna mcgee

Email: ladorna@uta.edu

Office: 434 University Hall (UH)

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

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

Staff

Shelby Coen

Senior Office Assistant

Shelby Coen

Email: scoen@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2661

Office: UH 430

Danielle Naylor

Administrative Assistant

Danielle Naylor posing in front of the camera with a sweater on

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