Sociology Faculty

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


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. 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

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. 

LaDorna McGee

Academic Advisor II

Adjunct Assistant Professor

MA University of Texas at Arlington

lacdorna mcgee


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. Linda Rouse

Associate Professor Emeritus, Sociology

PhD Florida State University

Linda Rouse

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

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