About Our Faculty and Staff
Dr. Jordan Titus
Dr. Titus egularly teaches courses in the areas of popular culture, deviance and social control, sociology of childhood, early sociological thought, and qualitative social science research methods. Her main area of research is concerned with children and the law.
Dr. Titus is on sabbatical leave for 2014-2015.
Dr. Sine Anahita
Associate Professor in Sociology
Dr. Anahita teaches and researches organized inequalities--how organizations, states, and institutions organize social inequality based on race, class, sex, sexuality, gender, age, spatiality, looks, dis/ability, and other markers of difference. The sociology courses she especially enjoys teaching include gender, sexualities, race and ethnic relations, rurality, social movements, and the department's introductory course, Individual, Society and Culture.
Dr. Melanie Arthur
Dr. Arthur teaches the department's introductory course, Individual, Society and Culture, as well as courses in social problems, introductory statistics, research methods in the social science, global issues in sociological perspective, and the department's capstone research seminar.
Dr. Arthur is on leave for 2014-2015.
Term Assistant Professor
Ms. Greenberg teaches the department's introductory course, Individual, Society and Culture, as well as courses in the family, introductory statistics, social inequality and stratification, race and ethnic relations, and research methods in the social sciences.
Ms. Greenberg is the faculty advisor to the Students of Change (SoC) Club.
Dr. Kara Dillard
Assistant Professor and Department Chair
Dr. Dillard (Ph.D., Kansas State University) is a Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and is a professionally trained public issues facilitator. Her published academic work focuses on the mechanisms of successful citizen-based deliberation and understanding of how facilitators, by the means of their discursive choices, influence the content and quality of deliberative talk in public forums. She has a background in National Issues Forums (NIF) style deliberations, having convened and facilitated over forty community dialogues on topics ranging from health care costs, economic security, mental health care, and the mission of public education. Her research has been featured in Journal of Applied Communication Research and International Journal of Communication.
Dr. Dillard teaches the department's introductory course, Individual, Society and Culture, as well as courses in social problems, introduction to statistics, social inequality and stratification, social science research methods, rural sociology, sociology of gender, social movements and social change, environmental sociology and the department’s capstone research seminar.
Ms. Seifert is the department administrative assistant. If you have general inquiries about the department, please contact her.