About Our Faculty and Staff


Dr. Jordan Titus

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Professor

702-B Gruening
jjtitus@alaska.edu

Dr. Titus teaches regularly 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. Sine Anahita

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Associate Professor in Sociology, Associate Director of Northern Studies and the Coordinator of Women & Gender Studies

613-A Gruening
sine.anahita@alaska.edu

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.

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Dr. Melanie Arthur

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Associate Professor and Department Chair

702-A Gruening

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.


Andrea Greenberg

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Term Assistant Professor

704-E Gruening
argreenberg@alaska.edu

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

702-C Gruening
kndillard@alaska.edu

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 twenty community dialogues on topics ranging from health care costs, economic security, mental health care, and the mission of public education.

Dr. Dillard teaches the department's introductory course, Individual, Society and Culture, as well as courses in social problems, social inequality and stratification, rural sociology, sociology of gender, social movements and social change, environmental sociology and the department’s capstone research seminar.

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Patty Seifert

Administrative Assistant

702 Gruening
plseifert@alaska.edu

Ms. Seifert is the department administrative assistant. If you have general inquiries about the department, please contact her.
 

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