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Faculty & Staff

In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, the full-time faculty members are actively involved in their respective disciplines. Each year they publish numerous articles and books, present papers at state, regional and national meetings and secure research grants from private, state and federal sources to advance knowledge in their disciplines.

All teaching faculty of the department possess first-hand research experience in their specialties. From their first introductory courses to graduate level seminars, students will be taught by Ph.D. sociologists and anthropologists who have established national--and in some cases international--reputations in their field.

Directory Listings

John F. Wozniak, Chair
Jane May, Secretary (309) 298-1056

Emeritus Faculty

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Department of Sociology and Anthropology Faculty and Staff

Chris A. Adamski-Mietus, Instructor of Sociology
Areas of Specialization: Family, Social Problems, Aging, Death and Dying
Office: Morgan Hall 401
Phone: (309) 298-1369
Department Page: wiu.edu/cas/sociology/faculty/adamski-mietus.php
Email:
CA-Adamski@wiu.edu
Tawnya J. Adkins Covert, Professor of Sociology
Areas of Specialization: Political Sociology, Media Sociology, Stratification, Methods
Office: Morgan Hall 417B
Phone: (309) 298-1372
Departmental Webpage: wiu.edu/cas/sociology/faculty/adkins-covert.php
Email: TJ-AdkinsCovert@wiu.edu
Andrea Alveshere, Instructor of Anthropology
Areas of Specialization: Biological (Physical Anthropology), Ancient/Forensic DNA, Forensic Anthropology, Archaeology
Office: Morgan Hall 409
Phone: (309) 298-1199
Departmental Webpage: wiu.edu/cas/sociology/faculty/alveshere.php
Email: a-alveshere@wiu.edu
Alyssa Anderson, Instructor of Sociology
Office: Currens Hall 514B
Phone: (309) 298-2090
Department Page: wiu.edu/cas/sociology/faculty/aanderson.php
Email:
AJ-Anderson3@wiu.edu
Patricia K. Anderson, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Areas of Specialization: Anthrozoology, Archaeology, Ancient Maya Civilization
Office: Currens Hall 508
Phone: (309) 298-1108
Departmental Webpage: wiu.edu/cas/sociology/faculty/anderson.php
Email: PK-Anderson@wiu.edu
Davison Bideshi, Associate Professor of Sociology
Areas of Specialization: Sociological Theory, Criminology, Socio-Legal Studies, Law and Society; Sociology of Law
Office: Morgan Hall 408
Phone: (309) 298-3494
Departmental Webpage: wiu.edu/cas/sociology/faculty/bideshi.php
Email: D-Bideshi@wiu.edu
Gordon Chang, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Areas of Specialization: Theory, Qualitative Methods, Discourse Processes, Education, Politics, Inequality
Office : Morgan Hall 409
Phone: (309) 298-1199
Departmental Webpage: wiu.edu/cas/sociology/faculty/chang.php
Email: GC-Chang@wiu.edu
Christina Davis, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Areas of Specialization: Linguistic Anthropology, South Asia, Social Inequality, Conflict, Education
Office: Morgan Hall 401
Phone: (309) 298-1369
Departmental Webpage: wiu.edu/cas/sociology/faculty/davis.php
Email: C-Davis@wiu.edu
Lora Ebert Wallace, Professor of Sociology
Areas of Specialization: Medical sociology, family sociology, Sociology of women's health and reproductive health, and survey methods/quantitative methods
Office: Morgan Hall 423A
Phone: (309) 298-1156
Departmental Webpage: wiu.edu/cas/sociology/faculty/ebert-wallace.php
Email: LE-Wallace2@wiu.edu
Robert Hironimus-Wendt, Professor of Sociology
Areas of Specialization: Social Inequality and Work and Formal Organizations
Office: Morgan Hall 421
Phone: (309) 298-1457
Departmental Webpage: wiu.edu/cas/sociology/faculty/hironimus-wendt.php
Email: RJ-Hironimus-Wendt@wiu.edu
Elgin Mannion, Associate Professor of Sociology
Areas of Specialization: Economic Growth, Economic/Rural Development, Income Distribution, Social Theory/Philosophy, Hermeneutics
Office: Morgan Hall 421
Phone: (309) 298-1081
Departmental Webpage: wiu.edu/cas/sociology/faculty/mannion.php
Email: E-Mannion@wiu.edu
Patrick McGinty, Associate Professor of Sociology
Areas of Specialization:Sociological Theory (Classical & Contemporary), Symbolic Interactionism, Sociology of Education, Complex Organizations, Occupations & Work, Sociology of Policy
Office: Morgan Hall 406
Phone: (309) 298-1381
Departmental Webpage: wiu.edu/cas/sociology/faculty/mcginty.php
Email:
PJ-Mcginty@wiu.edu
Heather McIlvaine-Newsad, Professor of Anthropology
Areas of Specialization: Gender and the Environment, Disaster Research, Local Food Systems, Applied Methods
Office: Morgan Hall 408
Phone: (309) 298-1264
Departmental Webpage: wiu.edu/cas/sociology/faculty/mcilvaine-newsad.php
Email: H-Mcilvaine-newsad@wiu.edu
Diane Sandage, Associate Professor of Sociology
Areas of Specialization: Sex and Gender, Religion, Sociology of Victims, Delinquency
Office: Morgan Hall 418
Phone: (309) 298-1463
Departmental Webpage: wiu.edu/cas/sociology/faculty/sandage.php
Email: DD-Sandage@wiu.edu
Cynthia B. Struthers, Associate Professor of Sociology
Research Associate, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
Areas of Specialization: Family, Community, Rural Sociology
Office: Stipes Hall 502
Phone: (309) 298-2282
Departmental Webpage:wiu.edu/cas/sociology/faculty/struthers.php
Email: CB-Struthers@wiu.edu
Shengming Tang, Professor of Sociology
Areas of Specialization: Quantitative Methodology; Race/Ethnic/Minority Relations; Family
Office: Morgan Hall 410
Phone: (309) 298-1613
Departmental Webpage: wiu.edu/cas/sociology/faculty/tang.php
Email: S-Tang@wiu.edu
Craig Tollini, Associate Professor of Sociology
Areas of Specialization:Quantitative methods, Sociology of knowledge, Sexual Orientation
Office: Morgan Hall 417A
Phone: (309) 298-1265
Departmental Webpage: wiu.edu/cas/sociology/faculty/tollini.php
Email: CD-Tollini@wiu.edu
Oswald S. Warner, Associate Professor of Sociology
Areas of Specialization: Globalization, Race and Ethnicity
Office: Morgan Hall 403
Phone: (309) 298-1171
Departmental Webpage: wiu.edu/cas/sociology/faculty/warner.php
Email: OS-Warner@wiu.edu
Bridget Welch, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Areas of Specialization: Emotions; Identity; Latino/a Sociology; Networks; Race, Class & Gender; Research Methods; Social Psychology
Office: Morgan Hall 403
Phone: (309) 298-2418
Departmental Webpage: wiu.edu/cas/sociology/faculty/welch.php
Email: BK-Welch@wiu.edu
Tammy Werner, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Areas of Specialization: Gender, Social Stratification
Office: Quad Cities 211
Phone: (309) 762-9481 or (209) 298-1056
Departmental Webpage: wiu.edu/cas/sociology/faculty/werner.php
Email: TL-Werner@wiu.edu
Beate Wilson, Instructor of Sociology
Office: Morgan Hall 488
Phone: (309) 298-2768
Departmental Webpage: wiu.edu/cas/sociology/faculty/wilson.php
Email: BI-Wilson1@wiu.edu
John F. Wozniak, Professor of Sociology and Department Chair
Areas of Specialization: Criminology/Delinquency; Corporate Crime; Corrections; Social Psychology; Work/Organizations
Office: Morgan Hall 404
Phone: (309) 298-1056
Departmental Webpage: wiu.edu/cas/sociology/faculty/wozniak.php
Email: JF-Wozniak@wiu.edu