Sociology & Anthropology

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
Sharon Hunter, Undergraduate Advisor (309) 298-1232

Emeritus Faculty

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Department of Sociology and Anthropology Faculty and Staff

Tawnya J. Adkins Covert
Professor of Sociology

Areas of Specialization: Political Sociology, Media Sociology, Stratification, Methods
Office: Morgan Hall 417B
Phone: (309) 298-1372
Email: TJ-AdkinsCovert@wiu.edu

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Andrea Alveshere
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Areas of Specialization: Biological (Physical Anthropology), Ancient/Forensic DNA, Forensic Anthropology, Archaeology
Office: Currens Hall 508
Phone: (309) 298-1199
Email: a-alveshere@wiu.edu

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Alyssa Anderson
Instructor of Sociology

Office:Morgan Hall 404
Phone:(309) 298-1056
Email: aj-anderson3@wiu.edu

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Patricia K. Anderson
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Areas of Specialization: Anthrozoology, Archaeology, Ancient Maya Civilization
Office: Morgan Hall 404
Phone: (309) 298-1108
Email: PK-Anderson@wiu.edu

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Pedro E. Bidegaray
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Areas of Specialization:
Office: Horrabin Hall 8
Phone: (309) 298-2405
Email: P-Bidegaray@wiu.edu

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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
Email: D-Bideshi@wiu.edu

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Gordon Chang
Associate Professor of Sociology

Areas of Specialization: Theory, Qualitative Methods, Discourse Processes, Education, Politics, Inequality
Office: Morgan Hall 415A
Phone: (309) 298-1056
Email: GC-Chang@wiu.edu

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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
Email: C-Davis@wiu.edu

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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
Email: LE-Wallace2@wiu.edu

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Robert Hironimus-Wendt
Professor of Sociology

Areas of Specialization: Social Inequality and Work and Formal Organizations
Office: Morgan Hall 421
Phone: (309) 298-1457
Email: RJ-Hironimus-Wendt@wiu.edu

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Elgin Mannion
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
Email: E-Mannion@wiu.edu

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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
Email: PJ-Mcginty@wiu.edu

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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
Email: H-Mcilvaine-newsad@wiu.edu

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Shengming Tang
Professor of Sociology

Areas of Specialization: Quantitative Methodology; Race/Ethnic/Minority Relations; Family
Office: Morgan Hall 410
Phone: (309) 298-1613
Email: S-Tang@wiu.edu

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Craig Tollini
Professor of Sociology

Areas of Specialization:Quantitative methods, Sociology of knowledge, Sexual Orientation
Office: Morgan Hall 417A
Phone: (309) 298-1265
Email: CD-Tollini@wiu.edu

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Oswald S. Warner
Professor of Sociology

Areas of Specialization: Globalization, Race and Ethnicity
Office: Morgan Hall 403
Phone: (309) 298-1171
Email: OS-Warner@wiu.edu

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Tammy Werner
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Areas of Specialization: Gender, Social Stratification
Office: Quad Cities 211
Phone: (309) 762-9481 or (209) 298-1056
Email: TL-Werner@wiu.edu

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Beaté Wilson
Instructor of Sociology

Office: Morgan Hall 488
Phone: (309) 298-2768
Email: BI-Wilson1@wiu.edu

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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
Email: JF-Wozniak@wiu.edu

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