Sociology Department Administrative Assistant
Beatty Hall 238A
Dr. Michelle I. Gawerc
Beatty Hall 246
Research Interests and Activities: Dr. Gawerc’s research interests lie at the intersections of social movements and peace and conflict studies. Her research focuses on Israel/Palestine, although her teaching interests extend more generally to societies in or emerging from protracted conflict. Michelle's current research centers around two Palestinian-led coalitions involving both Israelis and internationals in the occupied West Bank.
Courses Frequently Taught: SC 100 - Introduction to Sociology; SC 203 - Globalization and Society; SC 339 - Social Conflict; SC 376 - Israel-Palestine: Conflict Narratives, Media Framing, and Peace-Building; SC 377 - Social Movements and Social Protest; SC 441 - Seminar: Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation in Divided Societies.
See Michelle Gawerc's bio and publications.
Dr. Joshua Hendrick
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Beatty Hall 256
Research Interests and Activities: Dr. Hendrick’s teaching and research interests overlap in the fields of political sociology, social movements, the sociology of religion, human rights, and development studies with a primary regional focus in Turkey, and a secondary focus in the broader Middle East.
Courses Frequently Taught: SC 202 - Social Power and Social Change; SC 355 - Sociological Theory; SC 373 - Sociology of Human Rights; SC 374 - Sociology of Development; SC 378 - Islam and Politics; SC 384 - Qualitative Sociological Inquiry. Dr. Hendrick teaches in Honors Program.
See Joshua Hendrick's bio.
Dr. Amanda Konradi
Beatty Hall 250
410-617-5401 (e-mail is preferred)
Research Interests and Activities: Dr. Konradi's current research focuses on rare disease patients' negotiation of cranio-facial differences. She has also investigated the prosecution of sexual assault and gendering of the criminal justice process, and campus based adjudication of sexual assault.
Courses Frequently Taught: SC 201 - Self and Society; SC 210 - Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies; SC 331 - Deviance and Social Control; SC 342 - Social Research Methods; SC 384 - Qualitative Sociological Inquiry; SC 430 - Seminar: Gender and Justice; SC 498 - Forensic Studies Experience. Dr. Konradi participates in Messina.
See Amanda Konradi's bio and C.V.
Dr. Nicole Shoenberger
Beatty Hall 242
Research Interests and Activities: Dr. Shoenberger’s main teaching and research interests include criminal justice, deviance, criminology, delinquency, criminal forensics, and research methods. Within these concentrations she has focused on positive deviance, criminological theory, and disproportionate minority contact in the criminal justice system
Courses Frequently Taught: SC 233 - Juvenile Delinquency; SC 260 - Introduction to Criminal Justice; SC 331 - Deviance and Social Control; SC 332 - Crime and Criminals; SC 342 - Social Research Methods; SC 371 - Sociological Analysis of Serial and Mass Murder.
See Nicole Shoenberger's bio.
Dr. H. Lovell Smith
Beatty Hall 248
Courses Frequently Taught: SC 100 - Introduction to Sociology; SC 205 - Education in U.S. Society; SC 221 - Sociology of Race, Class, and Gender; SC 361 - Social Inequality; SC 365 - Neighborhood and Community in Urban America; SC 383 - Survey Design and Analysis; SC 420 - Seminar: Race, Class, and Social Construction of Opportunity.
See Lovell Smith's bio.
Dr. Christopher Turner
Beatty Hall 244
Courses Frequently Taught: SC 100 - Introduction to Sociology; SC 204 - The Family; SC 361 - Social Inequality; SC 364 - Sociology of Health, Illness, and Medicine.
See Christopher Turner's bio.
Dr. Michael G. Burton
Professor Emeritus, Retired 2011
Dr. Jai P. Ryu
Professor Emeritus, Retired 2012
M. Antonia Keane, MA
Associate Professor Emerita, Retired 2015
Dr. Mark Peyrot
Professor, Retired 2018
See Mark Peyrot's C.V.
Dr. Barbara Vann
Professor Emerita, Retired 2020
See Barbara Vann's bio.