Resources for:

    Faculty Research Interests

    Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology

    Department Resources

    Contact Information

    Pete Killoran
    Lecturer, Master Adviser
    Phone: (262) 472-1422
    Location: Laurentide 2134

    Leda Nath
    Department Chair and Professor
    Phone: (262) 472-1125
    Location: Laurentide 2110

    Amanda Zierath
    Academic Department Associate
    Phone: (262) 472-1133
    Location: Laurentide 2112

    Faculty Research Interests

    Larry Neuman, Ph.D., Department Chair, 2010-Present, Professor
    Email: | Office Phone: (262) 472-1093 | Office Location: Laurentide 2110

    Research Interests
    National identity and fear of the OTHER, racial/ethnic categorization policies, immigration, Japanese social policies and national identity, anime fan subculture

    Classes Taught
    Urban Sociology, Research Methods, Political Sociology, Social stratification and Inequality, Soc of Pacific Asian, Race and Ethnicity in a Comparative Perspective, Asian Americans, International Studies...

    Leda Nath, Ph.D., Associate Professor
    Email: | Office Phone: (262) 472-1125 | Office Location: Laurentide 2106

    Research Interests
    Social Psychology, Family and Work, Research on Teaching

    Classes Taught
    Soc 476-Research Methods, Soc 355-Social Psychology, Soc 342-Work & Family, Soc 380-Organization & Society, Soc250-Social Problems, Gened130-Individual & Society

    Michael Oldani, Ph.D., Associate Professor
    Email: | Office Phone: (262) 472-1728 | Office Location: Laurentide 2132

    Research Interests
    Pharmaceuticals, Psychiatry, Parenthood, Aboriginal Canadians, Mental Illness

    Classes Taught
    AN302-Culture, Medicine & Health, AN312-Pharmaceuticals, Culture & Society, AN218-Cultural Anthropology, AN420-Anthro Theory, Gened 130-Individual & Society

    Margarita Alario, Ph.D., Associate Professor
    Email: | Office Phone: (262) 472-5262 | Office Location: Laurentide 2130

    Research Interests
    Social Theories, Environmental Policy, High Technological Issues

    Classes Taught
    Soc321-Natural Disasters, Soc 319-Intro to Environmental Sociology, Soc 385-Soc of Globalization

    Marvin Free, Ph.D., Professor- Coordinator of Criminal Justice
    Email: | Office Phone: (262) 472-5260 | Office Location: Laurentide 2124

    Research Interests
    Criminal Justice, Racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

    Classes Taught
    Intro to Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency, Minorities in the Criminal Justice System, Police and Courts

    Ron Berger, Ph.D., Professor
    Email: | Office Phone: (262) 472-1407 | Office Location: Laurentide 2104

    Research Interests
    Disability Studies, Holocaust & Genocide Studies, White-Collar Crime

    Classes Taught
    Soc 276-Intro to Criminology, Soc 315-Soc of Disability, Soc 372-White Collar Crime, Soc 388-The Holocaust

    Paul Gregory, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Internship Coordinator
    Email: | Office Phone: (262) 472-1984 | Office Location: Laurentide 2122

    Research Interests
    Problem Solving Courts, Juvenile Delinquency and Community, Corrections

    Classes Taught
    Soc 365-Soc of Law, Soc250-Social Problems, Soc 378-Punishment/Corrections, CJ327 Community Corrections & Treatment

    Jennifer Flad, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
    Email: | Office Phone: (262) 472-1098 | Office Location: Laurentide 2116

    Research Interests
    Health & Illness, Gender & Sexuality, Sustainability, Disability Studies, Food and Food Politics.

    Classes Taught
    Soc 473-Social Theory, Soc 345-Soc of Gender, Soc 310-Health and Illness, Soc 240-Principles of Sociology

    Peter Killorian, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Forensic Science
    Email: | Office Phone: (262) 472-1422 | Office Location: Laurentide 2134

    Research Interests
    Social Theory, Bioarcheology, Health and Class, Environment

    Classes Taught
    Gened 130-Individual & Society, ANT225-Human Evolution, ANT325/Crim 325-Forensic Documentation, ANT425-Adv. Forensic Documentation

    Akiko Yoshida, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
    Email: | Office Phone: (262) 472-5774 | Office Location: Laurentide 2120

    Research Interests
    Singlehood, Marriage, Father involvement, Masculinity, Gender roles, Gender & work, childhood, Japan, East Asia

    Classes Taught
    Soc 252-Intro to Family Studies, Soc 362-Population Studies, Soc 476-Research Methods, Contemporary Japanese Society

    Gregory Jeffers, Assistant Professor

    Email: | Office Phone: (262) 472-1253 | Office Location: Laurentide 2118

    Research Interests
    Policing, Race and Ethnicity, Ethnography

    Classes Taught
    Police and Courts, Punishment and Corrections

    Holly Denning, Lecturer
    Email: | Office Phone: (262) 472-5777 | Office Location: Laurentide 2123

    Research Interests
    Peace and Justice studies, Restorative Justice models for social and environmental disasters

    Classes Taught
    Gened 130-Individual & Society, Soc 265-Race and Ethnicity, Soc 345-Sociology of Gender, African American Community, American Indian Studies

    Scott Neubauer, Lecturer
    Email: | Office Phone: (262) 472-5253 | Office Location: Laurentide 4226

    Research Interests
    Law enforcement, child abuse investigations, victim's advocacy

    Classes Taught
    CJ321 Criminal Investigation, CJ322-Criminal Investigation of Child Abuse.

    Charles Ogg, Ph.D., Lecturer
    Email: | Office Phone: (262) 472-5777

    Research Interests
    Music, Science Fiction

    Classes Taught
    Gened130-Individual & Society, Soc252-Intro to Family Studies

    Robert Greene, Lecturer
    Email: | Office Phone: (262) 472-1074 | Office Location: Laurentide 1074

    Research Interests
    Masculinity, Homelessness and Homeless Youth, Social Inequality, Poverty, Soc of Education and Learning.

    Classes Taught
    Soc 276-Intro to Criminology, Gened 130-Individual & Society

    Brian Bentel, Lecturer
    Email: | Office Phone: (262) 472-1368 | Office Location: Laurentide 2125

    Research Interests
    Human social psychology in Postmodern Society, Religion, Identity, Politics, Morality, Individualism, Social Theory

    Classes Taught
    Soc 240-Principles of Sociology, Soc 250-Social Problems, Gened130-Individual & Society, Soc 355-Social Psychology.

    Wayne Youngquist, Lecturer
    Email: | Office Phone: (262) 472-1665 | Office Location: Laurentide 2127

    Research Interests
    Media, Crime, Social movements, Social Theory.

    Classes Taught
    Political Sociology, Gened 130-Individual & Society, Social Theory, Soc 371-Soc of Homocide, Soc of News and Mass Media, Soc 373-Soc of Terrorism


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    Rebecca Reichert
    Phone: (262) 472-1621

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