Sociology Faculty

Name &Title

Credentials

Focus

At NAU

Sara Aleman, Ph.D., Professor

 

(B.S., Corpus Christi State University; M.S.W., Arizona State University; Ph.D., Brandeis University 1993)

Gerontology, social welfare policy, case management, Latino elders

 

NAU 1997  

 

Mark A. Beeman, Ph.D., Professor

 

(B.S., M.A., Central Michigan University; Ph.D., University of Illinois 1985)

Race and ethnic relations, international development, social change

 

NAU 1989  

 

Douglas Degher, Ph.D., Professor

 

(B.A., San Jose State College; M.A., Southern Oregon College; Ph.D., Washington State University 1974)

Criminology, deviance, social theory, sociology of sports

 

NAU 1973  

 

Richard R. Fernandez, Ph.D., Professor

 

 

Richard.Fernandez@nau.edu

 

(B.A., M.A., California State University-Fullerton; Ph.D., Washington State University 1976)

Communities, organizations, research methods, statistics, sociological theory

 

NAU 1978  

 

Kathleen Ferraro, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., Case Western Reserve University; M.A., Ph.D., Arizona State University 1981)

Gender, violence, social problems, social change, poverty and homelessness, feminist theory

 

NAU 2003

 

Karla B. Hackstaff, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(B.A., University of Colorado; M.A., Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley 1994)

 

Sociology of the family, gender, social psychology, qualitative research methods

 

NAU 1994  

 

Mark Hudson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

(B.A., University of Manitoba; M.S., York University; Ph.D., University of Oregon 2007)

Globalization, Environmental Sociology, Social Movements, and Political Sociology

NAU 2008

Warren Lucas, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., M.A., Illinois State University; Ph.D., Utah State University 1972)

Criminology, research methods, program evaluation

 

NAU 1973  

 

Yvonne M. Luna, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

(B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Arizona State University 2004)

Race, class and gender, Mexican-American history, domestic violence, stratification

NAU 2004

 

Kooros M. Mahmoudi, Ph.D., Professor, Department Chair

 

(B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Utah State University 1973)

 

Demography, urban, social organization, sociological theory, population and environment

NAU 1981  

 

David McKell, M.S.W., Associate Professor

 

(B.S., M.S.W., University of Oregon 1963)

 

Social work, corrections, social service systems, criminal justice system, sociology of religion

NAU 1974  

 

Janine Minkler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator

 

Janine.Minkler@nau.edu

(B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Ph.D., Boston College 2000)

Environment and society, human ecology, cultural sociology

NAU 1998

Karen Pugliesi, Ph.D., Professor, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies

(B.S., Utah State University; M.A., Ph.D., Washington State University 1984)

Mental health and illness, quantitative analysis, research methods, gender, emotion

 

NAU 1989  

 

Richard E. Skeen, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado 1980)

Social psychology, sexuality, film, qualitative methodology

NAU 1981  

 

Angela A.A. Willeto, Ph.D., Associate Professor

 

(B.S., Brigham Young University; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina 1996)

Sociology of family, stratification, American Indians, life course

 

 NAU 1995  

 

Faculty Emeriti

Arnold S. Brown, Ph.D., Professor

 

(B.A., Sioux Falls College; B.D., Berkeley Baptist Divinity School; M.S., Montana State University; Ph.D., University of Montana 1973)

Social gerontology, social psychology

 

NAU 1976 (retired 1992)  

 

Gerald B. Hughes, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona 1979)

Research methods, social change, program planning and evaluation

NAU 1973 (retired 2008)

Michael Kanan, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa 1976)

Population, minorities, fertility research, social stratification

 

NAU 1967 (retired 2004)

Florence M. Karlstrom, Ph.D., Professor

 

(B.S., University of Alberta, Canada; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Arizona State University 1976)

Child development, women's studies and family, education, social policy

 

NAU 1965-73, 1975 (retired 1992)  

 

Edward H. Rybnicek, Ph.D., Professor

 

(B.A., Denison University; B.D., Colgate Rochester Divinity School; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota 1962)

Historical and constructive theory, social organization, sociology of religion, urban sociology, political sociology

 

NAU 1966-68, 1972 (retired 1991)

 

Harold Widdison, Ph.D., Professor

(B.S., M.S., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University 1970)

Research methods, medical sociology, death and dying, complex organization, deviance

 

NAU 1972 (retired 2003)