Faculty and Staff

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Victor Thompson
Associate Professor and Chair, Sociology and Criminology
Fine Arts 281

Dr. Victor Thompson (Ph.D., Stanford University) received his Ph.D. in sociology in 2010 from Stanford University. While at Stanford, he was a fellow at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity from 2005-2007 and taught courses on race and ethnicity, political sociology, and urban sociology. He has written on race, crime and public opinion in addition to racial classification.

Jeffrey Halpern
Associate Professor
Fine Arts 252

Dr. Jeffrey Halpern (Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh) teaches Anthropology and Social Change. He is conducting a long-term study of the effects of industrialization on a rural Irish village.

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Associate Professor, Sociology and Criminology
Fine Arts 278

Dr. Barry Truchil (Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton) teaches Political Sociology, Social Theory and the Introductory Seminar in Sociology. He is author of Capital-Labor Relations in the U.S. Textile Industry, and has also written on economic development and political disputes in local government. A recipient of the Rider Distinguished Teaching Award, he is currently writing a book on how local government works.

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Assistant Professor I
Fine Arts 283
Headshot of Jo Kubik
Assistant Professor I
Fine Arts 248
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Administrative Specialist
Bart Luedeke Center, Second Floor, Suite 237