Meet the Sociology Faculty

sociology faculty

Nancy Gonzalez

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma at Norman, 2016; M.S., California State University at Long Beach, 2011; B.A., University of La Verne, California, 2005. Dr. Gonzalez teaches in the areas of criminology, criminal justice, correctional systems, deviance and control and juvenile delinquency.

Stephanie Hilwig

Professor of Sociology, Ph. D., University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 2003; M.A., Cal State at Fullerton, 1998; B.A., Adams State College, 1994. Dr. Hilwig teaches in the areas of social statistics, criminology, environmental sociology, and social theory.

Michael Martin

Professor of Sociology and Social Welfare, Ph.D., Washington State University, 1979; MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 1985; M.A., Louisiana State University, 1975; B.S., Texas A&M University, 1973. Dr. Martin teaches in the areas of social problems and social welfare.

Benjamin Waddell

Associate Professor of Sociology, Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2013; M.A, University of New Mexico, 2009; B.A., University of Colorado, 2005. Mr. Waddell teaches in the areas of racial and ethnic relations, education, social psychology, and social inequality.

Grace Young - Department Chair

Professor of Sociology, Ph.D., McGill University, 1996; M.A., University of Chicago, 1985; B.A., Kalamazoo College, 1978. Dr. Young teaches in the areas of research methods, rural sociology, marriage and the family, and gender.