Faculty

University of Louisville, Department of Sociology, Faculty

 D. Mark Austin, PhD

Professor

Areas of research/expertise:  community sociology, urban sociology, fear of crime, edge work 


James K. Beggan, PhD

Professor

Areas of research/expertise:  gender and sexuality


Best PhotoLatrica E. Best, PhD

Associate Professor

Areas of research/expertise:  aging and the life course, health, race/ethnicity

Site: Latrica Best  |    |  (502) 852-8026  |  108 Lutz Hall  |  CV


 W. Carson Byrd, PhD

Associate Professor

Areas of research/expertise: educational inequality, inter- and intraracial relations and ideology, race and racism, and race, science, and knowledge production

Site: Carson Byrd  | (502) 852-8043  | 119 Lutz Hall  |  CV


Carini PhotoRobert M. Carini, PhD

Associate Professor

Areas of research/expertise:  leisure, sport, family, education

Site: Robert Carini  |    |  (502) 852-8030  |  129 Lutz Hall  |  CV


Christopher PhotoKaren Christopher, PhD

Associate Professor

Areas of research/expertise:  gender/family/work; motherhood; race/class/gender

Site: Karen Christopher  |    |  (502) 852-8022  |  110 Lutz | CV


Gagne' PhotoPatricia Gagné, PhD

Professor

Areas of research/expertise:  gender, social theory

Site: Patricia Gagne  |    |  (502) 852-8014  |  112 Lutz Hall  |  CV


 Cynthia Ganote, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor

Site: Cynthia Ganote  |    |  (502) 852-2089  |  107 Lutz Hall  |  CV

 


 Melanie J. Gast, PhD

Assistant Professor

Areas of research/expertise:  sociology of education, race/ethnicity, urban education, community programs

Site: Melanie Gast  |    |  (502) 852-8042  |  105 Lutz Hall  |  CV


 Lauren Heberle, PhD

Associate Professor

Areas of research/expertise:  urban sociology, environmental sociology

Site: Lauren Heberle  |    |  (502) 852-4749  |  108 Lutz Hall  |  CV


   Kimberly Kempf-Leonard, PhD

     Professor & Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

     Site: Kimberly Kempf-Leonard | Dr. Kempf-Leonard serves as the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences  


  Michal Kofman, PhD

 Visiting Assistant Professor

 Areas of research/expertise: the relationship between law, society and identity in contemporary Cuba

 Site: Michal Kofman   |    |  (502) 852-3869  |  106 Lutz Hall  |  CV


Marshall PhotoGul Marshall, PhD

Associate Professor

Areas of research/expertise:  gender, politics, social movements, social policy, and the media

Site: Gul Marshall  |    |  (502) 852-8027  |  126 Lutz Hall  |  CV


 Cynthia Negrey, PhD

Professor

Areas of research/expertise:  political economy, gender

Site:  Cynthia Negrey  |    |  (502) 852-8023  |  111 Lutz Hall  |  Selected Publications


Potter PhotoDeborah Potter, PhD

Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies

Areas of research/expertise:  medical sociology, mental health, social policy, qualitative methods

Site:  Deborah Potter  |    |  (502) 852-7983  |  104 Lutz Hall  |  CV


Rieger PhotoJon H. Rieger, PhD

Professor

Areas of research/expertise:  visual sociology, rural sociology

Site:  Jon Rieger  |  l  |  (502) 852-8029  |  127 Lutz Hall  |  CV


Roelfs PhotoDavid Roelfs, PhD

Associate Professor

Areas of research/expertise:  statistics, organizations, economic sociology, social epidemiology

Site:  David Roelfs  |    |  (502) 852-8038  |  130 Lutz Hall  |  CV


 Oliver Rollins, PhD

Assistant Professor

Areas of research/expertise: 

Site: Oliver Rollins |  (502) 852-8015  |  117 Lutz Hall  |  CV


 Ryan D. Schroeder, PhD

Professor & Department Chair

Areas of research/expertise: criminology, victimization

Site:  Ryan Schroeder  |    |  (502) 852-8010  |  125 Lutz Hall  |  CV


 Hiromi Taniguchi, PhD

Associate Professor

Areas of research/expertise:  sociology of work and family, voluntary sector research

Site:  Hiromi Taniguchi   |  (502) 852-8005  |  109 Lutz Hall  |  CV


Wayne M. Usui, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Usui is professor emeritus of sociology.  He received his doctorate from the University of California, Riverside in 1977 and retired from UofL in 2012.  During his 35 years in the Sociology Department he taught research methods, statistics, aging, and urban.  He chaired the department in 1991-92 and 1999-2004.