Welcome to Sociology and Ethnic Studies!

Sociology focuses on the role of social organization in human interactions, societal structure and the dynamics of social life using both applied and conceptual methods. Ethnic Studies offers a critical and interdisciplinary approach to the study of various ethnic groups within our nation highlighting the history, literature, and perspectives of various ethnic groups. All of our degrees and majors aim to create a more just society by preparing our students to engage as adept critical thinkers and global citizens.

Social & Behavioral Sciences CAP



Ethnic Studies

  • African American Studies
  • Chicano Studies


Department Chair

Keidra Morris
Department Chair
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Ethnic Studies Faculty Contact Information
Jose Arrieta, M.A.
Assistant Professor of Chicano Studies
Pete Lopez, M.A.
Professor of Chicano Studies
Keidra Morris, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Professor of African American Studies


Sociology Faculty Contact Information

Ian Breckenridge-Jackson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Anne Marie Hassan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology
Sally Raskoff, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
Laura Scott, M. A.
Professor of Sociology
Darby Southgate, Ph. D.
Professor of Sociology


Brandon Hildreth
Academic Dean (Adult Education, Workforce Development, and Dual Enrollment)