Department of Sociology
  • Location Office Hours
  • Department Office
    • Monday to Friday
      8:00am to 5:00pm
    Faculty and Instructors Mailing Address
    • BSS 518
      1 Harpst Street
      Arcata, CA 95521
    More Information
  • Department of Sociology
    • 707.826.3139
      amc17@humboldt.edu
    MA in Public Sociology
    • 707.826.4326
      publicsoc@humboldt.edu
    Fax Number
    • 707.826.4418
 

Sociology Faculty

Renée Byrd, Ph.D.

renee byrd Assistant Professor of Sociology
Coordinator: Criminology and Justice Studies program
707.826.4563
rb1409@humboldt.edu
Office: BSS 530

Education
Ph.D. University of Washington, 2013
Research Areas
Mass Imprisonment, Prisoner Re-Entry, Neoliberal Political Rationalities, Race, Class and Gender

Sing Chew, Ph.D.

sing chew Professor of Sociology
707.826.4554
scc1@humboldt.edu
Office: BSS 528
Dr. Chew's Curriculum Vitae

Education
Ph.D. Carleton University, 1986
Research Areas
Environmental Sociology, Deep Ecology, Historical Sociology and Applied/Evaluation Research

Jennifer Eichstedt, Ph.D. - Department Chair

jennifer eichstedt Professor of Sociology
707.826.4949
jle7001@humboldt.edu
Office: BSS 518C
Dr. Eichstedt's Curriculae Vita

Education
Ph.D. University of California at Santa Cruz, 1995
Research Areas
Sociology of Race/Ethnicity, Critical White Studies, Cultural Studies, Popular Culture, Social Movements, Stratification/Inequality, Gender Theory

Josh Meisel, Ph.D. - Sabbatical 2014-2015

joshua meisel Associate Professor of Sociology
Co-Director: Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research
707.826.4446
jsm38@humboldt.edu
Office: BSS 534
Education
Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder, 2001

Research Areas
Criminology and Juvenile Delinquency, Deviance and social control, Drug policy and Research Methods

Mary Virnoche, Ph.D. - Sabbatical 2014-2015

mary virnoche Professor of Sociology
707.826.4569
mv23@humboldt.edu
Office: BSS 520C
Dr. Virnoche's Research & Teaching

Education

Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder, 1999
Research Areas
Technology and Society, Gender, Qualitative Methods and Applied Sociology/Evaluation Research

Meredith Williams, Ph.D.

meredith williams Assistant Professor of Sociology
Coordinator: Public Sociology MA Program
707.826.4326
mw1167@humboldt.edu
Office: BSS 536

Education
Ph.D. Washington State University, 2013
Research Areas
Feminist Criminology, Sociology of Gender, Inequality (Gender/Sexuality) and Crime, Social Deviance, Research Methods and Teaching Sociology

Adjunct Faculty and Lecturers

Karen August, M.A.

karen august Lecturer
Advisor, Sociology and Criminology Club
707.826.5421
kda14@humboldt.edu
Office: BSS 520C

Education
M.A. Humboldt State University
Research Areas
Marijuana, Prison Industrial Complex and Statistics

Lora Bristow, M.A.

lora bristow Lecturer
707.826.5286
ljb94@humboldt.edu
Office: BSS 518D

Education
M.A. Humboldt State University
Research Areas
Popular Culture, Gendered Labor, Race, Education and Self-Determination

Lori Cortez-Regan, M.A.

lori cortez-regan Lecturer
lac38@humboldt.edu
Office: BSS 532

Education
M.A. Humboldt State University

Research Areas
Gender; Race and Ethnic Relations; Social Inequality

Christina Martinek, Ph.D.

Lecturer
Director: Center for Applied Sociology Analysis and Education (CASAE)
707.826.4445
cam30@humboldt.edu
Office: BSS 538

Education
Ph.D. Fielding Graduate University, 2012

Research Areas

Sociology of Aging/Social Gerontology, Senior Social Services, and Senior/ Community Needs Assessments

Judith Mayer, Ph.D., AICP

judith mayer Lecturer
judith.mayer@humboldt.edu
Office: House 18, Room 102

Education
Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley, 1996

Research Areas
Environmental planning; Community conservation; Political ecology; Local environmental planning and globalization; Environmental social movements in USA and Southeast Asia

Chris O'Kane, Ph.D.

Lecturer
chris.okane@humboldt.edu
Office: BSS 534

Education
Ph.D. University of Sussex, 2013
Research Areas
Modern and Contemporary Social and Political Theory.

Anthony Silvaggio, Ph.D.

Lecturer
707.826.3142
avs1@humboldt.edu
Office: BSS 532

Education
Ph.D. University of Oregon, 2005

Research Areas

Environmental Sociology, Social Movements, Green Criminology, Survey Research Methods, and Law and Social Control

Sheila Steinberg, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Sociology
ss51@humboldt.edu

Education
Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, 1996

Research Areas

Environmental Sociology, Globalization and Community

Jason Whitley, MA

jason whitley Lecturer
707.826.4554
jmw85@humboldt.edu
Office: BSS 532

Education
M.A. Humboldt State University, 2009
Research Areas
Deviance and Social Control; Social Welfare – Hunger Relief; and Agricultural Sustainability

Emeritus and Retired Faculty

Lee H. Bowker, Ph.D.

lee bowker Professor Emeritus (1987-2001)

Education
Ph.D. Washington State University, 1972

Research Areas
Criminolgy & Delinquency, Penology & Corrections and Undergraduate Education and Teaching

Kathryn Corbett

kathryn corbett Professor Emerita (1952-1980)

Education
MA, Humboldt State University
M.S.S.W. University of Missouri

Bill Devall, Ph.D. (deceased)

Bill Devall Professor Emeritus

Education
Ph.D. University of Oregon

Dr. Devall's obituary from Dr. Sing Chew
(pdf)
More about Dr. Devall's work

Dr. Devall's Facebook Page

Jerry Krause, Ph.D.

jerry krause Professor Emeritus (1971-2000)
jdk1@humboldt.edu

Education
Ph.D.Louisiana State, 1975

Research Areas
Social Psychology, Community and Sociological Practice

Judith Little, Ph.D.

judith little Professor Emerita (1980-2008)
jkl1@humboldt.edu

Education
Ph.D. University of Washington, 1985

Research Areas
Quantitative Methods, Social Psych and Crime/Delinquency
Judith Little Problem Solving Competition
(through the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology)

Samuel P. Oliner, Ph.D.

sam oliner Professor Emeritus (1971-1994)
Director: The Altruistic Personality and Prosocial Behavior Institute
707.826.4553
spo1@humboldt.edu
Office: FH 166A
Dr. Oliner's Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Oliner's work with the Institute
Education
Ph.D. University of California Berkeley, 1972

Reseach Areas
Altruism and Race/Ethnic/Minority Relations

Dolores Poelzer, Ph.D.

 

Professor Emerita (1972-1992)

Education
Ph.D. University of Oregon, 1972

Steve Stamnes

steve stamnes Retired Lecturer

Betsy Watson, Ph.D.

Betsy Watson Professor Emerita
ew1@humboldt.edu

Education
Ph.D. Rutgers University, 1986

Research Areas

Theory, Environmental Sociology and Conflict Resolution

Sociology Staff

Alicia Persson

alicia persson Administrative Support Coordinator
Sociology and Criminology and Justice Studies
Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
707.826.3139
amc17@humboldt.edu
Office: BSS 518B