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Faculty & Staff

Renée Byrd, Ph.D.

 Dr. Renee Byrd

Assistant Professor of Sociology
707.826.4563
rb1409@humboldt.edu
Office: BSS 530

Education

Ph.D. University of Washington - Seattle, 2013

Research Areas

Mass Imprisonment, Prisoner Re-Entry, Neoliberal Political Rationalities, Race, Class, & Gender



Sing Chew, Ph.D.

Dr. 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.

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;and Gender Theory

Josh Meisel, Ph.D.

Dr. Josh Meisel Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Coordinator, Criminology & Justice Studies
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.

Dr. Mary Virnoche

Professor of Sociology
Professor, Department Chair
707.826.4569
mv23@humboldt.edu
Office: BSS 520C
Research & Teaching

Education

Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder, 1999

Research Areas

Technology and Society; Gender, Qualitative Methods; and Applied Sociology/Evaluation Research

Betsy Watson, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology
707.826.5421
ew1@humboldt.edu
Office: BSS 502B

Education

Ph.D. Rutgers University, 1986

Research Areas

Theory; Environmental Sociology; and Conflict Resolution

Meredith Williams, Ph.D.

Dr. Meredith Williams

Associate Professor of Sociology
707.826.4326
mw1167@humboldt.edu
Office: BSS 536

Education

Ph.D. Washington State University, 2013
M.A. Washington State University, 2009

Research Areas

Feminist Criminology; Sociology of Gender; Inequality (Gender/Sexuality) and Crime; Social Deviance; and Teaching Sociology



Adjunct Faculty & Lecturers

Karen August, M.A.

Karen August

Lecturer | Department of Sociology
707.826.5421
kda14@humboldt.edu
Office: BSS 502B

Education

M.A. Humboldt State University

Research Areas

Marijuana ; Prison industrial Complex; and Statistics



Lora Bristow, M.A.

Lora Bristow

Lecturer | Department of Sociology
707.826.5286
ljb94@humboldt.edu
Office: BSS 520A

Education

M.A. Humboldt State University

Research Areas

Popular culture ; Gendered labor; Race; Education; and Self-Determination



Lori Cortez-Regan

 Lori Cortez-Regan

Associate | Department of Sociology
lac38@humboldt.edu

Education

M.A. Humboldt State University

Research Areas

Gender; Race and Ethnic Relations; Social Inequality



Christina Martinek, Ph.D.

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

Education

Ph.D. Fielding Graduate University

Research Areas

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

Anthony Silvaggio, Ph.D.

Lecturer | Department of Sociology
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




Emeritus and Retired Faculty

Lee H. Bowker, Ph.D.

Dr. Lee Bowker

Professor Emeritus

Education

Ph.D. Washington State, 1972

Research Areas

Criminolgy & Delinquency; Penology & Corrections; and Undergraduate Education & Teaching



Kathryn Corbett

Bill Devall (deceased)


Jerry Krause, Ph.D.

Dr. Jerry Krause

Professor Emeritus
jdk1@humboldt.edu

Education

Ph.D.Louisiana State, 1975

Research Areas

Social Psychology; Community; and Sociological Practice





Judith Little, Ph.D.

Dr.Judith Little

Professor Emeritus

jkl1@humboldt.edu

Education

Ph.D. University of Washington, 1985

Research Areas

Quantitative Methodology; Social Psychology ; and Criminology/Delinquency

Samuel P. Oliner, Ph.D.

 North Coast Journal cover with Samuel Oliner on front

Professor Emeritus
Director, The Altruistic Personality and Prosocial Behavior Institute
707.826.4553
spo1@humboldt.edu
Office: FH 166A
Curriculae Vita

Education

Ph.D. University of California Berkeley, 1972

Reseach Areas

Altruism; and Race/Ethnic/Minority Relations



Dolores Poelzer

Steve Stamnes


 

Staff

Alicia Persson
Administrative Support Coordinator
707.826.3139
amc17@humboldt.edu
BSS 506B

Jyll Jackson
Administrative Support Assistant
Sociology Graduate Program
707.826.4124
jlj7002@humboldt.edu
BSS 506C