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Sociology Faculty

Lisa A. Barnett
Associate Professor of Sociology, Chair
B.S.J., Northwestern University
M.A., Ph.D., Washington State University

Dr. Barnett's primary interest is in the role that culture plays in establishing and perpetuating social inequality, and she has published work in this area. Her other areas of interest include deviance/social control, popular culture, stratification, social psychology, and the functions of education in society. She teaches the department's courses in research methods, deviant behavior, and small groups.

Emily Bowman
Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., Hanover College
M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University

Julie Fairbanks
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
B.S., Georgetown University
M.A., Harvard University
Ph.D., Indiana University

Katie Rodgers
Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., Coe College
M.A., Rutgers University

Allen Fisher
Stead Family Professor of Sociology, Emeritus
B.A., Spring Arbor College
M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University

Dr. Fisher's special teaching interests are the sociology of the family, the sociology of religion, gerontology (the study of the elderly), and poverty in the United States. His most recent published research is on adoption.