Meet Our Faculty
We are pleased to welcome our newest faculty members, Zophia Edwards (Ph.D. Boston University) and Brandon Martinez (Ph.D. Baylor University). Dr. Edwards teaches introductory sociology, race and ethnic relations, and introduction to Black Studies. She specializes in development, postcolonial sociology, comparative historical sociology, and labor and labor movements. Dr. Martinez teaches introductory sociology and research methods. His areas of specialization are race, religion, and health.
Like any sociology department, ours introduces undergraduates to the fundamental concepts of the discipline (the sociohistorical construction of identity and inequality, research methods, and theory) in addition to an array of topical courses that apply to contemporary issues such as race, gender, immigration, crime, globalization, homelessness, education, and the family. What we offer over many research-oriented universities and colleges is a combination of faculty trained in some of the top doctoral programs in the country and a deep commitment on the part of our faculty to undergraduate education and social change. We are scholars, but we are also teachers and active citizens of the wider communities we inhabit.