Sociology

Academic Department

People

Faculty Administrative Position

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    Verna Keith, Department Chairperson 2018 -

  • Faculty Position

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    Christopher Biga, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Cindy Cain, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Cullen Clark, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    David Warner, Associate Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Elizabeth Baker, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Irena Stepanikova, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Johnny Scott, Assistant Professor - Visiting (P) 2018 -

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    Joseph Wolfe, Associate Professor (P) 2013 -

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    Magdalena Szaflarski, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Mieke Thomeer McBride, Associate Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Myles Moody, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Nyesha Black, Assistant Professor - Visiting (P) 2016 -

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    Patricia Drentea, Professor (P) 2011 -

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    Stacy Smith, Assistant Professor - Visiting (P) 2018 -

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    Verna Keith, Professor (P) 2018 -

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    William Cockerham, Distinguished Professor Emeritus (P) 2017 -

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Henna Budhwani, Assistant Professor (S) 2019 -

    Dr. Budhwani (pronouns: she/her) is an Assistant Professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health. She conducts studies to address the causes and consequences of health disparities among stigmatized populations that experience adverse health outcomes in resource-constrained settings. Dr. Budhwani's research is informed by sociological constructs, guided by human rights frameworks, and adopts a multidimensional view of how to address public health and clinical c...

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    Kristine Hearld, Assistant Professor (S) 2014 -

    Kristine Ria Hearld, Ph.D., is currently an associate professor in the UAB Department of Health Services Administration. Her educational background includes a B.A. in Anthropology, an M.A. in Demography, and a Ph.D. in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania. Ria also holds a Masters of Philosophy degree from University of Cambridge. Prior to joining UAB, she worked for Medical Advantage Group in East Lansing, Michigan, where she served as a consultant and manager for a 200-member indepe...

  • Non-faculty Academic Position

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    Jeffrey Hall, Credentialed Course Instructor 2015 -

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    Jennifer Cross, Credentialed Course Instructor 2016 -

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    Kalman Andrassy, Credentialed Course Instructor 2017 -

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    Leigh Willis, Credentialed Course Instructor 2015 -

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    Russell Davis, Credentialed Course Instructor 2008 -

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