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University Hall

Room: 2520
Phone: 419.530.2791
Fax: 419.530.8406

Sociology and Anthropology Faculty

Sociology Faculty

Patricia CasePatricia Case

Ph.D., Wayne State University
Department Chair, Associate Professor of Sociology

Areas of Interest: Social Psychology, Medical Sociology, Sociology of Deviance

Additional Information
Phone: 419.530.4665


Barbara Coventry

Barbara CoventryPh.D., University of Illinois 

Associate Professor of Sociology

Areas of Interest: Sociology of Work; Race, Class and Gender; Social Statistics; Sociology of Sport

Additional Information 

Phone: 419.530.4299


Pat Damschroder Pat Damschroder

Secretary I
Sociology & Anthropology

Phone: 419.530.2791

Dwight Haasehasse

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Associate Professor of Sociology

Areas of Interest: Globalization, Economic Sociology, Quantitative Methods, Sociology Graduate Advisor

Additional Information:
Phone: 419.530.5574

 Monita MungoMonita Mungo

Ph.D., Wayne State University 

Areas of Interest: Education, Teaching and Learning, Racial Inequality, Labor

Office: UH 2600E
Phone: 419.530.4075

 Karie PeraltaKarie Peralta

Ph.D., University of Miami
Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest: Race and Ethnic Relations, Sociology of Education, Social Research Methods, Community Development in the Dominican Republic

Phone: 419.530.4659

Mark SherryMark Sherry

Ph.D., University of Queensland
Professor of Sociology

Areas of Interest: Identity, Power, Theory, Race, Class, Sexuality, Gender

Additional Information
Office: UH 2600E
Phone: 419.530.4076


Jerry Van Hoy

Jerry VanHoy

Ph.D., Northwestern University
Associate Professor of Sociology; Co-Director, Program in Law & Social Thought; Director, Master of Liberal Studies Program

Areas of Interest: Sociology of Law, Crime, Deviance, Social Theory, Qualitative Methods

Master of Liberal Studies ProgramE-mail: 

Office: UH 2640F
Phone: 419.530.2807

UT Law & Social Thought


Barbara Chesney - Barb ChesneyEmeritus

Ph. D., University of Michigan
Associate Professor of Sociology

Areas of Interest: Medical Sociology, Social Psychology, Health, Deviance

Additional Information

Phone: 419.530.4075

Elias Nigem - E. NigemEmeritus

Ph. D., Utah State University
Associate Professor of Sociology, Associate Director of Middle East Studies Institute

Areas of Interest: Demography, Human Ecology, Quantitative Methods, Middle East Population

Phone: 419.530.4662
Fax: 419.530.8406

Anthropology Faculty

Shana ArpsShana Arps

Ph. D., The Ohio State University
Lecturer, Anthropology Advisor

Areas of Interest: Cultural Anthropology, Biocultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Human Ecology and Adaptability.


Office: UH 2680D
Phone: 419.530.4667

Melissa BaltusMelissa Baltus

Ph. D., University of Illinois
Assistant Professor, Archeologist


Office: 2680G
Phone: 419.530.4953

Willie L. McKether

Ph.D., Wayne State University
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Areas of Interest: Urbanization, Business and Organizational Culture, Qualitative Methodology, African-American Migration, Globally Dispersed Work Teams, Labor-Management Relations

Additional Information
Phone: 419.530.4394

Seamus Metress Dr Seamus Metress

Ph.D., Indiana University
Professor of Anthropology

Areas of Interest: Race and Ethnicity, Medical Anthropology, Conflict in Northern Ireland

Additional Information
Phone: 419.530.4652
Office: UH 2580


Angela Siner

M.A., History, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Ph.D. Candidate, University of Toledo
Instructor of Anthropology, Sociology and Anthropology Undergraduate Advisor

Areas of Interest: African American Culture, Women's Studies

Phone: 419.530.4660


Thomas ZychThomas Zych

M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 
Lecturer, Archeologist

Areas of Interest: Prehistoric Archaeology of the Great Lakes/Midwest, Culture Contact, Agency and Power, Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Analysis, Computer-aided Cartography, Ceramic Analysis, Cultural Resource Management.  

Office: UH 2680C
Phone: 419.530.4395                                                                                           




Last Updated: 11/20/15