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Skidmore College
Sociology Department


Chair of the Department of Sociology: John Brueggeman

Professors: Catherine White Berheide, John Brueggemann, Kristie Ford, The Quadracci Chair in Social Responsibility; David Karp, Rik Scarce, Susan Walzer

Associate Professors: Amon Emeka, Xiaoshuo Hou, Andrew Lindner

Assistant Professor: Jennifer Mueller

Lecturer: Ruth Hernandez

Sociology professors embrace a wide range of specializations in their research and teaching. We study, and teach about, race, class, and gender; intergroup relations and restorative justice; global and environmental issues; media, religion, the family, culture, economy, politics, and sport; as well as theory, methods, statistics, and more.

Click on the "Faculty Information" links above to find out more about our teaching and research interests and to view our curriculum vitaes.

Catherine White BerheideCatherine White Berheide

Professor of Sociology

Office:  222 Tisch Learning Center
Telephone: 518-580-5415

John BrueggemannJohn Brueggemann

Department Chair and Professor of Sociology

Office:  229 Tisch Learning Center
Telephone: 518-580-5410

Amon EmekaAmon Emeka

Associate Professor in Sociology

Office:  225 Tisch Learning Center
Telephone: 518-580-5410

Kristie A. FordKristie A. Ford

Professor of Sociology
Quadracci Chair in Social Responsibility

Director of Center for Leadership, Teaching, and Learning (CLTL)
Consultant and Founder of Skidmore's Intergroup Relations (IGR) Program

Office:  230 Tisch Learning Center
Telephone: 518-580-5425

Xiaoshuo HouXiaoshuo Hou

Associate Professor of Sociology and Asian Studies
Frances Young Tang ’61 Chair in Chinese Studies

Office:  Tisch Learning Center 229
Telephone: 518-580-5427

David KarpDavid Karp

Professor of Sociology

Office: Tisch 223 
Telephone: 518-580-5779

Andrew LindnerAndrew M. Lindner

Associate Professor of Sociology

Office: 220 Tisch Learning Center
Telephone: 518-580-5446

Jennifer MuellerJennifer C. Mueller

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Director Intergroup Relations Program (IGR)

Office: 226 Tisch Learning Center
Telephone: 518-580-5441

Rik ScarceRik Scarce

Professor of Sociology

Office:  216 Tisch Learning Center
Telephone: 518-580-5416

Susan WalzerSusan Walzer

Professor of Sociology

Office:  224 Tisch Learning Center
Telephone: 518-580-5424