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Skidmore College
Sociology Department


Chair of the Department of Sociology: John Brueggemann

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

Associate Professors: Amon Emeka, Xiaoshuo Hou, Andrew Lindner, Jennifer Mueller

Assistant Professor: Jennifer Ashlockr

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; 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.

Jennifer Ashlock

jennifer m. ashlock

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Office:  Tisch Learning Center 105
Telephone: 518-580-5453

Catherine White BerheideCatherine White Berheide

Professor of Sociology

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

John BrueggemannJohn Brueggemann

Department Chair and Professor of Sociology

Office:  Dana Science Center 169
Telephone: 518-580-5410

Amon EmekaAmon Emeka

Associate Professor in Sociology

Office:  Starbuck Center 201B
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:  Tisch Learning Center 230
Telephone: 518-580-5425

Ruth Hernandez

Ruth M. Hernandez 

Lecturer of Sociology

Office: Tisch Learning Center #225
Phone: 518-580-8082

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

Andrew LindnerAndrew M. Lindner

Associate Professor of Sociology

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

Jennifer MuellerJennifer C. Mueller

Associate Professor of Sociology
Director Intergroup Relations Program (IGR)

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

Rik ScarceRik Scarce

Professor of Sociology

Office:  Tisch Learning Center 223
Telephone: 518-580-5416

Susan WalzerSusan Walzer

Professor of Sociology

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