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Prof. Hill-Butler Curates Her Research on Nashville Floods

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Prof. Hill-Butler Curates Her Research on Nashville Floods

Lost in the flood: A community’s resilience rises above disaster, Schaffer Library, September 19-November 21. Over two days in early May 2010, nearly 14 inches of rain fell across Nashville and parts of middle Tennessee. The deluge forced the Cumberland River and others over their banks, resulting in massive flooding. When the waters receded, 26 people had died, there was $2.4 billion in property damage, and few neighborhoods remained intact. Back home in Schenectady, Deidre Hill Butler watched news accounts of the devastating floods. An associate professor of sociology and director of the...

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Stephen C. Ainlay, Ph.D.

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Stephen C. Ainlay, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology and 18th President of the College (on sabbatical leave Fall 2013)
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1981
Research areas: sociology of religion, aging, blindness
Office: Armand V. and Douglas S. Feigenbaum Hall
Extension: 6101
Email: president@union.edu

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Ilene M. Kaplan, Ph. D.

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Ilene M. Kaplan, Ph. D.

Joseph C. Driscoll Professor of Sociology and Marine Policy; Guest Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1980
Teaching areas: family; personality; gender roles; community; mass media; marine sociology; environmental studies. Research: socioeconomic & gender roles in fishing communities; maritime policy
Office: 214 Lippman Hall
Extension: 6230
Email: kaplani@union.edu

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David A. Cotter, Ph. D.

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David A. Cotter, Ph. D.

Professor, Department Chair
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1996
Methods of social research; community; stratification, sociology of religion
Office: 225 Lippman Hall
Extension: 6457/6292
Email: cotterd@union.edu

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Melinda A. Goldner, Ph. D.

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Melinda A. Goldner, Ph. D.

Professor (on sabbatical leave winter & spring 2014)
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1998
Medical sociology; public health; social movements; race, class & gender
Office: 217 Lippman Hall
Extension: 6725
Email: goldnerm@union.edu

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Deidre Hill Butler, Ph. D.

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Deidre Hill Butler, Ph. D.

Associate Professor & Director of Africana Studies
Ph.D., Clark University, 2002
Sociology of African American Culture, Political Sociology and American Families
Office: 206 Lippman Hall
Extension: 8070
Email: butlerd@union.edu

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Timothy P. Stablein, Ph.D.

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Timothy P. Stablein, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 2009
Social deviance, juvenile delinquency, health & medicine, qualitative sociology
Office: 210 Lippman Hall
Extension: 6712
Email: stableit@union.edu

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