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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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