Faculty and Staff


Faculty and Staff

Eric Bonds, Associate Professor of Sociology

received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  His primary research interests are in the fields of environmental sociology; the sociology of war, peace, and conflict; and political sociology.  He teaches classes on Environment and Society, Political Sociology, Introduction to Sociology, and Social Issues. Blog/website http://ericbonds.umwblogs.org

*Office Monroe Hall 420, telephone (540) 654-1506, email ebonds@umw.edu,

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Tracy B. Citeroni, Associate Professor of Sociology 

received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin. Her primary areas of specialization are the sociology of aging, the sociology of health and illness, and qualitative research methods. Her other teaching and research interests include gender and Latin America, particularly Mexico. She teaches social problems, social gerontology, medical sociology, and the sociology of gender, qualitative research methods, the sociology of the body, and the sociology of food.

*Office Monroe Hall 418, telephone (540) 654-1502, email tciteron@umw.edu

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simpkinsLaWanda M. Simpkins, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Civil Rights and Social Justice

received her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies form the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She also received a graduate certificate in Women’s & Gender Studies from UNCG. Her primary areas of specialization are Black Feminist Thought, Critical Race Theory and broadly issues dealing with intersectionality as it relates to social justice and advocacy. She teaches Race & Revolution (FSEM), Women of Color Feminism and Social Justice in the Age of Multiple Identities.

*Email lsimpskin@umw.edu

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Timothy Crippen, Professor of Sociology

received his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. His principal interests are in evolutionary behavioral science and social theory. In addition to teaching courses in these areas, his scholarly articles have appeared in major journals such as Human Nature, Social Forces, and Sociological Perspectives, and in various edited collections. He is co-author of Crisis in Sociology: The Need for Darwin (Transaction Publishers), and he serves as an invited member of the editorial boards for the journals Social Forces and Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences and as co-chair of the Section on Evolution, Biology & Society of the American Sociological Association.

*Office Monroe Hall 416, telephone (540) 654-1503, email tcrippen@umw.edu

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Eric Gable, Professor of Anthropology

received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Virginia. He has studied village-level politics and religion in Guinea-Bissau and Sulawesi, Indonesia, and the politics of heritage in the United States. He is the author of Anthropology and Egalitarianism (Indiana University Press) and (with Richard Handler) The New History in an Old Museum (Duke University Press). He is currently a managing editor for Museums and Society and book reviews editor for American Ethnologist.

*Office Monroe Hall 412, telephone (540) 654-1504, email egable@umw.edu

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Margaret Williamson Huber, Professor Emerita of Anthropology

received her D.Phil. in social anthropology from Oxford University. Her research and teaching interests include gender, symbolic systems, native North America (especially the Southeast), and Oceania (especially Melanesia). She teaches courses in cultural anthropology, religion, Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, symbolism, gender, and economic anthropology. Her book, Powhatan Lords of Life and Death , was published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2003.

*Email mhuber@umw.edu

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Jason James, Associate Professor of Anthropology

received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, San Diego. His research interests include nationalism, ethnicity, collective memory, socialism and post-socialism, and Germany. He teaches courses in collective memory, the anthropology of Europe, urban anthropology, and tourism. His book Preservation and National Belonging in Eastern Germany was published by Palgrave-Macmillan in 2012, and he is currently conducting research on the commemoration of slavery and the Civil War in Richmond as well as the process of integrating immigrants in Germany.  Blog/website: http://jasonjames.umwblogs.org/

*Office Monroe Hall 414, telephone (540) 654-1169, email jjames@umw.edu

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Nora Hui-Jung Kim, Associate Professor of Sociology

received both her M.A. (2004) and her Ph.D. (2009) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her research and teaching interests include international immigration, multiculturalism, race and ethnicity, nationalism, and East Asia.

*Office Monroe Hall 415, telephone (540) 654-1637, email hkim4@umw.edu

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Kristin Marsh, Associate Professor of Sociology and Program Director, Women’s & Gender Studies 

received her Ph.D. in sociology from Emory University, where she specialized in political economy/political sociology and with research focusing on comparative processes of conflict and compromise in revolutionary social movements. Revisiting a long-standing interest in gender and work, her current research explores the experience of achievement and family/work issue for women in advanced sociology careers. She teaches courses on the history of social theory, economic and social inequality, aging & society, gender & work, and introductory courses in women’s studies and feminism. She is Program Director for Women’s & Gender Studies.

*Office Monroe Hall 417, telephone (540) 654-1501, email kmarsh@umw.edu

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Leslie Martin, Associate Professor of Sociology and Department Chair

received her Ph.D. from Emory University, and an MA in Urban Studies from Temple University. Her areas of specialization include urban sociology, race/ethnic relations, and sociology of education. Her research focuses on issues of neighborhood and community change. She teaches social problems, urban sociology, and the sociology of education.

*Office Monroe Hall 413, telephone (540) 654-1498, email lmartin@umw.edu

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Laura Mentore, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

received her Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. Her primary areas of specialization include environmental anthropology, critical theories of development, indigenous cosmologies and social movements. Her research is based in Lowland South America (Amazonia) and the Caribbean. Other interests include economic anthropology and the anthropology of race and gender.

*Office Monroe Hall 410, telephone (540) 654-1499, email lmentore@umw.edu

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Joan Toms Olson, Professor Emerita of Sociology

received her Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University. Her research interests and most recent publication focus on the social psychology of global distributive justice. She teaches courses in family sociology, social problems, criminology, juvenile delinquency, and American society.

*Email jolson@umw.edu

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Debra J. Schleef, Professor of Sociology and Associate Provost

received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Her research interests involve class, race, and gender perspectives on occupational socialization and professional education. Her teaching areas include quantitative research methods, inequality, the sociology of law, racial and ethnic minorities, popular culture, and work and occupations. Her book Managing Elites: Professional Socialization in Law and Business Schools, was published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2006. Latinos in Dixie, co-authored with H.B. Cavalcanti, was published in 2009 by SUNY Press.

*Office Monroe Hall 411, telephone (540) 654- 1505, email dschleef@umw.edu

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Maddison SimpsonMaddison Simpson, Office Manager of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology

received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northern Arizona University. She recently relocated to Fredericksburg, VA from her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. Before coming to the College, she worked for the City of Tempe.

*Office Monroe Hall 327, telephone (540) 654-1037, email msimpso2@umw.edu.

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