George H. Lewis, 1970, Professor and Chair; B.A., Bowdoin College, 1965; M.A., University of Oregon, 1968; Ph.D., 1970. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.
Web page - Phone: 209.946.2925 - Office: Wendell Phillips Center 210
Areas of Interest and Expertise: Study of culture, deviant behavior, research methods
Well known in fields of cultural studies and studies of music, Dr. Lewis has been recognized in these areas academically and in the media (NPR, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, etc.). His current research focus is on group identity, meaning and cultural preferences.
Marcia Hernandez, 2005, Assistant Dean, College of the Pacific; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994; Ph.D., State University of New York, Albany, 2007.
Web page - Phone: 209.946.2100 - Office: Wendell Phillips Center 204
Areas of Interest and Expertise: Race and ethnicity, gender, popular culture, education, black Greek-letter organizations
Dr. Hernandez is currently focusing on research projects in two areas: black Greek-letter organizations framed within the context of sociology of culture, race, gender and class scholarship; and exploring quality of life issues, political engagement and community involvement in the Central Valley.
Ethel G. Nicdao, 2007, Assistant Professor; B.A., University of California, Davis, 1994; M.A., California State University, Hayward, 2001; Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2006.
Web page - Phone: 209.946.2931 - Office: Wendell Phillips Center 208
Areas of Interest and Expertise: Research about social inequalities among underserved groups, specifically regarding health impact to racial and ethnic minorities
Dr. Nicdao's publications have focused on the mental health issues of Asian Americans. She gained research training in medical sociology as a postdoctoral research fellow with the University of Michigan's NIMH Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Disparities in Mental Health Training Program.
Alison Alkon, 2008, Assistant Professor; B.A., Emory University, 1999; M.A., University of California, Davis, 2003; Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2008.
Web page - Phone: 209.946.2930 - Office: Wendell Phillips Center 206
Areas of Interest and Expertise: Environmental sociology, inequality, food studies
Dr. Alkon's current research examines how racial and economic inequalities affect access to local sustainably grown food. She is the editor of the book Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class and Sustainability (MIT Press, 2011) and has had several articles published on food issues.
Tenisha L. Tevis, Director of the Educational Resource Center (ERC) and Assistant Professor in the Benerd School of Education; B.A., California State University, Sacramento, 1999; M.A. 2002; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2007.
Web page - Phone: 209.946.3218 - Office: McCaffrey Center 113
Paul Burke, 2002, B.A. University of California, San Diego, 1988; J.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1992; Doctoral Candidate, University of California, Davis.
Phone: 209.946.2895 - Office: Wendell Phillips Center 200
Lesia Faulkner, BA and MA Sacramento State University, Photography and Sociology
Phone: 209 946-2285 - Office: Wendell Phillips Center 200
Jonathan Lund, JD, Monterey College of Law, BA in Criminal Justice, University of Nevada
Phone: 209 946-2285
Roy Childs, 1973, Professor Emeritus – 2008; B.S., University of Denver, 1963; MBA, 1964; M.A., Stanford University, 1970; Ph.D., 1973.
Web page - Phone: 209.946.2103 - Office: Wendell Phillips Center 200
Mamie Darlington, 1992, Professor Emeritus – 2005; B.A. Spelman College; MSW, Atlanta University, 1960; Ph.D., Georgia State, 1986.
John C. Phillips, 1976, Professor Emeritus – 2008; B.A., San Jose State College, 1963; M.A., 1965; Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1974. Phone: 209.946.2930
Patricia Y. Wagner, 1962, Professor Emeritus – 1981
Harvey R. Williams, 1977, Professor Emeritus – 2005; B.A. University of California, Berkeley, 1963; M.A. Vanderbilt University, 1970; Ph.D., 1977.