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Wendell Phillips Center, Second Floor
Susan Mitchell
Administrative Assistant
3611 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Sociology Faculty

Email Link for Alison Alkon Alison Alkon, 2008, Associate 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.

Email Link for Marcia Hernandez Marcia Hernandez, 2005, Associate Dean, College of the Pacific; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994; Certificate in Women and Public Policy, University at Albany, 1999; Ph.D., University at Albany-SUNY, 2007. Web page - Phone: 209.946.2100 - Office: Wendell Phillips Center 117

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.

Email Link for Alison Alkon Susan Mannon, 2013, Associate Professor; B.A., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1996; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003. 
Web page - Phone: 209.946.2925 - Office: Wendell Phillips Centers 200

Areas of Interest and Expertise: development and social change, international migration, and gender and work
Dr. Mannon has done research on gender, work, and development in various international contexts including Cosat Rica, Spain and Morocco.  She has had several articles published on gender and work in the global economy and its effects on family and class relations.

Email Link for Ethel G. Nicdao Ethel G. Nicdao, 2007, Associate Professor and Department Chair; B.A., University of California, Davis, 1994; M.A., California State University,East Bay, 2001; Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2006.
Web page - Phone: 209.946.2931 - Office: Wendell Phillips Center 208

Areas of Interest and Expertise: Health disparities, mental health, racial and ethnic minorities, and CBPR (community based participatory research).
Dr. Nicdao's research focuses on disparities of racial and ethnic minority populations. As a medical sociologist, she was trained in both qualitative and quantitative research methods.  All her publications are collaborations with scholars from various disciplines.

Visiting Faculty

Email Link for Ethel G. Nicdao Nancy Brown, 2017, Visiting Professsor; B.A., San Jose State University, 1976; M.S., San Jose State University, 1979; Ph.D., Capella University, Minneapolis, Minn, 2017.                                        Phone:  209.946.2921 - Office:  Wendell Phillips Center 204

Areas of Interest and Expertise:  Restorative Justice; Social Justice; Criminology, Research & Methods; Criminal Justice Systems and Processes; Disproportionate Minority Contact in the Criminal Justice System.

Emeriti Faculty

Roy Childs, 1973, Professor Emeritus – 2008; B.S., University of Denver, 1963; MBA, 1964; M.A., Stanford University, 1970; Ph.D., 1973.

Mamie Darlington
, 1992, Professor Emeritus – 2005; B.A. Spelman College; MSW, Atlanta University, 1960; Ph.D., Georgia State, 1986.

George H. Lewis, 1970, Professor Emeritus - 2013; B.A., Bowdoin College, 1965; M.A., University of Oregon, 1968; Ph.D., 1970. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.

John C. Phillips, 1976, Professor Emeritus – 2008; B.A., San Jose State College, 1963; M.A., 1965; Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1974. 

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.