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.
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.
Susan Mannon, 2013; 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 serveral articles published on gender and work in the global economy and its effects on family and class relations.
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 reserch).
Dr. Nicdao's research focases on disparities of racial and ethnic minority populations. As a medical sociologist, she was trained in both qualitative and quantitative reserch methods. All her publications are collaborations with scholars from various disciplines.
Joan Meyers, 2013. B.A. (English), 1988; M.A. (Women Studies),1999; M.A. (Sociology), University of California, Davis; Ph.D. (Sociology), University of California, Davis, 2009.
Phone: 209.932.2921 - Office: Wendell Phillips Center 204
Areas of Interest and Expertise: Inequality, gender, race & ethnicity, work & organizations, social theory, employee ownership, workplace democracy.
Ruth Lewis, 2014. BA (Hons) University of Leeds; MSc Univeristiy of Edinburgh; PhD University of Edinburgh.
Phone: 209.946.3094 - Office: Wendell Phillips Center 205
Areas of Interest and Expertise: Public Health, sex and sexuality, children and young people, families, qualitative methods.
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.