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Ray Swisher, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Sociology


Ray Swisher, Ph.D.
Title

Department Chair, Sociology

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Room

4.02.68

Department

Sociology

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Research Interests
Adolescence and the transition to adulthood Violence and crime across life course Parental incarceration Social mobility and first generation students
Education
1999 Ph.D., Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1996 M.A., Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1990 M.C.R.P., City and Regional Planning, Ohio State University 1988 B.A., Geography, Ohio State University
Faculty
John P. Bartkowski, Ph.D.

Professor, Sociology


210.508.2530
John P. Bartkowski, Ph.D.
Title

Professor, Sociology

Phone Number
210.508.2530
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Room

MS 4.02.38

Department

Sociology

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Research Interests
  • Culture
  • Family
  • Gender
  • Program Evaluation
  • Qualitative Methodology
  • Religion
  • Social Inequality
  • Social Welfare
  • Social Policy
Education
  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., The University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., St. Mary's University, San Antonio
Favor Campbell, M.S.

Lecturer I, Sociology


210.458.2530
Favor Campbell, M.S.
Title

Lecturer I, Sociology

Phone Number
210.458.2530
Email

Room

MS 3.02.42

Department

Sociology

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Research Interests
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Health/Sport
  • Family Marriage
Education
  • B.A., Communications, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • M.S., Sociology, University of Texas at San Antonio
Tamara Casso, M.S.

Lecturer I, Sociology


210.458.8193
Tamara Casso, M.S.
Title

Lecturer I, Sociology

Phone Number
210.458.8193
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Room

MS 4.03.40

Department

Sociology

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Research Interests
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • PhotoEthnography
  • Visual Studies
  • Mexican American Communities
  • Border Studies
  • Latinas/Chicanas in the U.S.
  • Identity Construction
  • Food and Culture
Education
  • M.S., Sociology, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • B.A., Sociology, Texas A&M International University
Colton Daniels, M.S.

Lecturer I, Sociology


Colton Daniels, M.S.
Title

Lecturer I, Sociology

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Room

MS 4.03.20

Department

Sociology

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Research Interests
  • Criminology
  • Deviance
  • Health Behaviors
Education
  • Ph.D., Applied Demography (In Process)
  • M.S., Sociology, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Texas at San Antonio
Melinda Denton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Sociology


210.458.8250
Melinda Denton, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor, Sociology

Phone Number
210.458.8250
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Room

MS 4.02.30

Department

Sociology

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Research Interests
  • Family
  • Adolescence and Youth
  • Religion and Culture
Education
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • M.A., Sociology, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • B.A., Sociology and Communication, Seattle Pacific University
Terri L. Earnest, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, Psychology


Terri L. Earnest, Ph.D.
Title

Senior Lecturer, Psychology

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Room

MS 4.03.28

Department

Sociology

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Research Interests
  • Criminology
  • Violence
  • Deviance
Education
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Mississippi State University
  • M.S., Sociology, Mississippi State University
  • B.B.A., Marketing, Mississippi State University
Christopher Ellison, Ph.D.

Dean's Distinguished Professor, Sociology


210.458.6241
Christopher Ellison, Ph.D.
Title

Dean's Distinguished Professor, Sociology

Phone Number
210.458.6241
Email

Room

MS 4.02.44

Department

Sociology

Research Interests
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Social Psychology of Health/Illness
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Sociology of the Family
Education
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Duke University
  • B.A., Religion, Duke University
Joanne Ford-Robertson, M.S.

Graduate Advisor of Record, Lecturer III, Sociology


210.458.7279
Joanne Ford-Robertson, M.S.
Title

Graduate Advisor of Record, Lecturer III, Sociology

Phone Number
210.458.7279
Email

Room

MS 4.03.28

Department

Sociology

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Research Interests
  • Intergroup relations
  • Organizational analysis
  • Strategic planning
Education
  • M.S., Sociology, The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • B.A., Sociology, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Ginny Garcia-Alexander

Assistant Professor, Sociology


Ginny Garcia-Alexander
Title

Assistant Professor, Sociology

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Department

Sociology

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Research Interests
Health Disparities, Social Demography, Religion and Health, Quantitative Methods
Education
Ph.D. (Sociology), 2008, Texas A&M University M.S. (Sociology), 2006, Texas A&M University B.S. (Sociology), 2002, Texas A&M University
Jeffrey Halley, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Sociology


210.458.2016
Jeffrey Halley, Ph.D.
Title

Professor Emeritus, Sociology

Phone Number
210.458.2016
Email

Room

BVB 4.370

Department

Sociology

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Research Interests
  • Rationalization and resistance in society
  • Cultural movements and social change
  • Sociological theory
  • Sociology of culture
  • Sociology of art
  • Mass media and communications studies
  • Qualitative sociology
  • Mexican American music and arts institutions
Education
  • Ph.D., Sociology, City University of New York Graduate School
  • M.A., Sociology, New School for Social Research
  • B.A., Sociology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Terrence Hill

Associate Professor, Sociology


Terrence Hill
Title

Associate Professor, Sociology

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Department

Sociology

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Richard Lewis, Jr., Ph.D.

Professor, Presidential Fellow, Sociology


210.458.6759
Richard Lewis, Jr., Ph.D.
Title

Professor, Presidential Fellow, Sociology

Phone Number
210.458.6759
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Department

Sociology

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Research Interests
  • Diversity awareness and management
  • Strategic planning and evaluation research
  • Sociology of religion
Education
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Texas A&M University, 1981
  • M.S., Sociology, Texas A&M University, 1978
  • B.S., Zoology, Texas Tech University, 1976
Raquel R. Marquez, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Sociology


210.458.5606
Raquel R. Marquez, Ph.D.
Title

Professor Emeritus, Sociology

Phone Number
210.458.5606
Email

Room

MH 4.01.23F

Department

Sociology

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Research Interests
  • Immigration
  • Race & ethnicity
  • Latinos in the U.S.
  • The U.S./Mexico border
Education
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Texas, Austin, 1998
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Texas, Austin, 1995
  • B.A
Michael Miller, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Sociology


210.458.5619
Michael Miller, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor, Sociology

Phone Number
210.458.5619
Email

Room

MS 4.02.26

Department

Sociology

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Research Interests
  • Social inequality
  • Work and occupations
  • The U.S./Mexico border
  • Digital sociology
Education
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Texas A&M University, 1981
  • M.S., Sociology, Texas A&M University, 1971
  • B.S., Sociology, Texas A&M University, 1969
Donna Miller, M.S.

Lecturer II and Internship Coordinator


210.458.4620
Donna Miller, M.S.
Title

Lecturer II and Internship Coordinator

Phone Number
210.458.4620
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Room

MS 3.02.42

Department

Sociology

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Research Interests
  • Immigration
  • Race and ethnic relations
  • Social problems
  • Sociology of religion
Education
  • M.S., Sociology, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • B.A., Sociology/Geography, University of Texas at San Antonio
Harriet Romo, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus


210.458.2849
Harriet Romo, Ph.D.
Title

Professor Emeritus

Phone Number
210.458.2849
Email

Room

MNT 2.260

Department

Sociology

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Research Interests
  • Education experiences of Latino children
  • Sociology of Childhood
  • Sociology of Education
  • Migration
  • Transnationalism
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Race and ethnic relations
Education
  • Post-Doctorate in Sociology, Stanford University, 1989-1990
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, San Diego, 1985
  • M.A., Sociology, University of California, San Diego, 1979
  • M.A., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1971
  • B.S., Education, University of Texas, Austin, 1966
Andrea Ruiz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Sociology


210.458.8154
Andrea Ruiz, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor, Sociology

Phone Number
210.458.8154
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Department

Sociology

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Research Interests
  • Health and mental health
  • Aging and the life-course
  • Childhood abuse and maltreatment
  • Quantitative methodology
  • The sociology of religion
Education
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Pennsylvania State University, 2018
  • M.S., Sociology, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2013
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2009
Laura Upenieks, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Laura Upenieks, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

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Department

Sociology

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Research Interests
  • Aging and the life course
  • Health and mental health
  • Sociology of religion
  • Sociology of morality
  • Quantitative methods
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2019
  • M.A., University of Toronto, 2014
  • BSc., University of Toronto, 2013
Xiaohe Xu, Ph.D.

Professor, Sociology


210.458.4570
Xiaohe Xu, Ph.D.
Title

Professor, Sociology

Phone Number
210.458.4570
Email

Room

MS 4.02.22

Department

Sociology

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Research Interests
  • Sociology of marriage and the family
  • Comparative family studies
  • Social change
  • Adolescent and child development
  • Religion and family life
  • Advanced statistical methods
  • Statistical research design
Education
  • Ph.D., Sociology, The University of Michigan, 1994
  • M.A., Sociology, Michigan State University, 1985
  • B.A., Philosophy, Sichuan University, 1982
Staff
Kathleen McCleery

Senior Administration Associate


210.458.5037
Kathleen McCleery
Title

Senior Administration Associate

Phone Number
210.458.5037
Email

Room

MS 4.02.66

Department

Sociology

Emeritus Faculty
Jeffrey Halley, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Sociology


210.458.2016
Jeffrey Halley, Ph.D.
Title

Professor Emeritus, Sociology

Phone Number
210.458.2016
Email

Room

BVB 4.370

Department

Sociology

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Research Interests
  • Rationalization and resistance in society
  • Cultural movements and social change
  • Sociological theory
  • Sociology of culture
  • Sociology of art
  • Mass media and communications studies
  • Qualitative sociology
  • Mexican American music and arts institutions
Education
  • Ph.D., Sociology, City University of New York Graduate School
  • M.A., Sociology, New School for Social Research
  • B.A., Sociology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Department of Sociology

Phone: 210-458-4620
Fax: 210-458-4619
Location: MS 4.02.66
The University of Texas at San Antonio
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San Antonio, TX 78249-1644