Faculty and Staff


Anthropology


   
Anthony Cavender, Ph.D.

ANTHONY P. CAVENDER
Professor. Ph.D. 1981, University of Tennessee
Medical Anthropology, Ethnomedicine, South America (Ecuador), Southern Appalachia

   


  Bill Duncan



WILLIAM N. DUNCAN
Anthropology advising coordinator
Associate Professor. Ph.D. 2005, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Physical anthropology, bioarchaeology, Mesoamerica

       
Jay Franklin

JAY FRANKLIN
Anthropology Program Coordinator
Associate Professor. Ph.D. 2002, University of Tennessee
Prehistory of Southeast U.S., Stone Tool Technologies, Highland/Cave Archaeology, Old World Paleolithic

       
Lindsey King, Ph.D. LINDSEY C. KING
Assistant Professor. Ph.D. 1999, University of Tennessee
Anthropology of Religion, Native American Culture, Environmental Anthropology, Visual Anthropology
      
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MELISSA SCHRIFT

Department Chair
Associate Professor. Ph.D. 1998, University of Hawaii
Ethnicity, Race and Class , Gender, Popular and Consumer Culture, Medical Anthropology, Applied Anthropology, China, US Culture

   

Sociology


JOSEPH O. BAKER
Assistant Professor. Ph.D. 2010, Baylor
Religion, Deviance, Quantitative methods
   
Scott Beck, Ph.D. SCOTT H. BECK
Professor. Ph.D. 1981, University of Florida
Ethnicity in Latin America, Inequality in Latin America
    
   
Mary Cole, M.A. MARY E. "BETSIE" COLE
Lecturer. M.A. 1980, East Tennessee State University
Family, Social Organization
    
Martha Copp, Ph.D.

MARTHA COPP
Graduate Studies Coordinator, Sociology M.A. program

Professor. Ph.D. 1993, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Sociology of Emotions, Work and Occupations, Qualitative Research, Gender

    
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KELLY N. FOSTER

Assistant Professor. Ph.D. 2011, University of Georgia
Survey Research Methods, Applied Data Analysis & Statistics, Program Evaluation, Medical Sociology, Community Health, New Technologies in Research Methods 

 

   
Paul Kamolnick, Ph.D. PAUL KAMOLNICK
Professor. Ph.D. 1990, Florida State University
Methodology of the Social Sciences, Biosociology of Human Sexual Differentiation, Biosociology of Human Racial Differentiation, Sociolology of Global Terrorism
   

Robert Leger, Ph.D.

ROBERT G. LEGER
Professor. Ph.D. 1974, University of Iowa
J.D. 1990, Harvard Law School
Corrections, Deviance, Methodology
   

 

 
    
Leslie McCallister, Ph.D. LESLIE MCCALLISTER
Associate Professor. Ph.D. 2001, Baylor University
Community-based Research, Program Evaluation, Sociology of Sport, Multicultural Diversity

   

 

 

Retired and Emeritus Faculty


Richard Blaustein, Ph.D. RICHARD BLAUSTEIN
Ph.D. 1975, Indiana University
Appalachian folklore, History of Country Music, Nationalism and Cultural Revivals in Scotland, Medical Folklore
   
Cynthia Burnley, Ph.D. CYNTHIA BURNLEY
Ph.D. 1979, University of Tennessee
Lifestyles of Never Married Women, Higher Education Assessment
   

Judith Hammond, Ph.D.

JUDITH HAMMOND
Ph.D. 1975, Florida State University
Family Change, Welfare Reform
   

Wendell Hester, Ph.D.

WENDELL HESTER
Associate Professor. Ph.D. 1973, Emory University
Medical Care Organizations, Globalization, United States, Tennessee, Mexico and Russia