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Faculty and Staff

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Department Chair

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Yasemin Besen-Cassino

305 Dickson Hall
973-655-7229
beseny@montclair.edu

Yasemin Besen-Cassino, professor and chair, received a PhD in sociology from State University of New York, Stony Brook. Her research interests include: Work and Labor; Youth; Gender; Quantitative Methodology; and Ethnography. She teaches courses including: Sociological Research Methods, Sociology of Gender, Work and Professions, Sociology of the Family, Men & Masculinities, and Interviews and Focus Groups. Besen-Cassino was recognized as University Distinguished Scholar (2012-13). She is the author of two books published by Temple University Press: The Cost of Being a Girl: Working Teens and the Origins of the Gender Wage Gap (2018) and Consuming Work by Temple University Press (2014). She is also the editor of Contemporary Sociology.

Staff

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Cheryln Sayles

304 Dickson Hall
973-655-5263
saylesc@montclair.edu

Cheryln Sayles is the program assistant for the Department of Sociology. She received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Baruch College in the City University of New York.

Full-Time Faculty

 

Christopher Donoghue

312 Dickson Hall
973-655-7227
donoghuec@montclair.edu

Christopher Donoghue, associate professor, received a PhD in sociology from Fordham University, New York. His research interests include: Bullying, Ethnic and Racial Prejudice, and Aging and Health. He teaches courses including Survey Research, Research Project Management, Statistics for Social Research, Sociological Research Methods, Poverty and Social Welfare, and Sociology of Education.

Timothy Gorman

Dickson 306
973-655-5263
gormant@montclair.edu

Timothy Gorman, assistant professor, received a PhD in Development Sociology from Cornell University. His research interests include: global development; food and agriculture; and environmental sociology. He teaches courses including Environmental Sociology and Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations.
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Sangeeta Parashar

310 Dickson Hall
973-655-7168
parashars@montclair.edu

Sangeeta Parashar, associate professor, received a PhD in sociology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research interests include: Social Demography; Development/Globalization; and Sociology of Health and Work. She teaches courses including Statistics for Social Research, Sociology of Aging, Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations, Social Inequality, and Sociology of Population.
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Janet Ruane

307 Dickson Hall
973-655-7169
ruanej@montclair.edu

Janet Ruane, professor, received a PhD in sociology from Rutgers University. Her research interests include: Research Methods; Popular Culture; Applied Sociology; and Deviance and Social Control. She is the author (along with Karen Cerulo of Rutgers) of a popular text that uses sociology to challenge commonly held yet flawed ideas/beliefs about our social world: Second Thoughts:  Sociology Challenges Conventional Wisdom (Sage, 2015).  She also is the author of two texts on social research: Essentials of Research Methods (Blackwell/Wiley, 2005) and Introducing Social Research Methods (Wiley, 2016).  She regularly teaches the following courses: Social Research Methods, Senior Research Project, Foundations of Sociological Inquiry, and Sociological Perspective.
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Stephen Ruszczyk

313 Dickson Hall
973-655-3719
ruszczyks@montclair.edu

Stephen Ruszczyk, assistant professor, received a PhD from the City University of New York. His research interests include immigration, citizenship, schools, Latinos, community-based organizations and qualitative methods. He currently teaches courses including Urban Sociology and Latino Sociology.
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Vikash Singh

308 Dickson Hall
973-655-7231
singhv@montclair.edu

Vikash Singh, associate professor, received a PhD in sociology from Rutgers University. His research interests include: Religion; Race and Ethnicity, Social and Psychoanalytic Theory; and Globalization. He teaches courses on topics of race, social theory, and religion.
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Yong Wang

311 Dickson Hall
973-655-7170
wangy@montclair.edu

Yong Wang, associate professor, received a PhD in sociology from Iowa State University. His research interests include: Theory; Cultural Sociology; Text Analysis; and Statistics. He regularly teaches Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations, Social Statistics, Data Analysis, Sociology of Mass Media, and Social Theory.

 

Adjunct Faculty

(Mailboxes for adjunct faculty are located in 335 Dickson Hall. No voicemail available.)

Sadie Babar
Francesca Bremner
Raymond Calluori
Julie Hu
Martha Kempner
Kevin Keogan
Arnold Korotkin
Christina Nadler
John Pinkard Sr.
Robert Podhurst
Abedin Quader
Johanna Quinn
Richard Yar
Richard Reinschmidt
Patricia Riak
Sanford Shevack
Fernando Uribe
Scott Zanger