We in Sociology and Anthropology are committed to individual and personalized consultation with each of our majors and with those students considering entering one of our department's three degree programs. Every student is assigned a faculty member as an advisor when s/he enters the program. Although most students retain their initial advisors, some change advisors as their interests or degree programs change.
Many questions can be answered by any faculty member, before or after class, during office hours, or just passing the the hallways. However, we urge you to make time to see your advisor on a regular basis. The ongoing contact and your advisor's personal knowledge of you and your interests can make your time at the University more rewarding.
University College Advisors for Sociology 2013/2014
Professor Richard Travisano
University College Advisor for Anthropology 2013/2014
Professor Holly Dunsworth
Professor Leo Carroll
Justice, Law, and Society Minor
Professor Leo Carroll
Alpha Kappa Delta, Sociology Honor Society
Professor Judy Van Wyk
New Faculty in Sociology:
Dr. Melanie S. Brasher has joined the department as an Assistant Professor of Sociology. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Duke University in 2013. Prior to coming to URI, Dr. Brasher was a visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Dickinson College. Her appointment is a joint appointment in Sociology and in Human Development and Family Studies where she will participate in the Gerontology program. For more info click here.
For the second year in a row, an anthropologist has been awarded the University’s Early Career Research Award. Assistant Professor Holly Dunsworth received the 2014 award for her research comparing energy use in apes and other mammals with particular reference to how the energetics and metabolic parameters of pregnancy, fetal growth, infant growth, and lactation and how those determine the timing of birth in humans and other mammals. Kudos to Holly!!!
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Justice, Law & Society Minor Coordinator
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