Sociology Faculty

Phone:
(810) 762-3088
Email:
hlaube@umflint.edu
SAC - Sociology

Heather Laube, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology

Chair of SOC/ANT/CRJ Department

Courses: Social Movements in America, Sociology, Families, Gender and Society

Dr. Laube identifies as a feminist sociologist and her scholarly, teaching, and service activities reflect that perspective. She teaches Gender & Society, Sociology of Families, Introduction to Sociology, and (occasionally) Social Movements.

Dr. Laube’s current scholarly work centers around the ways the gendered (and raced, classed, etc.) structures of academia shape the experiences of women, especially feminists, and other marginalized groups.

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Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
srdlewis@umflint.edu
SAC - Sociology

Sasha Drummond-Lewis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Honors Program Advisor for Sociology

Courses: General Statistics, Introduction to Social Research, Senior Seminar

Sasha R. Drummond-Lewis, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of sociology in the department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice. Dr. Drummond-Lewis received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Wayne State University and her M.A (in Sociology) and B.A. (in Sociology and Criminology) degrees from the University of Windsor in Windsor, Canada.

Her current research explores public attitudes towards women who work in the sex industry. She also conducts research on various aspects related to children the Caribbean (suicide, obesity, media viewing habits, etc.). She enjoys teaching statistics, research methods, senior seminar and courses on intersecting inequalities (race, gender, sexuality, and class).

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
jaclede@umflint.edu
SAC - Sociology

Jacob Lederman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Courses: Introduction to Sociology, Cities and Society, Urban Sociology, Social Theory, Senior Seminar

Dr. Lederman is a scholar of cities, politics, and urban governance. He regularly teaches Urban Sociology, Introduction to Sociology, and Social Theory at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Dr. Lederman’s past research has examined the political economy of urban change in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His work has centered upon the local adoption of new urban policies and planning models and their transformation of existing territorial patterns and forms of inequality.

More recently, Dr. Lederman has started a new project examining the role of public participation in the making of Master Plans for urban development in Flint and Detroit. 

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
kathsch@umflint.edu
SAC - SOCIOLOGY

Kathryn Schellenberg, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology

Program Director, MPA Program

Courses: Techonology & Society, General Statistics

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
cbthomas@umflint.edu
SAC - SOCIOLOGY

Charles Thomas, Jr., Ph.D.

Associate Professor (SOC)

Courses: The Black Family, Race & Ethnic Relations, Intro to Sociology

Charles Thomas teaches, among other courses, Race and Ethnic Relations, Social Psychology, Black Families, and Religion in American Society. His principle research interests include the study of human values, and racial and gender inequality. At the University of Michigan-Flint, he is a past recipient of the Faculty Distinguished Service Award, and the Olivia P. Maynard and Olof Karlstrom Faculty Award for Civic Engagement.

He is active in the Michigan Sociological Association, is a member of its board, and has served as Vice President of the organization.

Staff

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
lmctier@umflint.edu
Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice

Lynne McTiernan

Administrative Assistant

Office: 526 French Hall

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (office closed 12pm-1pm)