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Faculty




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Matthew Bahr
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor of Sociology

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 089
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-5952
Fax: (509) 313-6884

Office Location
416 College Hall

Matthew S. Bahr, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Gonzaga University received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Purdue University (2002). Dr. Bahr teaches courses in quantitative research methods, statistics, sociology of religion, and population and demography.  His research interests include sociology of religion and public policy.  His most recent project appearing in Social Science Research, explores correlates of financial giving to religious organizations.

 
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Andrea Bertotti Metoyer
Assistant Professor, Sociology

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 060
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: 509-313-3629



Ph.D. in Sociology,  Loyola University Chicago, 2003
M.A. in Sociology, Loyola University Chicago, 1999
B.A. in Sociology and Spanish, Gonzaga University, 1996

Areas of interest: medical sociology, women's health, the environment, power and inequality, statistical methods and social justice.

 
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Andrea Fallenstein
Senior Lecturer, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Gonzaga University
Sociology Department
AD Box 059
Spokane, WA 99258

Office Location
301B College Hall

BS in Sociology and minor in Women's Studies from the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire 1989.
MA in Sociology from Washington State University in 1995.
PhD in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University (anticipated completion Spring 2013).
Andrea specializes in Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of Mental Health and Illness, LGBT Studies, Queer Theory, and Crime and Deviance. Some of the classes Andrea teaches include Introduction to Sociology, Juvenile Delinquency, Sociology of Mental Illness, and LGBT Studies. Since she is completing her PhD in Leadership Studies, Andrea engages students' sociological imaginations in classes such as Organization Theory and is planning an upcoming class in Social Movements (Spring 2013). 

 
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Vik Gumbhir
Associate Professor, Sociology

AD Box 059

Phone: (509) 313-6495

Office Location
315 College Hall

Office Hours

Vikas K. Gumbhir received his B.A. from Regis University in Denver (CO) in 1995, and his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Oregon in 2005.  Dr. Gumbhir teaches a variety of courses, including Introduction to Criminal Justice, Research Methods, Sociology of Policing, Social Issues in Film, Social History of Rock and Roll, and Inequality, Crime, and Urban Life.  His research interests include racial profiling, critical criminology, and media representations of crime and the criminal justice system.  He is also involved with the department's undergraduate research program.

 
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Bill Hayes
Associate Professor, Sociology

AD Box 059

Phone: (509) 313-5949

Office Location
COLLEGE 320B

William A. Hayes, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Gonzaga University received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California-Berkeley (2004). Dr. Hayes' research interests include political economy, sociology of culture, East Asian societies and social memory. His current research project explores the formation and contestation of Christian nationalism in South Korea. He teaches courses in social theory, globalization, culture, sociological analysis and East Asian societies.

 
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Marguerite Marin

Associate Professor of Sociology

502 E Boone Ave
AD Box 059
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-6791
Fax: (509) 313-5718

Office Location
AD 307

Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara 
M.A., California State University at long Beach 
B.A., California State University at Long Beach

 
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Dr. Al Miranne

Associate Professor of Sociology & Criminal Justice

502 E. Boone
AD Box 061
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: 313-6794

Office Location
AD 311

Ph.D., Washington State University, 1981
M.S., Texas A&M University, 1976
B.S., University of Louisiana, 1973

 
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Jane A. Rinehart

Professor of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies

502 E Boone Ave
AD Box 060
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-6795
Fax: (509) 313-5718

Office Location
East 311 Boone, #3

Ph.D., New York University, 1981
M.A., New York University, 1973
B.A., Marymount Manhattan College, 1967

 
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Edward Vacha

Professor of Sociology

502 E Boone Ave
AD Box 059
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-6793
Fax: (509) 313-5718

Office Location
AD 309

Office Hours
Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30-2:30;
Friday, 9:30-11:30

Edward F. Vacha, Professor, Department of Sociology, Gonzaga University received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Vacha's research interests include sociology of education, socialization, applied sociology, deviant behavior, and the sociology of poverty and homelessness. His research has appeared in sociology, social work and education journals including Teaching Sociology, Social Work, Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, Urban Education, Contemporary Sociology, Journal of Instructional Psychology, Child & Family Behavior Therapy and Journal of Education. He teaches courses in research methods, social psychology, small group dynamics, socialization, deviant behavior, and sociology of education.

 
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Georgie Ann Weatherby

Professor of Sociology & Criminal Justice

502 E Boone Ave
AD Box 065
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-3628
Fax: (509) 313-5718

Office Location
CG 319

Ph.D., University of Washington, 1990
M.A., Western Washington University, 1984
B.A., Western Washington University, 1979

 
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Nicole Willms
Lecturer-AT, Sociology

AD Box 056

 

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