Gonzaga University | 502 East Boone Avenue | Spokane, WA
99258-0102 | (800) 986.9585
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences Associate Professor of Sociology
502 E. Boone Ave. AD Box 059 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.
Andrea Bertotti Metoyer
Assistant Professor, Sociology
502 E. Boone Ave. AD Box 060 Spokane, WA 99258
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.
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).
Associate Professor, Sociology
AD Box 059
Phone: (509) 313-6495
Office Location 315 College Hall
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.
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.
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.