Faculty


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Andrea Bertotti Metoyer
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

AD Box 060

Phone: (509) 313-3629

Office Location
College Hall 321

Ph.D. Sociology, Loyola University, Chicago
M.A. Sociology, Loyola University, Chicago
B.A. Sociology and Spanish, Gonzaga University

 
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Vik Gumbhir
Associate Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice

AD Box 059

Phone: (509) 313-6495

Office Location
College Hall 315

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Oregon, 2005.
B.A. Regis University, Denver, 1995.

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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Dr. Al Miranne
Associate Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice

AD Box 061

Phone: (509) 313-6794

Office Location
College Hall 311

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

 
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Georgie Ann Weatherby
Professor, Sociology & Criminal Justice

AD Box 065

Phone: (509) 313-3628

Office Location
College Hall 319

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

 
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Edward Vacha
Professor, Sociology

AD Box 059

Phone: (509) 313-6793

Office Location
College Hall 309

Ph.D. Sociology, 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.