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Department News

Dr. Jane Rinehart is retiring after 41 years of service at Gonzaga. She received Emerita Status in the Departments of Sociology and Women and Gender Studies.

Dr. Al Miranne was recently honored by President McCulloh for his 25 years as a professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Gonzaga.

The Department is welcoming three new hires in the Fall. Dr. Joe Johnston received his Ph.D. from Indiana University, and will be teaching Social Psychology, Statistics, and Sociology of Education. Dr. Naghme Morlock received her Ph.D. from University of Colorado Boulder, and will be teaching courses in Criminal Justice and Research Methods.

Dr. Joe Johnston discusses his research on charter schools and desegregation with the Indiana public affairs radio program, WFHB.

Graduate School Workshops

Each Fall, the Department offers a series of workshops that enable undergraduates to prepare and submit materials for graduate school admission. The initial workshop provides an introduction to the application process. Subsequent workshops focus on different elements of the application process, including letters of introduction, resume/ CVs, writing samples, computer tests (GREs) and letters of reference.

While the workshops are open to all GU students, we especially encourage Sociology and CJ students to take advantage of this opportunity. Even if you do not think you will be applying this Fall, the information and training will help you prepare a working application file for future application.