Apr 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Sociology Program

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Department of Anthropology and Sociology Chair: Karen Koster, Ph.D.

Sociology Program
East Hall, Room 301
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-677-5402



Assistant Professors:

Isaiah Cohen, Ph.D., Louisiana State University. Specializations: Sociology of Education, Sociology of Law, Marriage and Family, Child Development, Deviance, Qualitative Methods, and Quantitative Methods.
Louisa Roberts, Ph.D., The Ohio State University. Specializations: Global and Transnational Sociology; Quantitative Methods; Attitudes and Belief Systems.


Emeritus Faculty:

Dona Davis, Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Specialization: Cross-Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Medical Anthropology, North Atlantic Maritime Cultures.
Jack Niemonen, Ph.D., Michigan State University. Specialization: Race Relations, Social Problems, Social Stratification. 


Although there is no graduate program in Sociology at USD, graduate students in other disciplines are welcome in the program’s 500-level courses. These courses complement several graduate programs and can be used to fulfill elective course requirements. 

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