Mark Berg

Mark Berg, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor and Collegiate Scholar
Director, Public Policy Center
Professor Mark Berg is the Director of the Public Policy Center at the University of Iowa.
Andrea Bianci

Alison Bianchi , Ph.D.

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Director of the Center for the Study of Group Processes
Alison Bianchi is a structural social psychologist who specializes in group processes and in nomothetic theory construction and its concomitant quantitative methodology.
Stephanie DiPietro

Stephanie DiPietro, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Stephanie DiPietro’s research and teaching interests center on life course criminology, criminal desistance, and patterns of adaptation (and maladaptation) among immigrant and refugee groups, with a particular focus on violence and delinquency.
Jennifer Glanville

Jennifer Glanville, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor
Jennifer Glanville’s recent and ongoing research contributes to two main lines of inquiry: (1) the consequences of social capital (social connections that enhance the capacity of individuals and communities to achieve goals) and (2) the sources of generalized trust (trust in strangers).
Sarah Harkness

Sarah Harkness, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Sarah Harkness's work centers on the social psychology of inequality, specifically related to the study of status, morality, health stigma, and intersectionality.
Jennifer Haylett

Jennifer Haylett, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Associate Professor of Instruction
Director of Undergraduate Studies - Sociology
Jennifer Haylett conducts research and teaches in the areas of gender, family, medical sociology, sociology of reproduction, economic sociology, and qualitative research methods.
Karen Heimer

Karen Heimer, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor
Collegiate Fellow
Karen Heimer is Professor of Sociology & Criminology, Collegiate Fellow in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Distinguished Research Fellow of the Public Policy Center at the University of Iowa.
Steve Hitlin

Steve Hitlin, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor
Steve Hitlin's interests include social psychology, self and identity, values, morality, social theory, and the life course.
Michael Lovaglia

Michael Lovaglia, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor
Michael Lovaglia's interests include social psychology, especially power and status processes, the reciprocal effects of evolution and physiology on social behavior, social factors that affect academic performance, theory construction, and the sociology of science.
Freda Lynn

Freda Lynn, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor
Freda B. Lynn is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Iowa and a faculty affiliate of Iowa’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics.
Mary Noonan

Mary Noonan, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Mary Noonan's research interests include gender, work, family, and quantitative research methods.
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Amber Powell, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
Amber Joy Powell received her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Minnesota in 2022. Her research examines the intersections of gendered racialized violence, law, and the carceral state.
Victor Ray

Victor Ray, Ph.D.

Title/Position
F. Wendell Miller Associate Professor
Victor Ray is the F. Wendell Miller Associate Professor in the Departments of Sociology and Criminology and African American Studies at the University of Iowa and a Nonresident Fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution, and a Carr Center Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Meghan Rogers

Meghan Rogers, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
Meghan Rogers is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology and Criminology Department at the University of Iowa.
Michaela Ruppert

Michaela Ruppert, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Associate Professor of Instruction
Director of Undergraduate Studies - Criminology
Michaela Ruppert is a criminologist whose teaching and research interests include delinquency, justice, and criminal punishment.
Michael Sauder

Michael Sauder, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Department Chair
Professor
Michael Sauder is Chair and Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Iowa, specializing in the sociology of organizations, theory, culture, and inequality.
Louise Seamster

Louise Seamster, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
Louise Seamster is a sociologist whose research examines contemporary mechanisms for the reproduction of racial and economic inequality. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology and the program of African American Studies at the University of Iowa.
Yongren Shi

Yongren Shi, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
Yongren Shi is a computational sociologist working in the areas of social networks, organizations, social psychology, and culture. He is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Iowa.
Bodi Vasi

Ion "Bodi" Vasi, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Bogdan Vasi's research focuses primarily on how social movements contribute to the diffusion of technological innovations, organizational change, and policymaking.
James Wo

James Wo, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Professor Wo’s research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of criminology, urban sociology, and planning and public affairs.
Marina Zaloznaya

Marina Zaloznaya, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Director of the European Studies Group
Marina Zaloznaya joined the Sociology faculty at the University of Iowa in 2012, after she received a Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University.