Nicholas Bakken (UW-L 2009) -432B
Wimberly; 608-785-8665; B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2004); M.A. and Ph.D., University of Delaware (2006, 2009). Nick teaches courses in introductory sociology, criminal justice, criminology, corrections, sociopharmacology, and research methods. His research interests are in the areas of prisoner reentry, substance use, the role of social factors in criminal desistance, and the evaluation of strategies for crime control and prevention. His current research explores the multiple pathways of criminal desistance among reentering drug-involved offenders and the etiology of adolescent substance use.
Laurie Cooper Stoll (UW-L 2012)- 432C;
Ext. 5-8664; B.A.
(2001) and M.A. (2004), University of Memphis; and Ph.D. (2011),
Loyola University Chicago. Laurie teaches courses in race,
gender and sexuality, sociology of education, sociology of
religion, and social inequalities. Her research examines
inequalities related to race, class, gender, and sexuality, in
the context of social institutions, particularly education and
religion. Laurie's work has been published in Qualitative
Sociology, Review of Religious Research, and
Social Movements, Conflict, and Change. She is
currently working on a book about race and gender inequality in
(UW-L 2001) - 437B Wimberly; 608-785-6776; B.A.,
(1992) University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign; M.S. (1994) and Ph.D.
(2000), University of Wisconsin-Madison. Enilda teaches The Social World, Social Research Methods I, Social Stratification, Demography, Sociological Aspects of Work and Life and Quantitative Social Research Seminar. Her research interests are in the areas of work and family, child care, social stratification, race and ethnicity, and demography. Enilda
is currently analyzing national level data on racial differences in
early childhood educational outcomes.
Timothy B. Gongaware
(UW-L 2001) - 437H Wimberly; 608-785-6772; B.A. from Kent State University; M.S. from Ohio University; Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. In addition to helping people explore sociology through our introductory courses, Tim teaches our senior options course on Qualitative Explorations as well as in the areas of collective behavior and social movements, social psychology, and sociological theory. His research interests center on social psychological issues, and he previously focused on teachers, school boards, school board members, and social movements. Recent research has included an ethnographic exploration of collective identities and collective memories in two Native American social movement organizations that are challenging educational systems and practices as well as with GLBT social movements. Currently, he is working on an ethnographic exploration of various hobby and leisure groups.
Patty Hart- 437N Wimberly; 608-785-6782;
Dr. Hart earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of
Hawaii at Manoa in 2013. She explores the ways in which the
media facilitate the imagination of citizenship, analyzing the
shared meanings, discourses, and practices which reproduce
national identities and organize social differences. Her
research interests include Cultural Sociology, Sociology of
Media, Qualitative Sociology, American Studies, Political
Sociology, Sociology of Race, Gender, & Class, and Social
Lisa Kruse (UW-L 2013)- 437A Wimberly; 608-785-6767; Ph.D. 2013 in Sociology from Western Michigan University. She received an M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Eastern Michigan University in 2007. Her research is largely focused on the phenomenon of surveillance, both among agents of control and in everyday applications. Lisa also specializes in qualitative and quantitative methods and critical criminology. She emphasizes the incorporation of multiple disciplines and methods in the study of social phenomena. In her personal life, she strives toward globally responsible consumption and holistic living, and is an avid runner. She resides with her partner, Josh, and their three cats, Idgie, Ruthie, and Ellie.
(UW-L 1998) - 437D Wimberly; 608-785-6777; B.S., UW-River Falls, M.A. and Ph.D., University of Arizona. Carol teaches courses in Comparative Sociology, Gender, and Urban/Rural Sociology. Her research is primarily in the areas of gender and World-systems Theory. Another research interest has led to her study of deer hunting activities. Overall, Carol's teaching and research revolve around economic and social changes,
occurring in Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest, as a result of globalization.
Dawn Norris (UW-L 2013)-437C Wimberly; 608-785-6771; Dr. Norris earned her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2012. She takes both quantitative and qualitative approaches to study the sociology of identity, aging and the life course, mental health, and work and occupations. She has published in journals such as Symbolic Interaction and Research on Aging, and Teaching Sociology. She is currently converting her dissertation research on job loss, identity, and mental health into an "undergraduate-friendly" academic book. In her free time, she enjoys camping, biking, making jewelry, singing, and learning about historic homes. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Thornton –
337 Wimberly; 608-785-6081; 2004; B.S., University of Wisconsin – La Crosse; M.A., University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee; ABD, Indiana University – Bloomington. Tim teaches courses in
social problems, research methodology, deviance, mental illness, and medical sociology. His research interests are in the areas of deviance and medical sociology. His current research examines suicide in a comparative framework. Tim is a huge Packer and Badger fan, and has been known to wear a cheesehead to class.
Kim Vogt, Dept Chair
(UW-L 1994) - 435A Wimberly; 608-785-8458; B.A., Alfred University (1981); M.A. and Ph.D., University of New Hampshire (1983, 1989). Kim teaches courses in criminology, criminal justice, delinquency, deviance, and quantitative social research. She also coordinates UW-L's interdisciplinary minor in criminal justice. Her research interests are in the areas of violence, particularly the study of homicide and suicide; hate crime; and risk behaviors among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth. Her current research involves examining gender differences in rates of juvenile homicide offending and victimization. She is a member of the Homicide Research Working Group, a national organization of researchers specializing in the study of homicide, and serves on the editorial board of the journal Homicide Studies.
(UW-L 1982)- 437I Wimberly; 608-785-8465; B.A., M.A., University of Northern Colorado; Ph.D., Western Michigan University. Bill teaches Social Psychology, the Sociology of Small Groups, Applied Social Research, Sociology of Sport, Marriage and Family, Drugs and Society, and The Social World. He has conducted a series of applied research projects with various clients in the area and region, including the United Way of La Crosse, the Coulee Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, and the Wisconsin Departments of Transportation (repeat drunk drivers) and Health and Human Services (diabetes among Native Americans). Most recently, Bill has been researching Autistic Spectrum Disorder treatments, which has resulted in published journal articles in Audiology and Medicine. He is currently working on research alternative criminal justice sanctions. In La Crosse County he is the Federal Evaluator for the Drug Court Program and in Trempealeau County he was the Federal Evaluator for four different alternative criminal justice programs.
Emeritus Faculty in Sociology/Anthropology/Archaeology
James Anderson (Sociology)
Phillip Berg (Sociology)
Robert Bilby (Sociology)
Jac Bulk (2011)- Sociology - email@example.com
Gerry Cox Sociology- firstname.lastname@example.org
James Gallagher- Archaeology
Al Gedicks (2012) Sociology - email@example.com
Joel Lazinger-Sociology- firstname.lastname@example.org
Susannah Lloyd (2012) Anthropology- email@example.com
Joeseph Motivans (deceased)- Sociology
Dean Sheils (deceased)- Sociology
Sheldon Smith - Anthropology- firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph Tiffany (2013)-Archaeology- email@example.com