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.
John Barnshaw (UW-L 2013)- 437E Wimberly; 608-785-8457
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.
Lisa Kruse (UW-L 2013)- 437A Wimberly; 608-785-8457;
Letukas (UW-L 2012)- 437N Wimberly; 608-785-6782; B.A. Millersville
University of Pennsylvania (2006); M.A.
and Ph.D., University of Delaware (2008, 2012). Lynn
teaches courses in race and ethnic relations, environmental
sociology and sociological foundations. Her research interests
focus broadly on constructionist theory in areas ranging from
disaster and catastrophe to sexual risk to media and culture.
Lynn’s current research explores the role of political
punditry in the current media environment.
Her research has been
recently published in Health Sociology Review and
Peter Marina (UW-L 2013)- 437K Wimberly;
Peter Marina (UW-L 2013)- 437K Wimberly; 608-785-8457;
(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; 608-785-8457;
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerry Cox Sociology- email@example.com
James Gallagher- Archaeology
Al Gedicks (2012) Sociology - firstname.lastname@example.org
Joel Lazinger-Sociology- email@example.com
Susannah Lloyd (2012) Anthropology- firstname.lastname@example.org
Joeseph Motivans (deceased)- Sociology
Dean Sheils (deceased)- Sociology
Sheldon Smith - Anthropology- email@example.com
Joseph Tiffany (2013)-Archaeology- firstname.lastname@example.org