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Department Chair and Staff

Melissa Monson, PhD

Dr. Melissa Monson

Chair, Professor of Sociology

Specialty Areas: Gender, Ethnicity, Mass Media, Video Games

[email protected] 303-615-0882 Directory Profile
Vonda Knox

Vonda Knox

Program Coordinator

Central Classroom 106

[email protected] 303-615-0702 Directory Profile
Jill Scott, MA

Jill Scott, M.A.

Laboratory Coordinator

Specialty Areas: Biological Anthropology, Paleoanthropology, Human Biological Variation, Neandertals, Early Modern Humans, Homo naledi, Craniomandibular Anatomy

[email protected] 303-605-5806 Directory Profile
Angela Rodriguez

Angela Rodriguez, M.A.

Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist

Central Classroom 304

[email protected] 303-605-7115 Directory Profile

Anthropology Faculty

Rebecca Forgash, PhD

Dr. Rebecca Forgash

Professor of Anthropology

Director, Ethnography Laboratory; Specialty Areas: Linguistic Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Transnational Intimacy and Marriage, US Military and Militarization, Globalization, Language and Identity, East Asia, Japan, Okinawa, Guatemala

[email protected] 303-615-0425 Directory Profile
Michael Kolb, PhD

Dr. Michael Kolb

Professor of Anthropology

Co-Director, Laboratory of Anthropology; Specialty Areas: Archaeology, Complex Societies, Monumental Architecture, Archaeology of Power and Ritual, Europe, Oceania

[email protected] 303-615-0708 Directory Profile
Sanaa Riaz, PhD

Dr. Sanaa Riaz

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Specialty Areas: Cultural Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, Educational Anthropology, Anthropology of Religion, Historical Anthropology, Political Anthropology, Middle East and Islamic World, South Asia, Pakistan

[email protected] 303-615-1694 Directory Profile
Rich Sandoval, PhD

Dr. Rich Sandoval

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Specialty Areas: Linguistic Anthropology, Sociocultural Linguistics, Gesture and Multimodality, Interactional Approaches to Language Documentation, Language Ideology and History, Arapaho, Spanish-English Contact in the Southwest

[email protected] 303-615-1697 Directory Profile
Michala Stock, PhD

Dr. Michala Stock, D-ABFA

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Director, Human Identification Laboratory; Diplomate - American Board of Forensic Anthropology; Specialty Areas: Biological anthropology, Forensic anthropology, Skeletal growth and development, Intraspecific variation, Sexual dimorphism, Quantitative methods

[email protected] 303-605-7433 Directory Profile
Todd Yokley, PhD

Dr. Todd Yokley

Professor of Anthropology

Co-Director, Laboratory of Anthropology; Specialty Areas: Biological Anthropology, Paleoanthropology, Human Biological Variation, Neandertals, Nasofacial Anatomy

[email protected] 303-615-1339 Directory Profile

Sociology Faculty

Karam Adibifar, PhD

Dr. Karam Adibifar

Associate Professor of Sociology

Specialty Areas: Family Studies, Drugs and Society, Social Theory and Social Psychology, Middle Eastern Culture

[email protected] 303-615-1693 Directory Profile
Desire Anastasia, PhD

Dr. Desiré Anastasia

Associate Professor of Sociology

Specialty Areas: Body Modification, Yoga and Symbolic Interactionism, Intimate Partner Violence, Feminist Theory, Criminology, Deviance and Social Control

[email protected] 303-615-0120 Directory Profile
Ting Jiang, PhD

Dr. Ting Jiang

Professor of Sociology

Specialty Areas: Globalization, Welfare States, Social Inequality, Social Movements and Collective Behavior, Chinese Society, China's One Belt, One Road Initiative, Quantitative Methods, Spatial Analysis, Survey Research

[email protected] 303-615-0638 Directory Profile
Gesemia Nelson, PhD

Dr. Gesemia Nelson

Professor of Sociology

Specialty Areas: Inequality, Globalization, Methods, Survey

[email protected] 303-615-0924 Directory Profile
Brian O'Hara, PhD

Dr. Brian O'Hara

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Specialty Areas: Sports, Recreation, Leisure, Tourism, Qualitative Methods, Community and Urban Studies, Culture

[email protected] 303-605-7233 Directory Profile
David Piacenti, PhD

Dr. David Piacenti

Associate Professor of Sociology

Specialty Areas: Globalization, Immigration and Migration, Sociological Theory, Anthropological Theory, Theory of Science and Knowledge, Qualitative Methods, Racial and Ethnic Prejudice and Discrimination, Environmental Sociology

[email protected] 303-615-0997 Directory Profile
Nicholas Recker, PhD

Dr. Nicholas Recker

Professor of Sociology

Specialty Areas: Community Development, Organizational Structure, Social Capital, the Creative Class, Health, Crime

[email protected] 303-615-1043 Directory Profile
Rae Shevalier, PhD

Dr. Rae Shevalier

Professor of Sociology

Specialty Areas: Sociology of Education, School Reform Theory and Models, Childhood and Adolescent Socialization

[email protected] 303-615-1695 Directory Profile

Affiliate Faculty

Anthropology Affiliate Faculty

The best way to contact affiliate faculty is via e-mail.

Mr. Josef Garrett
Ms. Barbara Hughes
Mr. Michael Kilman
Dr. Su Il Kim
Dr. Hilary Morland
Dr. Kathryn Reusch
Dr. Jack Schultz
Dr. Heather Williams

Sociology Affiliate Faculty

The best way to contact affiliate faculty is via e-mail.

Ms. Natriece Bryant
Ms. Christy Derr
Ms. Kelli Gilbert
Dr. Christine Sheikh
Ms. Sally Stablein
Dr. Jay Watterworth

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Campus Location:
Central Classroom 106

Mailing Address:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Campus Box 28, P.O. Box 173362
Denver, Colorado 80217-3362

Phone:
303-615-1400

E-mail (Program Coordinator, Vonda Knox):
[email protected]

Fax:
303-556-5360