Sociology & Human Services - About Our Faculty & Staff

About Our Faculty & Staff

Dr. Carolina Alonso
Assistant Professor of Spanish and Gender & Women's Studies

Expertise

  • U.S. Latina/o Literature
  • Chicana/o Studies
  • Women’s and Gender studies
  • Spanish for Second Language Learners 
  • Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Education

  • Ph.D., Spanish, with subspecialties in US Latino and Latin American Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Houston, 2015
  • Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, University of Houston, 2014
  • M.A., Spanish Latin American Literature, University of Texas-Pan American, 2009
  • B.A., Spanish, University of Texas-Pan American, 2007

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Dr. Carolina Alonso is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Keri Brandt
Professor of Sociology and Gender and Women’s Studies

Expertise

  • Gender and sexuality
  • Animals and society
  • Queer theory
  • Feminist theory
  • Social inequality and social justice
  • Feminist qualitative methodology
  • Social psychology

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Colorado, 2005
  • B.A., Fort Lewis College, 1995

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Dr. Keri Brandt is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Rebecca Clausen
Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology

Expertise

  • Environmental Sociology
  • Human Ecology
  • Global Food Systems
  • Political Economy

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2008
  • M.S., University of Oregon, 2003
  • B.S., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1999

Contact:

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Dr. Rebecca Clausen is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Janine Fitzgerald
Professor of Sociology/Human Services

Interests

  • Latin American Sociology
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Poetry and Metaphor in Social Change and Movements

Education

  • Ph.D., The University of New Mexico, 1996
  • M.A., The University of New Mexico, 1990
  • B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1987

Contact:

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Dr. Janine Fitzgerald is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Anthony J. Nocella II
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology, Peace and Conflict Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, Environmental Studies, Forensic Studies, and Teacher Education

Expertise

  • U.S. Criminal Justice 
  • Critical Terrorism
  • Critical Criminology
  • Transformative Justice
  • Youth Justice
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Disability Pedagogy
  • Eco-ability
  • Critical Animal Studies
  • Hip Hop Studies
  • Peace & Conflict Studies
  • School to Prison Pipeline
  • Anarchist Studies
  • Green Criminology
  • Social Justice
  • Inclusive Education
  • Gender & Women’s Studies

Education

  • Ph.D., Social Science, Syracuse University, 2011
  • M.S., Cultural Foundations of Education, Syracuse University, 2008
  • Graduate Certificate, International Conflict Management, Syracuse University, 2005
  • Graduate Certificate, Women’s and Gender Studies, Syracuse University, 2005
  • M.A., Peacemaking and Conflict Studies, Fresno Pacific University, 2003
  • Graduate Certificate, Mediation, Fresno Pacific University, 2002
  • B.A., Political Science, Pre-Law, and Public Administration, University of St. Thomas, 2000

Contact:

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Dr. Anthony J. Nocella II is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Katherine Smith
Visiting Instructor of Sociology

Expertise

  • Gerontology
  • Social Psychology
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Education

  • M.A., Sociology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Contact:

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Katherine Smith is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Our Staff

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