Sociology & Human Services

Faculty & Staff

Keri Brandt , Chair/Associate Professor
79 Reed Library
Education: 1995 BA Political Science, Fort Lewis College
2005 PhD Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder
Interests: Social Theory, Gender, Sexuality, Human-Animal Studies

Rebecca J. Clausen, Assistant Professor
75 Reed Library
Education: B.S., University of Oregon, 1999
M.S., University of Oregon, 2003
Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2008
Interests: Social drivers of environmental change, Political economy of global food systems, Marine fishery degradation

Janine Fitzgerald, Professor
77 Reed Library
Education: B.A., University of Colorado, 1987
M.A., University of New Mexico, 1990
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1996
Interests: Latin American Sociology, Environmental Sociology, Poetry and Metaphor in Social Change and Movements

Mark Seis, Associate Professor
81 Reed Library
Education: B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1987
M.S. University of Wisconsin, 1989
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1996
Interests:  The study of the social construction and distribution of political, economic and social power.  Understanding the social construction of power is essential for creating meaningful social change aimed at democratizing social relationships and resources, and recognizing our kinship with all human and nonhuman life.  

Jennifer Stark, Visiting Instructor
71 Reed Library
Former Fort Lewis College alumni, two term AmeriCorps participant and current AmeriCorps coordinator
Interests: study of public participation and involvement in nonprofit, association and institutional social structures particularly how they relate or conflict with sustainable, subsistence or wild human and animal systems.

Carey Vicenti, Associate Professor
83 Reed Library
Education: B.S., Oregon State University, 1983
J.D., University of New Mexico, 1985

Dawn Widen, Administrative Assistant II
230 Noble Hall