Faculty Profile



Dr. Alessandro Bonanno received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Kentucky, taught the proposed courses in previous occasions and published scientific books and numerous refereed journal articles on society and culture of Italy.  Dr. Bonanno has native fluency in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese and an excellent knowledge of French.

Dr. Lee Miller Dr. Lee M. Miller   received her Ph.D from  Yale University 1995. Before joining  SHSU Sociology Department   she was Chief Academic Officer for Brethren Colleges Abroad (BCA), a study abroad consortium with undergraduate programs in 16 countries. For over a decade prior to joining BCA, Dr. Miller lived and worked in Italy. At Dickinson College's Center for European Studies in Bologna, Italy, Dr. Miller taught comparative sociology and created Dickinson's internship program there. Dr. Miller was also a guest lecturer on economic development and international cooperation at several Italian graduate programs. Her background includes an appointment with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as Program Officer in Italy for The Joint Program on Small and Medium Enterprise Development aimed at encouraging economic growth in emerging countries, especially India and Tunisia. Numerous research projects on Italian small-firm networks while employed at the Italian economic research institute, Nomisma, also attest to Miller's interest in political economy and organizations. Current research interests include political economy, social organization, inequality and deviance. She is fluent in Italian and published in three languages.