Faculty & Staff


Departmental Faculty


Crystal Brown 08-05-2019

Ms. Crystal Brown

936.294.4542
stdcgb17@shsu.edu


Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Dr. Emily Cabaniss

Dr. Emily Cabaniss

936.294.4085
erc016@shsu.edu


"We don't have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world."

Ms. Caron Cates

Ms. Caron Cates

936.294.1961
soc_ccc@shsu.edu


"Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
- Magaret Mead

Dr. Jin Young Choi

Dr. Jin Young Choi

936.294.3424
jyc002@shsu.edu


"If we are to achieve a richer culture, in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place."
- Magaret Mead

Dr. Douglas Constance

Dr. Douglas Constance
Director of Undergraduate Studies

936.294.1514
soc_dhc@shsu.edu


"I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will."
- Antonio Gramsci

Dr. Furjen Deng

Dr. Furjen Deng
Associate Chair

936.294.1515
soc_fjd@shsu.edu


"Power is not of a man. Wealth does not center in the person of the wealthy. Celebrity is not inherent in any personality. To be celebrated, to be wealthy, to have power requires access to major institutions."
- C. Wright Mills

Dr. Karen Douglas

Dr. Karen Douglas

936.294.1513
kmd007@shsu.edu


"The Philosophers have interpreted the world in different ways. What matters is changing it."
- Karl Marx

Dr. Jeffrey Gardner

Dr. Jeffrey Gardner

936.294.2373
jag175@shsu.edu


"The border became for me no longer a boundary line between two countries but rather a space of identity, a way of being."
- R. Aida Hernandez Castillo

Dr. Maki Hatanaka

Dr. Maki Hatanaka

936.294.4432
mxh018@shsu.edu


"Objectivity is not about dis-engagement, but about mutual and usually unequal structuring, about taking risks in a world where 'we' are permanently mortal, that is, not in 'final control'."
- Donna Haraway

Dr. Tze-Li Hsu

Dr. Tze-Li Hsu

936.294.2675
thsu@shsu.edu


"Vulnerability and inequality are a cumulative process, but there are always ways out."
- Glen H. Elder, Jr

Dr. Jason Konefal

Dr. Jason Konefal
Department Chair

936.294.1511
jtk007@shsu.edu


"For education among all kinds of men [humans] always has had, and always will have, an element of danger and revolution, of dissatisfaction and discontent."
- W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk

Dr. Olena Leipnik

Dr. Olena Leipnik

936.294.4087
oxl001@shsu.edu


"What is life? It is a flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset."
- Blackfeet Tribe

Dr. Lee Miller

Dr. Lee Miller
Director of Internships
Advisor for Minor in Community Leadership

936.294.1517
lmm007@shsu.edu


"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Mary Schererr

Dr. Mary Scherer

936.294.4537
mxs168@shsu.edu


"Questioning the ostensibly unquestionable premises of our way of life is arguably the most urgent of services we owe our fellow humans and ourselves."
- Zygmunt Bauman

Dr. Zeinab Shuker

Dr. Zeinab Shuker

936.294.3068
zfs003@shsu.edu


"The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear"
- Gramsci

Dr. Bart Stykes

Dr. Bart Stykes
Director of Graduate Studies

936.294.4122
jbs048@shsu.edu


"America's future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught; hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live."
- Jane Addams

Dr. Gene Theodori

Dr. Gene Theodori

936.294.4143
glt002@shsu.edu


"The future never belongs to the youth but belongs to all individuals caught in the cumulation of trivial decisions."
- Bill Burch

Dr. Brooklynn Wynveen

Dr. Brooklynn Wynveen

Online only
bjw028@shsu.edu


"When we give proper weight to local conditions, any generalization is a working hypothesis, not a conclusion."
- Lee Cronbach, 1975