Faculty & Staff

Information & Advising

Sociology & Criminal Justice    •    (208) 282-2170    •    room 307
Social Work    •    (208) 282-3377    •    room 323

Department Chair

Gesine K. Hearn, PhD    •    heargesi@isu.edu    •    Phone: (208) 282.4947 &   •    Fax: (208) 282-4733

Administrative Assistants

Debbie Francis    •    frandebr@isu.edu    •    Phone: (208) 282-2170    •    Fax: (208) 282-4733
Kevin Owens, BA    •    socwork@isu.edu    •    Phone: (208) 282-3377    •    Fax: (208) 282-4733



Full-Time Faculty      •      Adjunct Faculty      •      Emeriti Faculty      •     
Title IV-E Scholars Coordinator      •      Graduate Assistants      •      Child Welfare On-Site Trainers

Click on individual names below for additional information

Full-Time Faculty

TeresaCaseyTeresa Casey, Criminal Justice Program Director/Assistant Professor of Sociology

PH.D., University of California at Davis, 2011
M.A., University of California at Davis, 2004

Specialties:  Criminology • Stratification • Relationships

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 363  •  casetere@isu.edu  •  208-282-2576

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Gesine HearnGesine Hearn, Chair/Associate Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat, Erlangen-Nuremberg, 2006
R.N., Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat, Erlangen-Nuremberg, 1987
M.A., Eberhard-Karls-Universitat, Tubingen, Germany, 1993
Specialties:  Medical Sociology • Sociology of Health and Illness • Families

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 306  •  heargesi@isu.edu  •  208-282-4947

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Staci Jensen-HartStaci Jensen-Hart, Practicum Field Director/Associate Professor of Social Work

M.S.W., University of Utah, 1987


Specialties:  Social Work Practice Courses • Field Practicum

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 353  •  hartstac@isu.edu  •  208-282-3369

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Jeehoon KimJeehoon Kim, Assistant Professor of Social Work

Ph.D., University at Albany, NY, 2011
M.S.W., University at Albany, NY, 2003
M.H.E., Seoul National University, 1997
Specialties:  Aging and Family Studies • Macro Practice • Social Policy
Specialties:  • Quantitative Research Method

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 320  •  kimjeeh@isu.edu  •  208-282-4382

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Katrina RunningKatrina Running, Assistant Professor of Sociology    •    Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., University of Arizona, AZ, 2013
M.A., University of Arizona, AZ, 2009 - Sociology
M.A., University of Arizona, AZ, 2007 - Political Science
Specialties:  Climate Justice & Inequality • Social & Environmental Sustainability
Specialties:  • Int'l Climate Policy • New Economics

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 359  •  runnkatr@isu.edu  •  208-282-3463

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Jeremy ThomasJeremy Thomas, Assistant Professor of Sociology    •    Curriculum Vitae    •    Professional Webpage

Ph.D., Purdue University, 2012
M.S., Purdue University, 2007
M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary, 2002
Specialties:  Religion • Sex • Deviance • The Body

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 360  •  thomjer4@isu.edu  •  208-282-5737

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DJ WilliamsDJ Williams, Social Work Program Director/Assistant Professor of Social Work

Ph.D., University of Alberta, 2004
M.S.W., M.S., University of Utah, 2000

Specialties:  Deviant leisure • Forensic Leisure Science • Gambling in Prisons • Forensic
Specialties:  Social Work • Sociology of Sexuality • Narrative Methodology
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 349  •  willdj@isu.edu  •  208-282-2929

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Adjunct Faculty

Jesse N. Call-FeitJesse N. Call-Feit, Adjunct Instructor

M.A., Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, 2009
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 350  •  calljess@isu.edu  •  208-282-4438

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Scott ContorScott Contor, Adjunct Instructor

M.A., Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, 2012
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 350  •  contscot@isu.edu  •  208-282-4438

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Emily PriorEmily Prior, Adjunct Instructor

M.A., California State University-Northridge, Northridge, CA, 2011
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 362  •  prioemil@isu.edu  •  208-282-4968

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John WarnerJohn Warner, Adjunct Instructor

Ph.D., Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, ????
M.A., Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, ????
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 350  •  warnjohn@isu.edu  •  208-282-4438

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Tina ZavalaTina Zavala, Adjunct Instructor

M.A., Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, 2012
giantina@isu.edu

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Emeriti Faculty

James AhoJames Aho, Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Washington State University, 1971
M.A., Washington State University, 1968



ahojame@isu.edu

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Clifford BryanClifford Bryan, Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Western Michigan, 1971
M.A., Western Michigan, 1969

bryaclif@isu.edu

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Donald PiersonDonald Pierson, Professor Emeritus

D.S.W., University of California, 1984
M.S.W., Tulane University, 1971



pierdona@isu.edu

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Ann HunterAnn Hunter, Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., University of North Texas, 1991
M.A., University of North Texas, 1986



oakeann@isu.edu  •  208-282-2546

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Title IV-E Scholars Coordinator

Kimberly WacasterKimberly Wacaster, Title IV-E Scholars Coordinator/Lecturer in Social Work

M.S.W., Brigham Young University, 2000


Specialties:  Children and Families • At Risk Youth • Resiliency

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 356  •  wacakimb@isu.edu  •  208-282-2851

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Graduate Assistants

Acy BybeeAcy Bybee

bybeacy@isu.edu

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Ryen SmithRyen Smith

smitryen@isu.edu

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Child Welfare On-Site Trainers

Tara L. AshleyTara L. Ashley, LMSW

ashltara@isu.edu  •  208-239-6237

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Melissa BernierMelissa Bernier, LMSW

berneli@isu.edu  •  208-334-0735

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Amanda Clark-AndrejkovicsAmanda Clark-Andrejkovics, LCSW

clarama6@isu.edu  •  208-732-1374

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B. Keith OrchardB. Keith Orchard, MSW, LCSW

orchbria@isu.edu  •  208-665-8959

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