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Department Chair

Jeremy N. Thomas, PhD • jeremythomas@isu.edu 

Administrative Assistants

Jamie Gross • jamiegross@isu.edu
Phone: Sociology (208) 282-2170

JoMax Christensen • josephchristensen2@isu.edu
Phone: Social Work (208) 282-3377


Fax: (208) 282-4733

 

Full-Time Faculty     Adjunt Faculty    Emeriti     Graduate Assistants

Full-Time Faculty

Tara Ashley, LCSW

Field Director/Lecturer

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 348

(208) 244-8295

taraashley@isu.edu

M.S.W., Simmons School of Social Work, MA, 1997

Specialties: Children and Families • Trauma Informed Practice • Child Welfare • Emergency Room Social Work • Sexual Abuse

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Jon Burnham, LCSW

Assistant Lecturer of Social Work

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 354

(208) 282-2655

jonburnham2@isu.edu

M.S.W., Northwest Nazarene University, 2003

Specialties: Juvenile Corrections • Sexual Offenders • Individual and Family Counseling • Grief and Loss • Trauma Informed Care

Morey Burnham

Morey Burnham

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 349

moreyburnham@isu.edu

http://moreyburnham.weebly.com/

Ph.D., Utah State U, Human Dimensions of Ecosystem Science & Management, 2014
M.S., Antioch University New England, Environmental Studies, 2008

Specialties: Climate Change Adaptation and Vulnerability • Agriculture • Water • Livelihoods

Deirdre Caputo-Levine

Deirdre Caputo-Levine

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 359

deirdrecaputolevi@isu.edu

Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook Department of Sociology, 2015
M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook Department of Sociology, 2008

Specialties: Prisoner Reentry • Punishment • Critical Criminology • Race and Ethnicity • Social Theory

Fredi Giesler

MSW Program Director/Assistant Professor of Social Work

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 322

(208) 282-1236

ednagiesler@isu.edu

Ph.D., University of Washington, WA, 2002
M.S.W., University of Washington, WA, 1991

Specialties: Prevention Science • Social Welfare Policy • Child and Family Welfare • Housing

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Darci Graves

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 353

(208) 282-3383

darcigraves@isu.edu

MSW - Boise State University, 2011
Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education - Washington State University, 2019

Specialties: Anti-Poverty Social Work Practice • Social Policies on Poverty and Homelessness • U.S. Gun Culture • Qualitative and Arts-Informed Research Methods

Sally Hageman

Sally Hageman

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 350

(208) 282-3676

sallyhageman@isu.edu

Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 2019
M.S.W., University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), CA, 2007

Specialties: Social Determinants of Health • Financial Capability Asset Building (FCAB)/Financial Social Work (FSW) • Public Health Social Work

Gesine Hearn

Gesine Hearn

Associate Professor of Sociology

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 360

(208) 282-4947

gesinehearn@isu.edu

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

Anthony Hoskin

Anthony Hoskin

Criminology Program Director/Professor of Sociology

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 363

(208) 282-2576

anthonyhoskin@isu.edu

Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany, 1999

Specialties: Interpersonal Violence • Biosocial Criminology • Quantitative Methods

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Ines W. Jindra

BSW Director/Assistant Professor of Social Work

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 344

(208) 282-3369

ineswengerjindra@isu.edu

https://gordon.academia.edu/InesWJindra

MSW, Department of Social Work and Social Policy, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
PhD, Department of Education and Educational Psychology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Specialties: Narrative Biographical Interviews • Homelessness and Poverty • Faith-based Organizations, Religion, and Spirituality 

Jeehoon Kim

Jeehoon Kim

BSW Program Director/Associate Professor of Social Work

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 320

jeehoonkim@isu.edu

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 • Quantitative Research Method

Katrina Running

Katrina Running

Director of Graduate Studies/Associate Professor of Sociology

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 362

trinarunning@isu.edu

https://katrinarunning.com/

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 • Social Research Methods • Gender

Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas

Director Gender & Sexuality Studies/Associate Professor of Sociology

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 306

jeremythomas@isu.edu

http://www.jeremythomas.org/

Ph.D., Purdue University, 2012
M.S., Purdue University, 2007
M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary, 2002

Specialties: Religion • Sexuality • Deviance • The Body

DJ Williams

DJ Williams

Professor of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminology

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 317

djwilliams@isu.edu

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

Specialties: Deviant Leisure • Forensic Science • Sexuality

Adjunct Faculty

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Scott Contor

Adjunct Instructor

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 321

scottcontor@isu.edu

M.A., Idaho State University, 2012

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Dipa Sharma Gautam

Adjunct Instructor

dipasharmagautam@isu.edu

M.A., Idaho State University, 2016

Emeriti Faculty

James Aho

James Aho

Professor Emeritus

jamesaho@isu.edu

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

Ann Hunter

Ann Hunter

Professor Emeritus

annhunter@isu.edu

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

Donald Pierson

Donald Pierson

Professor Emeritus

donaldpierson@isu.edu

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

Title IV-E Scholars Coordinator

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Jenna Thompson

Title IV-E Child Welfare Scholar's Coordinator

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 321

(208) 282-2851

jennathompson@isu.edu

M.S.W., Boise State University, 2014
B.A., Idaho State University, 2012

Graduate Teaching Assistants

Elizabeth Bennett

elizabethbennett@isu.edu

Subash Pandey

subashpandey@isu.edu

Kenna Ellingson

kennaellingson@isu.edu

Sarah Liftawi

sarahliftawi@isu.edu

Jessica Reynolds

jessicareynolds@isu.edu

Ashley Siler

ashleysiler@isu.edu