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Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas

Department Chair/Professor of Sociology

Office: C.H. Kegel Liberal Arts 306

(208) 282-2170

jeremythomas@isu.edu

Website

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

Specialties: Religion • Sexuality • Deviance • The Body

Administrative Assistants

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Jamie Gross

Administrative Assistant

Office: C.H. Kegel Liberal Arts 307

(208) 282-2170

jamiegross@isu.edu

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JoMax Christensen

Administrative Assistant

Office: C.H. Kegel Liberal Arts 307

(208) 282-3377

josephchristensen2@isu.edu

Sociology Faculty

Morey Burnham

Morey Burnham

MA in Sociology Program Director/Assistant Professor of Sociology

Office: C.H. Kegel Liberal Arts 125

(208) 282-3073

moreyburnham@isu.edu

Website

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

Gesine Hearn

Gesine Hearn

BA in Sociology Program Director/Professor of Sociology

Office: C.H. 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: C.H. 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

Deirdre Caputo-Levine

Deirdre Caputo-Levine

Associate Professor of Sociology

Office: C.H. Kegel Liberal Arts 359

(208) 282-1253

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

Katrina Running

Associate Professor of Sociology

Office: C.H. Kegel Liberal Arts 362

(208) 282-5571

trinarunning@isu.edu

Website

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

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Scott Contor

Visiting Lecturer

Office: C.H. Kegel Liberal Arts 356

(208) 282-4531

scottcontor@isu.edu

M.A., Idaho State University, 2012

Sarah Liftawi

Visiting Criminology Lecturer and Field Director

Office: C.H. Kegel Liberal Arts 318

(208) 282-5385

sarahliftawi@isu.edu

Social Work Faculty

Fredi Giesler

MSW Program Director/Assistant Professor of Social Work

Office: C.H. 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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Ines W. Jindra

BASW Program Director/Assistant Professor of Social Work

Office: C.H. Kegel Liberal Arts 349

(208) 282-3369

ineswengerjindra@isu.edu

Website

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 

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Darci Graves

MSW Co-Director/Gender and Sexuality Studies Program Director/Assistant Professor of Social Work

Office: C.H. 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

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JoAnn Martinez

Social Work Field Director/Lecturer

Office: C.H. Kegel Liberal Arts 348

(208) 282-4749

joannmartinez@isu.edu

M.S.W., Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID, 2010

Specialties: Effectiveness of Treatment Courts • Trauma Informed Practice • Macro Practice • Intersection between mental health, substance abuse, trauma and criminal justice • Veterans • Crisis Intervention for Teams • Cultural Awareness

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Jon Burnham, LCSW

Lecturer of Social Work

Office: C.H. 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

Sally Hageman

Sally Hageman

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Office: C.H. 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

Jeehoon Kim

Jeehoon Kim

Associate Professor of Social Work

Office: C.H. Kegel Liberal Arts 320

(208) 282-4868

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

DJ Williams

Professor of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminology

Office: C.H. Kegel Liberal Arts 317

(208) 282-2582

djwilliams@isu.edu

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

Specialties: Deviant Leisure • Forensic Science • Sexuality

Jona Jacobson

Visiting Lecturer

Office: C.H. Kegel Liberal Arts 319

(208) 282-4056

jonajacobson2@isu.edu

Professional Staff

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Allison Huerta

Title IV-E Child Welfare Scholars Coordinator

Office: C.H. Kegel Liberal Arts 321

(208) 282-2851

allisonhuerta@isu.edu

Georgia Hart-Fredeluces

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Office: C.H. Kegel Liberal Arts 124

(208) 282-1257

georgiahartfredel@isu.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Henry Evans

Adjunct Faculty

Office: Rendezvous 157D

(208)-282-4223

henryevans@isu.edu

Associate Director
EQUITY AND INCLUSION, OFFICE OF

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Anne Preston

Adjunct Faculty

Office: C.H. Kegel Liberal Arts

(208) 282-2170

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Jessica Sargent

Adjunct Faculty

Office: C.H. Kegel Liberal Arts

(208) 282-2170

jessicasargent@isu.edu

Graduate Teaching Assistants

Miriam Brundage
miriambrundage@isu.edu

Colleen Davidson
C.H. Kegel Liberal Arts 315 
colleendavidson@isu.edu

Sadie Gough
sadiegough@isu.edu

Samantha Grim
C.H. Kegel Liberal Arts 315
samanthagrim@isu.edu

Marley Held
C.H. Kegel Liberal Arts 123
marleyheld@isu.edu 

Jacob Harris
C.H. Kegel Liberal Arts 347
jacobharris@isu.edu 

Kehinde Mosaku 
C.H. Kegel Liberal Arts 316
kehindemosaku@isu.edu

Allegra Sundstrom
C.H. Kegel Liberal Arts 123
allegrasundstrom@isu.edu

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