Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Since all human behavior is social, few fields have such broad scope and relevance for research, theory, and the application of knowledge.


Three distinguished faculty members of the Sociology Department began their retirements in Summer 2020.  We celebrate and honor their extraordinary accomplishments and wish them the best in their new phase of life.  Bill, Dave, and Mary, you will be sorely missed. 

Check out their profiles below:

David J. Ekerdt 

William G. Staples

Mary K. Zimmerman


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