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Sociology Program

Faculty

Omar Camarillo

Omar Camarillo ( CV )

Lecturer

Office: SBSC 320
Email: ocamarillo@utpa.edu

PhD Candidate, Texas A&M University
Academic interests: Crime, deviance, culture, research methods and statistics

Dr. William Donner

Dr. William Donner ( CV )

Associate Professor
Associate Director, Center for Survey Research

Office: SBSC 338
Phone: (956) 665-2367
Email: donnerwr@utpa.edu

PhD, University of Delaware, 2007
Academic interests: Environmental sociology, disasters, demography, quantitative methods and statistics

Dr. Steven Foy

Dr. Steven Foy ( CV )

Assistant Professor

Office: SBSC 360
Phone: (956) 665-3703
Email: foysl@utpa.edu

PhD, Duke University, 2013
Academic interests: Medical sociology, social psychology, race and ethnicity

Dr. Ramon Guerra

Dr. Ramon Guerra ( CV )

Associate Professor
Interim Department Chair

Office: SBSC 350
Phone: (956) 665-3339
Email: rsg6faa@utpa.edu

PhD, Southern Methodist University, 1989
Academic interests: Ethnic groups, interethnic relations, sociology of religion

Dr. Stephen Merino

Dr. Stephen Merino ( CV )

Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Student Advisor

Office: SBSC 324
Phone: (956) 665-3579
Email: merinosm@utpa.edu

PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, 2012
Academic interests: Sociology of religion, race/ethnicity, social psychology, social networks, intergroup relations

Dr. Salvatore Restifo

Dr. Salvatore Restifo ( CV )

Assistant Professor

Office: SBSC 333
Phone: (956) 665-8798
Email: restifosj@utpa.edu

PhD, The Ohio State University, 2013
Academic interests: Race/ethnicity, immigration, stratification/mobility, political economy, social movements, sociological theory

Dr. Igor Ryabov

Dr. Igor Ryabov ( CV )

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Director

Office: SBSC 342A
Phone: (956) 665-7874
Email: ryabovi@utpa.edu

PhD, Bowling Green State University, 2005
Academic interests: Demography, quantitative methods/statistics, immigration, race/class/gender

Dr. Jori Sechrist

Dr. Bienvenido Ruiz

Assistant Professor

Office: SBSC 362
Phone: (956) 665-7843
Email: ruizb@utpa.edu

PhD Northwestern University, 2013
Academic interests: Race/ethnicity, U.S. Latino populations, international migration, social stratification, sociology of education

Dr. Guanz-zhen Wang

Dr. Guanz-zhen Wang ( CV )

Professor

Office: SBSC 335
Phone: (956) 665-3322
Email: gzwang@utpa.edu

PhD, University of North Texas, 1996
Academic interests: Gender, reproductive health

 

Staff

Jesse Medina

Jesse Medina

Administrative Assistant II

Office: SBSC 342A
Phone: (956) 665-3321
Email: jmedinaz1@utpa.edu