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  • Sean Taudin Chabot, PhD
    Sean Taudin Chabot, PhD
    Professor and Chair of Sociology
    Patterson 329-E
    Phone: 509.359.6239

    PhD: University of Amsterdam
    Courses Taught:
    SOCI 362: Sociology of Politics
    SOCI 465: Contemporary Sociological Theory
    SOCI 485: Sociology of Revolution
    SOCI 490: Sociology Capstone

    Research:
    Transnational Roots of the Civil Rights Movement, Love and Revolution, The Gandhian Repertoire as Transformative Invention, The Violence of Nonviolence: Problematizing Nonviolent Resistance in Iran and Egypt, The Transnational Diffusion and the African American Reinvention of Gandhian Repertoire, Decolonizing Civil Resistance, Rethinking Nonviolent Action and Contentious Politics: Political Cultures of Nonviolent Opposition in the Indian Independence Movement and Brazil's Landless Workers Movement.

    Community Engagement:
    McNair Scholars mentor. 

  • Sue Marie Wright, PhD
    Sue Marie Wright, PhD
    Professor
    Patterson 329-C
    Phone: 509.359.4817

    PhD: University of Oregon
    Courses Taught:
    SOCI 101: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
    SOCI 321: SEX AND GENDER
    SOCI 370: SOCIOLOGY OF FAMILY
    SOCI 483: SOCIOLOGY OF CHILDREN

    Research:
    "Women and the Charismatic Community:  Defining the Attraction."  "Mothers on the Job:  Maternity Policy in the U.S. Workplace."  "Feminist Family Values: Parenting in Third Wave Feminism and Empowering All Family Members."
    Community Engagement:
    Spokane Area Study of the Youth Media Campaign, PEP and Tween Culture.  Collaborative project including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Spokane Regional Health District, and Spokane Public School District 81. Spokane Youth Services Organization Survey.
    Survey development, implementation, and analysis of support services for middle school aged youth in Spokane:  Funded through Priority Spokane by Inland Northwest Community Foundation, Harriet Cheney Cowles Foundation, and Empire Health Foundation. 

  • Dale M. Lindekugel, PhD
    Dale M. Lindekugel, PhD
    Professor
    Patterson 311-R
    Phone: 509.359.2489

    PhD: University of Montana
    Courses Taught:
    SOCI 101: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
    SOCI 263: SOCIAL PROBLEMS
    SOCI 301: SURVEY OF CRIMINOLOGY
    CRIM 330: SOCIAL SCIENCE RESERCH METHODS
    SOCI 363: SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE
    SOC  452: JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
    SOCI 455: CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY 

    Biography:
    Dr. Lindekugel is a Sociologist who specializes in deviance, criminology and social problems. He grew up on the northern plains, has a very old Dachshund named Willie, rides a Harley-Davidson and has been at Eastern since a previous millennium. 

  • Todd A. Hechtman, PhD
    Todd A. Hechtman, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Patterson 329-A
    Phone: 509.359.4243

    PhD: University of California at Santa Barbara
    Courses Taught:
    SOCI 101: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
    SOCI 263: SOCIAL PROBLEMS
    SOCI 357: METHOD FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH
    SOCI 481: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
    SOCI 482: IDENTITY AND POWER
    SOCI 488: SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION
    SOCI 489: DOING SOCIOLOGY 

    Research:
    Dr. Hechtman's research emphasizes social identity, particularly the complex ways in which multiple cultural discourses and institutional contexts combine in a single individual. His current project on "Sociological Morality" is an attempt to infuse the idea of morality with basic Sociological foundations as well as to engage Sociology with moral action.
    Community Engagement:
    TRIO McNair Faculty Research Mentor. 

  • Pui-Yan Lam, PhD
    Pui-Yan Lam, PhD
    Professor
    Patterson 311N
    Phone: 509.359.7933

    PhD: Washington State University
    Courses Taught:
    SOCI 320: Race and Ethnic Relations
    SOCI 351: Social Stratification
    SOCI 472: Sociology of Religion
    SOCI 489: Doing Sociology

  • Dr. Robert Bartlett
    Dr. Robert Bartlett
    Senior Lecturer/Public Sociology
    329-B Patterson Hall

    PhD: Gonzaga University
    Courses Taught:
    ITGS 120 FYE South Africa Land of Struggle
    SOCI 101: Introduction to Sociology
    CSBS 200: Introduction to Leadership
    SOCI 263: Social Problems
    SOCI 470: Social Change 

    Research:
    Black paratroopers in Washington State During WWII, The First Black Smokejumper; Operation Firefly and the Triple Nickle; The Intersection of Race and Sports; The Spokane River: a Biography.
    Public Sociology:
    Humanities Washington Speaker Bureau; Airway Heights Correctional Center (AHCC) Spokane, WA, African American Literature Program (AALP) Offender program.
    Community Engagement:
    Columnist for Spokane's Black Lens Newspaper.
    Keynote Speaker, 3rd Annual Inland Northwest Student Affairs Colloquium, North Idaho College, "Build it and they will come."
    Co-presenter, 19th Annual Faculty Staff of Color Conference (FSOCC), Vancouver, WA, "A conversation about Academic Activism in the 21st Century."
    Researcher contributer, Siskiyou Smokejumpers Base Museum project, Cave Junction, OR. 

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/ewuphoto/sets/72157675387902850

  • Kerryn Bell, PhD
    Kerryn Bell, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Patterson 311-Q
    Phone: 509.359.6921

    PhD: Ohio State University
    Courses Taught:

    SOCI 301 SURVEY OF CRIMINOLOGY 
    CRIM 360: WOMEN IN PRISON
    CRIM 416: COMPARATIVE CJ SYSTEMS
    SOCI 452: JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
    CRIM 460: PENOLOGY
    CRIM 490: CRIMINAL JUSTICE SENIOR CAPSTONE 

    Kerryn E. Bell is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Eastern Washington University. Her research interests include prison violence and recidivism as well as the intersectionality of gender and race/ethnicity with criminal offending. 

  • Scott Mathers
    Scott Mathers
    Assistant Professor
    Patterson 311-0

    PhD: Mississippi State University
    Courses Taught:
    CRIM 300: INTRODUCTION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
    CRIM 330: SOCIAL SCIENCE RESERCH METHODS
    CRIM 420: PEACMAKING CRIMINOLOGY
    CRIM 421: RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
    CRIM 490: CRIMINAL JUSTICE SENIOR CAPSTONE 

  • John Goldman
    John Goldman
    Senior Lecturer
    Patterson 311-P
    Phone: 509.359.7876

    MA: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
    Courses Taught:
    CRIM 300: INTRODUCTION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
    CRIM 340: ETHICS IN CRIMMINAL JUSTICE
    CRIM 468: POLICE SYSTEM & PRACTICE
    CRIM 302: CRIMINAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATION & ADMINISTRATION
    CRIM 490: CRIMINAL JUSTICE SENIOR CAPSTONE

  • Joe Tedescoe, PhD
    Joe Tedescoe, PhD
    Faculty/Applied Sociology
    329 D Patterson Hall
    Phone: 509-359-6027

    PhD: Washington State University
    Sections Taught:
    SOCI 101: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
    SOCI 263: SOCIAL PROBLEMS
    CRIM 330: SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH METHOD
    SOCI 398/351: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL STATISTICS
    SOCI 321: SEX AND GENDER
    SOCI 471: SOCIOLOGY OF WORK
    SOCI 320: RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS
    SOCI 370: SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY
    SOCI 463: COMPLEX ORGANIZATIONS
    SOCI 486: CONTEMPORARY WORLD SYSTEMS
    Research:
    Social Facilitation, Communication Anxiety, Clinical Sociology, Music Performance Anxiety, Two-factor theory Conditioning, Collective Efficacy, Latina/Latino Agricultural Ethnographic Research, Employment Anxieties among International Students.

    Community Engagement:
    Operation Firefly with Dr. Bartlett: Black Paratroopers "Triple Nickle" - the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, the US Army's first all-black Airborne Infantry who cross-trained and served as smokejumpers in the northwest in 1945.
    Latina/Latino famila and children agricultural health risks and safety: Anthology of Central Valley Washington Agricultural Anxiety Factors.

  • Meredith Peterson
    Meredith Peterson
    Office Manager
    Patterson 329-F
    Phone: 509.359.2335
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