Loyola University Maryland

Sociology Department


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Phyllis Krivak

Sociology Department Administrative Assistant
Beatty Hall 303

Becky Dellinger

Sociology Department Work study


Giselle Ferretto

Affiliate Assistant Professor
Beatty Hall 315

Courses Frequently Taught:SC402 Social Work Practicum and Seminar 

See Gisele Ferretto's bio.

Dr. Michelle Gawerc

GawercAssistant Professor
Beatty Hall 306

Research Interests and Activities: Dr. Gawerc’s main research interests include the sociology of peace, war, and social conflict, social movements, organizational studies, and ethnic relations in an international context. Her primary area of focus is Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, although her interests extend more generally to societies in or emerging from protracted conflict.

Courses Frequently Taught:SC102 Societies and Institutions, SC339 Conflict, War and Peace, SC376  Israel/Palestine: Conflict Narratives, Media Framing and Peacebuilding, SC377 Social Movements and Social Protest,  SC441 Seminar: Reconciliation and Justice after (and during) Violent Conflict.  Dr. Gawerc participates in Messina.

See Michelle Gawerc's bio.

Ashley Fundack, MSFundack

Affiliate Instructor
Beatty Hall 315

Research Interests and Activities: Ashley Fundack is a PhD Student in Criminal Justice at Capella University. She has an MS in Judicial Administration Global and Homeland Security from Phoenix University and an MS in Criminal Justice from the University of Baltimore. Her BA in Sociology\Criminal Justice is from Saint Francis University. 
Ashley has presented papers on sex offenders and sexual homicides at ACJS. Ashley is currently writing a textbook on Sexual Offenders.

Courses Taught: SC367 Criminal Justice

Dr. Joshua Hendrick

HendrickAssistant Professor
Beatty Hall 308

Research Interests and Activities: Dr. Hendrick’s teaching and research interests overlap in the fields of political sociology, social movements, the sociology of religion, human rights, and development studies with a primary regional focus in Turkey, and a secondary focus in the broader Middle East.  

Courses Frequently Taught: SC102 Societies and Institutions, SC378 Islamic Political Identity and Activism, SC373 Sociology of Human Rights, SC374 Sociology of Development, Theory, SC344 Qualitative Sociological Inquiry.  Dr. Hendrick participates in Messina.

See Joshua Hendrick's bio

Dr. Julie Knight

Affiliate Assistant Professor
Beatty Hall 315

Research Interests and Activities:  Dr. Knight’s research interests are interdisciplinary in nature, including economic sociology, human geography and globalization.  Her most recent research focuses on understanding the complex motivations of transnational migrants.

Courses Frequently Taught: SC102 Societies and Institutions, SC440 Global Sociology..

Dr. Amanda Konradi

Assistant Professor
Beatty Hall 313
410-617-5401 (e-mail is preferred)

Research Interests and Activities: Dr. Konradi's research has focused on the prosecution of sexual assault and gendering of the criminal justice process and on the teaching of social problems.

Courses Frequently Taught: SC101 Self and Society, SC210Introduction to Gender Studies, SC331 Deviance and Social Control,SC342Social Research Methods, SC344 Qualitative Sociological Inquiry, SC367 Criminal Justice, SC498 Forensic Studies Experience, SC430 Gender and Justice. Dr. Konradi participates in Messina.

See Amanda Konradi's bio and C.V.

Dr. Mark F. Peyrot

Beatty Hall 316

Research Interests and Activities: Dr. Peyrot’s current research examines psychosocial aspects in the management of and adjustment to chronic disease, especially diabetes.

Courses Frequently Taught: SC101 Self and Society, SC102 Societies and Institutions, SC106 Health and Society,SC211 Political Commentary in Popular Media, SC364 Psychosocial Factors in Health, Illness, and Medicine, SC410Seminar: Social Organization of Everyday Life, SC414Seminar: Psychosocial Factors in Health, Illness, and Medicine

See Mark Peyrot's bio, or view his C.V. (PDF).

Ingrid Pfoertch

Affiliate Assistant Professor
Beatty Hall 315

Courses Frequently Taught: SC103 American Society and SC205 Social Problems.


William Sheppard, MA

Affiliate Instructor
Beatty Hall  315

Research Interests and Activities: Mr. Sheppard's current research includes the analysis of cultural systems of power including ethnicity, race and religion through the study of material culture in Historic Archaeology. Mr. Sheppard has conducted and directed research and excavations of archaeological sites in the Eastern United States ranging from Late Woodland Native American, early Colonial through late 18th and 19th century domestic and industrial sites.

Courses Frequently Taught: SOC 104 Cultural Anthropology

See William Sheppard's C.V.

SmithDr. H. Lovell Smith

Assistant Professor
Beatty Hall 314

Courses Frequently Taught: SC103 American Society, SC221 Sociology of Race, Class, and Gender, SC331 Deviance and Social Control,SC361 Social Inequality, SC343 Survey Design and Analysis,SC365Neighborhood and Community in Urban America, SC448 Seminar: Analyzing Race, Class, and Gender. Dr. Smith participates in Messina.

See Lovell Smith's bio.

Jill-Kristi Tyler, MSW

Affiliate Assistant Professor
Beatty Hall 315

Courses Frequently Taught: SC214Introduction to Social Work, SC309Child Welfare

See  Jill-Kristi Tyler's bio.

Dr. Barbara Vann

Associate Professor & Department Chair
Beatty Hall 305

Research Interests and Activities:

Courses Frequently Taught:SC101 Self and Society, SC210 Introduction to Gender Studies, SC220Sociology of Sexuality, SC355 Sociological Theory, SC230 Introduction to Czech Culture and Society, SC361  Social Inequality, SC421   Seminar: Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality. Dr. Vann participates in Messina.

See Barbara Vann's bio, or view her CV (PDF)


Dr. Michael G. Burton Burton

Professor Emeritus, Retired 2011



Dr. Jai P. Ryu

Professor, Retired 2012


KeaneM. Antonia Keane, MA

Associate Professor, Retired 2014