MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR - Welcome from Dr. Anna Zajicek

 

PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Shauna Morimoto
Vice-Chair
Director of Graduate Studies
Lori Holyfield
Undergraduate Program Director
Mindy Sue Engen
Director of Online Education

 

Christopher Shields
Internship Coordinator
 
 
 

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SOCIOLOGY AND CRIMINOLOGY DEPARTMENT

"Harnessing science to engage the social world"


MISSION

To produce and share scientific knowledge, prepare students for success in diverse social environments and promote positive social change by informing policy and practice.

VISION

By 2025, we will become a regional leader in research, and the attraction and retention of outstanding, diverse Sociology & Criminology students and faculty. 

CORE VALUES

 

Student Success

Student Success
 

Diversity and inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion
 

Contributions to policy and practice

Collaboration and Transparency
 
Commitment to Common Good
 Commitment to Common Good
 

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Celebration of Excellence

 

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People Spotlight

Don Willis

Don Willis, Ph.D.

ALUM
MA in Sociology | 2013
Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock
 
I was a sociology major as an undergraduate and knew that I was interested in this field. The University of Arkansas Sociology Department stood out to me as a program where I would have a lot of opportunities to get engaged with applied sociological research that impacted the surrounding community.
Hayden Lucas MA STUDENT Criminology

Hayden Lucas

MA STUDENT
Criminology
 
Hayden is a first year Graduate/Teaching Assistant pursuing a Master’s in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology. He received his B.A. in Criminology, and a minor in Sociology, at the University of Arkansas. His research focuses primarily on criminal law, specifically police policy and restorative justice.  For two and a half years of his undergraduate career, Hayden interned at a private Criminal Defense Law firm.
 
 
Rebecca Mader

Rebecca Mader

UNDERGRAD STUDENT
Double Major in
Criminal Justice &Sociology
 
My favorite course so far has been Criminal Law and Society, taught by Dr. Shields. I found this class extremely engaging and I looked forward to going to it every day.
 
I spent this past spring semester studying abroad in Berlin, Germany, and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.


 

Mindy Sue Engen Director of Online Education Professor

Mindy Sue Engen

DIRECTOR OF ONLINE EDUCATION,
PROFESSOR
 
 I'm living proof that quality public education, social programs, and access to affordable higher education changes lives.  My work is driven by my commitment to informed policy and practice. I want to help communities improve the circumstances in which people are situated and increase the availability and attractiveness of prosocial opportunities. 
 
 
 
 

 

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