Meet the Sociology Faculty

sociology faculty

Tom Heddleston

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz, 2012; M.S., Florida State University, 2003; B.A., University of Virginia, 1998. Dr. Heddleston teaches in the areas of criminology and deviance.

Stephanie Hilwig

Associate Professor of Sociology, Ph. D., University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 2003; M.A., Cal State at Fullerton, 1998; B.A., Adams State College, 1994. Dr. Hilwig teaches in the areas of social statistics, criminology, environmental sociology, and social theory.

Michael Martin

Professor of Sociology and Social Welfare, Ph.D., Washington State University, 1979; MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 1985; M.A., Louisiana State University, 1975; B.S., Texas A&M University, 1973. Dr. Martin is the Chair of the Department of Sociology and teaches in the areas of social problems and social welfare.

Benjamin Waddell

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2011; M.A, University of New Mexico, 2009; B.A., University of Colorado, 2005. Mr. Waddell teaches in the areas of racial and ethnic relations, education, social psychology, and social inequality.

Grace Young

Professor of Sociology, Ph.D., McGill University, 1996; M.A., University of Chicago, 1985; B.A., Kalamazoo College, 1978. Dr. Young teaches in the areas of research methods, crime and delinquency, marriage and the family, and gender.