Department of Sociology
The University bestows the designation "Graduate Faculty" upon faculty following review of their credentials and recommendation by their colleagues. The University maintains three levels of graduate faculty: (1) Full, (2) Associate, and (3) External.
Only Full graduate faculty members may chair doctoral committees. Full or Associate graduate faculty may chair master's committees. Only one external graduate faculty member may serve as a voting member on any master's or doctoral committee.
WESLEY JAMES, Assistant Professor, PhD (2009), Mississippi State University 
JOSEPH T. LARISCY, Assistant Professor, PhD (2013), University of Texas at Austin 
JENI LOFTUS, Associate Professor, PhD (2004), Indiana University 
GRETCHEN PETERSON, Professor, PhD (2000), University of Arizona 
CAROL RAMBO, Associate Professor, PhD (1993), The University of Florida 
JUNMIN WANG, Associate Professor, PhD (2007), New York University 
CLAYTON FORDAHL, Assistant Professor, PhD (2017), Stony Brook University 
SUNAH LAYBOURN, Assistant Professor, PhD (2018) University of Maryland 
DARRON SMITH, PhD (2010), The University of Utah 
NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets.
*Adjunct teaching only status no longer requires the submission of the Graduate Faculty Status application.*