Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work & Criminal Justice

Varner Hall, Room 518
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
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(248) 370-2420
fax: (248) 370-4608

Social Work
512 Varner Hall
(248) 370-2371

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Professor Lori Burrington was recently recognized by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) with the 2019 Donal MacNamara Award for Outstanding Journal Publication for her paper, "Neighborhood Advantage, Relative Status, and Violence Among Foreign-Born Adolescents," published in Justice Quarterly.

Professor Terri Orbuch (AKA "The Love Doctor") has been featured in a variety of media outlets recently: both locally in Hour Detroit and Fox 2 News, and internationally in Egypt Today.

Professor Matt May was consulted in the article, "2019's Most Sinful States in America."

Professor Jo Reger was interviewed by both the New York Times and Time Magazine for their coverage of the Women's Marches that took place around the country this past January. She was also featured in an article on "2019's Best and Worst States for Women."

Professor Jay Meehan was recently the featured speaker in UCLA's Department of Sociology related to his work: "State-Created Danger and Deady Police Shootings."



Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work and Criminal Justice

A unit of the College of Arts and Sciences, the department is home to four major programs: sociology, anthropology, social work, and criminal justice.

The sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice majors lead to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, while the social work major leads to a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree. The department offers open minors in sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice, as well as a minor in child welfare for social work students. The department also houses three interdisciplinary concentrations open to all majors: archaeology, gerontology, and addiction studies.

Ours is a dynamic and collegial department consisting of sociologists, anthropologists, social workers, and criminologists. Our faculty embrace both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and have solid yet diverse theoretical orientations.