SAC - Sociology
Heather Laube, Ph.D.
Chair of SOC/ANT/CRJ Department
Courses: Social Movements in America, Sociology, Families, Gender and Society
Dr. Laube identifies as a feminist sociologist and her scholarly, teaching, and service activities reflect that perspective. She teaches Gender & Society, Sociology of Families, Introduction to Sociology, and (occasionally) Social Movements.
Dr. Laube’s current scholarly work centers around the ways the gendered (and raced, classed, etc.) structures of academia shape the experiences of women, especially feminists, and other marginalized groups.
SAC - Sociology
Sasha Drummond-Lewis, Ph.D.
Honors Program Advisor for Sociology
Courses: General Statistics, Introduction to Social Research, Senior Seminar
Sasha R. Drummond-Lewis, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of sociology in the department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice. Dr. Drummond-Lewis received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Wayne State University and her M.A (in Sociology) and B.A. (in Sociology and Criminology) degrees from the University of Windsor in Windsor, Canada.
Her current research explores public attitudes towards women who work in the sex industry. She also conducts research on various aspects related to children the Caribbean (suicide, obesity, media viewing habits, etc.). She enjoys teaching statistics, research methods, senior seminar and courses on intersecting inequalities (race, gender, sexuality, and class).
SAC - Sociology
Jacob Lederman, Ph.D.
Courses: Introduction to Sociology, Cities and Society, Urban Sociology, Social Theory, Senior Seminar
Dr. Lederman is a scholar of cities, politics, and urban governance. He regularly teaches Urban Sociology, Introduction to Sociology, and Social Theory at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Dr. Lederman’s past research has examined the political economy of urban change in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His work has centered upon the local adoption of new urban policies and planning models and their transformation of existing territorial patterns and forms of inequality.
More recently, Dr. Lederman has started a new project examining the role of public participation in the making of Master Plans for urban development in Flint and Detroit.
SAC - SOCIOLOGY
Charles Thomas, Jr., Ph.D.
Courses: The Black Family, Race & Ethnic Relations, Intro to Sociology
Charles Thomas teaches, among other courses, Race and Ethnic Relations, Social Psychology, Black Families, and Religion in American Society. His principle research interests include the study of human values, and racial and gender inequality. At the University of Michigan-Flint, he is a past recipient of the Faculty Distinguished Service Award, and the Olivia P. Maynard and Olof Karlstrom Faculty Award for Civic Engagement.
He is active in the Michigan Sociological Association, is a member of its board, and has served as Vice President of the organization.
Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice
Office: 526 French Hall
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (office closed 12pm-1pm)