department leadership

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
jalvey@umflint.edu

Jennifer Alvey

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women's and Gender Studies

Department Chair of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice
Program Director of Women's and Gender Studies Program

Courses: Introduction to Women’s Studies; Language and Culture; Cultures and Peoples of Latin America; Medical Anthropology; Political and Legal Anthropology; Sex, Work and International Capital; Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective; Gender, Race and Inequalities.

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
kjlitwin@umflint.edu

Kenneth J. Litwin

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Associate Chair of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice

Honors Program Advisor for Criminal Justice

Courses: Sociology of Deviance, Senior Seminar in CRJ, Policing Contemporary Society, Punishment and Social Control

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FULL TIME FACULTY

Phone:
810-237-6580
Email:
kimbend@umflint.edu

Kimberly Bender

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Courses: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Corrections, Critical Issues in Probation and Parole, Processing Offenders, Social Inequality and Crime

Phone:
(810) 762-3234
Email:
rcbarnes@umfint.edu

Roy Barnes

Professor of Sociology

Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Office: 516 French Hall

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Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
dbirchok@umflint.edu

Daniel Andrew Birchok

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Courses: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Social Theory; Anthropology of Religion; Anthropology of Islam; The Indian Ocean World; Anthropology of Political Violence; Anthropology of Value and Exchange; Culture, Personality, and Beyond

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
srdlewis@umflint.edu

Sasha Drummond-Lewis

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Honors Program Advisor for Sociology

Courses: General Statistics, Introduction to Social Research, Senior Seminar

Phone:
810-762-3340
Email:
amansmi@umflint.edu
SOC/ANT/CRJ

Amanda Kahl Smith

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Courses: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Crime and Media, Crimes of the Powerful (formerly Elite Deviance), Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice

Phone:
(810) 762-3088
Email:
hlaube@umflint.edu

Heather Laube

Associate Professor of Sociology

Courses: Gender and Society, Social Movements in America, Intro to Sociology, Sociology of Families

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Phone:
810-762-3340
Email:
jaclede@umflint.edu
SOC/ANT/CRJ

Jacob Lederman

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Courses: Introduction to Sociology, Cities and Society, Urban Sociology, Social Theory, Senior Seminar

Phone:
(810) 762-3075
Email:
jrmars@umflint.edu

Joan Mars

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Courses: Criminology, CRJ Internship, Law and Society, Criminal Law

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Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
hisyar@umflint.edu

Hisyar Ozsoy

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Currently on leave 

Courses: Intro to Anthropology, Contemporary Social Theory, Special Topics: Criminal Perspectives On Culture and Crime, Social and Cultural Change, Senior Seminar

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
kathsch@umflint.edu

Kathryn Schellenberg

Associate Professor of Sociology

Program Director of the MPA Program

Courses: Techonology & Society, General Statistics

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Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
bevsmith@umflint.edu

Beverley A. Smith

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Honors Program Advisor for Anthropology

Courses: Human Origins & Prehistory: Intro to Archaeology, Mesoamerican Archaeology

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
cbthomas@umflint.edu

Charles B. Thomas Jr.

Associate Professor of Sociology

Courses: The Black Family, Race & Ethnic Relations, Intro to Sociology

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Faculty Lecturers

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
johngird@umflint.edu

John Girdwood

Courses:  Technology and Society

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
ajendry@umflint.edu

Allison James

Courses:  Sociology of Families

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
lauragm@umflint.edu

Laura MacIntyre

Office:   French Hall 526     

Courses: Introduction to Sociology

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
rpetrak@umflint.edu

Rachel Petrak

Courses:  General Statistics

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
sspivack@umflint.edu

Shelley Spivack

Office: FH 521          

Office Hours:  Tuesday 5:10pm-5:30pm and by appointment

Courses: Gender, Crime & Justice, Juvenile Law and Justice

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
rktrojan@umflint.edu

Christian Vannier

Courses:  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
twojciec@umflint.edu

Thomas Wojciechowski

Courses:  Introduction to Sociology

Emeritus Faculty

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
hanifak@umflint.edu
SACJ - Anthropology

Hani Fakhouri

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

Courses:
Middle East, Gerontology

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
larryk@umflint.edu

Larry Koch

Emeritus Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Courses:  Intro to Sociology, Sociology of Families, Social Theory

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
jvros@umflint.edu

Judy V. Rosenthal

Professor Emerita (ANT)

Courses: Intro to Anthropology, Social Theory, World Religions

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In Memoriam

Ananth Aiyer

On April 16, 2015, the Regents of the University of Michigan adopted the following memorial statement for Ananthakrishnan Aiyer, Ph.D.

The Regents of the University of Michigan acknowledge with profound sadness the death of Ananthakrishnan Aiyer, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology, program director, and chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice in the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Michigan-Flint. Professor Aiyer died on March 20, 2015.

Professor Aiyer received his B.A. degree from St. Xavier’s College in 1989, and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Temple University in 1993 and 2004, respectively. He joined the University of Michigan-Flint faculty as a lecturer in 2000, and was promoted to assistant professor in 2004, and associate professor in 2008.

An inspiring and accomplished teacher, Professor Aiyer researched the international political economy; Latin America; South Asia; crime, corruption, and capitalism; resources and environmental politics; and cultural studies. He edited, with his undergraduate students, the notable book Telling Our Stories: Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in Flint published in 2007. Professor Aiyer authored a number of influential journal articles in the leading scholarly publications and was a frequent invited speaker at national and international symposia. He was a valued student advisor, respected leader in his department, and served many years a chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice and director of the International and Global Studies Program. Professor Aiyer expanded course offerings in the anthropology program, developed interdisciplinary learning opportunities, and attracted new student majors. He designed and taught numerous courses including Cultures of South Asia, Third World Cultures Through Film, Terror and Violence, and Seminar on Contemporary Global Issues.

As we mourn the loss of our beloved colleague, we extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife Jennifer and his many loving relatives and friends.

A fund has been established in Dr. Aiyer's memory. Please contact the department office for more information.

Wilfred "Will" Marston