Department Chair
Amy C. Steinbugler
Associate Professor of Sociology (2008).
Denny Hall Room 106
(717) 254-8140
Department Faculty
Susan D. Rose
(on sabbatical Fall 2016)
Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology; Director of the Community Studies Center (1984).
239 W Louther St Room 301
(717) 245-1244 |
B.A., Dickinson College, 1977; M.A., Cornell University, 1982; Ph.D., 1984.
Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2000-2001.

Susan Rose is interested in life course studies, inequality, and systems of socialization (family, education, and religion), with a particular emphasis on comparative family systems and the interaction of gender, class, and race. Her research has focused on cross-cultural studies of the political economy of religious fundamentalisms, gender violence, sexuality education, and immigration. Other areas of interest include: indigenous studies, social policy, and qualitative research methods..
Dan Schubert
Associate Professor of Sociology (1996).
Denny Hall Room 314
(717) 245-1227 |
B.A., Towson State University, 1983; M.A., University of Maryland, 1989; Ph.D., 1995.

He is interested in social theory, cultural studies, gender, health and illness, and the sociology of knowledge. Publications have focused on the ethics of academic practice and poststructuralist thought. Current research focuses on the lives of adults with long-term chronic illness.
Amy C. Steinbugler
Associate Professor of Sociology (2008).
Denny Hall Room 106
(717) 254-8140 |
B.A., Evergreen State College, 1998; M.A., Temple University, 2002; Ph.D., 2007.

Amy C. Steinbugler's research and teaching focus on issues of race/ethnicity, stratification, neighborhoods, gender, sexuality, and family. She is interested in how individuals maintain social relationships across systems of inequality. With a grant from the Spencer Foundation, she and her colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania have collected data on the school and neighborhood networks of 8th grade parents in a Philadelphia magnet school. They have begun to explore whether parents who live close to their children's schools experience network advantage or disadvantage, relative to parents who live outside the neighborhood. Dr. Steinbugler's other current project is an ethnographic study that explores conflict and cohesion within an economically and racially diverse Philadelphia neighborhood. Her recent book, Beyond Loving: Intimate Racework in Lesbian, Gay, and Straight Interracial Relationships (Oxford University Press, 2012) won the 2014 Distinguished Book Award from the Sexualities Section and the 2014 William J. Goode Book Award from the Family Section of the American Sociological Association. Her writing has been published in Sexualities, Gender & Society, Contexts, DuBois Review, and Ethnic & Racial Studies.
Helene Kim Lee
(on leave of absence 2016-17)
Assistant Professor of Sociology (2008).
Denny Hall Room 113
(717) 245-1249 |
B.A., Cornell University, 1997; M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2003; Ph.D., 2009.

Helene Lee’s areas of interest are in immigration/migration, racial/ethnic identities, globalization and transnationalism. Her research focuses on return migration projects back to the ancestral homeland, motivated by the search for “home” and a sense of belonging by members of the diaspora, particularly within the Korean context. She is currently at work on a book manuscript, which explores how the economic, political and social lives of Korean Americans and Korean Chinese migrants are shaped by ideas of ethnic authenticity and hybridity in Seoul, South Korea.
Erik Love
(on leave of absence 2016-17)
Assistant Professor of Sociology (2009; 2012).
Denny Hall Room 105
(717) 245-1225 |
B.A., Albion College, 2001; M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006; Ph.D., 2011.

Erik Love received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he was a Regents Fellow. Erik’s research centers on civil rights advocacy in the United States. He has presented his research on the efforts of Arab, Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian American advocacy organizations at several academic conferences, in peer-reviewed journals, and he has contributed to a wide range of popular publications. His work has won the support of the National Science Foundation, the Richard Flacks Fund for the Study of Democracy, and the Center for New Racial Studies. Prior to joining the faculty at Dickinson, Erik lived and studied in Jerusalem, Cairo, and Kyoto. Since arriving at Dickinson, Erik has continued his research on civil rights advocacy as he prepares a book manuscript.
Vy Dao
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology(2016).
Denny Hall Room 105
(717) 254-8716 |
B.A., Baylor University, 1999; M.A., University of Houston, 2004; Ph.D., Tulane University, 2015.

Se Hwa Lee
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology (2016).
Denny Hall Room 113

Contributing Faculty
Shalom D. Staub
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs (2004).
West College (Old West) 2nd Floor
(717) 254-8917 |
B.A., Wesleyan University, 1977; M.A., 1978; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1985.

His research and teaching interests focus on 1) various dimensions of conflict analysis, conflict resolution and peacemaking, and 2) the ethnography of religious experience, including “folk” religion, religion and conflict, and the intersection of religion with race, ethnicity, and gender. These interests play out in his courses on conflict and conflict resolution studies, religion and conflict, ethnography of Jewish experience, folk religious practices in the Middle East and North Africa, and immigration and religious diversity in the US.