Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Intercultural Studies
Dr. Ayers’ pursuits are interdisciplinary, integrating anthropology, narrative studies, religion and missiology. He is a practicing missiologist and folk-story performer with specialization in symbolic communication and interpretation theory. He has published a wide variety of folk works in addition to academic treatment of social boundaries and religious behavior.
Ph.D., M.M.F.T., M.A., University of Southern California. Dr. Clarke is the author of several articles, and Deviant Behavior: A Text-Reader in the Sociology of Deviance (Worth Publishing).
Dr. Clarke’s specializations include deviance, juvenile delinquency, marriage and family therapy, marriage and the family, and inequality.
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside.
Dr. D’Auria’s areas of emphasis include criminology, corrections, gender, inequality, and family. Her current research focuses on the experiences of women as they transition from prison into their communities. Professor D’Auria is committed to improving the lives of others through applied research and community activism.
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, MA (UCLA), Latin American Studies/Anthropology (1971); Postdoc, The Masters and Johnson Institute, Sexological Sciences (1982); Postdoc (UCLA), Public Health/Epidemiology (1992).
Dr. Gil is the author of numerous articles on cross-cultural health and development issues. Dr. Gil conducts work in the U.S., the Caribbean, and China on HIV/AIDS, and has published over 40 HIV/AIDS related papers in major journals and books.
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine; MPA, University of Washington.
Dr. Park’s areas of emphasis include immigration, demography, race and ethnicity, and social networks. Her current research focus is on the experience of individuals who have defected from North Korea, and in her studies she describes and contextualizes the plight of North Koreans residing in the U.S.
Ph.D. candidate, Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Intercultural Studies; Masters in Public Health, Boston University.
Isaac Voss is the author of a number of articles and chapters on cross-cultural health and development issues. He recently served as a co-editor for the book Health, Healing and Shalom: Frontiers and Challenges for Christian Healthcare Missions (2015). He is presently conducting research on group agency among transforming congregations in South Los Angeles. His areas of emphasis include cross-cultural issues in poverty and development, globalization and cultural diversity and urban community development. As an applied anthropologist, Professor Voss is especially interested in helping development organizations better understand the role of culture in their efforts to sustain human flourishing.
Professor Emeritus of Sociology; Ph.D., University of California at Riverside.
Dr. Robinette is a Clinical Sociologist and author of several articles. His specializations include social processes, racial/cultural minorities, and sociology of organizations. Dr. Robinette has worked in the U.S. and Italy.
Cheryl came to Vanguard in 2004 as the Administrative Assistant for Social Sciences which services the Anthropology & Sociology and History & Political Science Departments. She has worked in a variety of companies including an aerospace corporation, a Christian elementary school and a manufacturer’s rep firm. She has a heart for students and is available to help in any area relating to Anthropology & Sociology Department matters.