Vince Gil

Vince Gil

Professor of Anthropology

About Vince

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.

Ed Clarke

Ed Clarke

Professor of Sociology

About Ed

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.

Phil Robinette

Phil Robinette

Professor of Sociology

About Phil

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.

James Huff

James Huff

Chair, Department of Anthropology & Sociology, Associate Professor of Anthropology

About James

Ph.D., American University.

Dr. Huff’s specializations include anthropology of education and development anthropology, Latin American Pentecostalism, Central American history and culture, and grassroots community development. Dr. Huff has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in El Salvador. Current interests include the formation of faith-based, community development organizations in US and Central America.

Stephanie D’Auria

Stephanie D’Auria

Assistant Professor of Sociology

About Stephanie

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.

Elizabeth Leonard

Elizabeth Leonard

Professor Emeritus of Sociology

About Elizabeth

Ph.D., University of California at Riverside (1997).

Dr. Leonard is the author of Convicted Survivors: The Imprisonment of Battered Women Who Kill(SUNY Press 2002) as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Dr. Leonard’s main areas of research, teaching, and scholarship are intimate partner violence, women prisoners, and child sexual abuse. Her research has been used by legislators, law professors, advocates for convicted battered women, documentary film makers, and is the basis for the play by Warren Doody, Life Without Parole.

Hien Park

Hien Park

Professor Emeritus of Sociology

About Hien

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.

Adam Ayers

Adam Ayers

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

About Adam

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.

Cheryl Jensen

Cheryl Jensen

Administrative Assistant, Social Sciences

About Cheryl

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.