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., 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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., 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 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.