Department of Sociology & Anthropology Ohio University
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Department Chair
Christine Mattley

Department Administrator
Ann Bennett

Web Coordinator
Bruce Hoffman


Undergraduate Coordinator
Ted Welser

Graduate Director
Debra Henderson

Criminology Director
Tom Vander Ven

Curriculum Director
Deborah Thorne

Honors Tutorial Director
Debra Henderson

Pre-Law Coordinator
Ursula Castellano

Regional Campus Coordinator
Larry Burmeister


Program & Curriculum Coordinator
Haley Duschinski

Undergraduate Coordinator
Diane Ciekawy

Graduate Chair (MSES)
Elliot Abrams

Honors Tutorial Director
Gene Ammarell

Lambda Alpha
Diane Ciekawy

Internship Coordinator
Nancy Tatarek

Senior Thesis Coordinator
Diane Ciekawy

Regional Campus Coordinator
Haley Duschinski

Website Design by Kate Anderson


Bentley Annex

Bentley Annex
Home of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology


Our department builds from the strengths of faculty in the disciplines of Anthropology and Sociology. Both branches of the department emphasize scientific approaches to research, instructing students in contemporary topics of inquiry. Majors in Anthropology choose to focus in one of three areas: archeological anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, and biological anthropology. Students in Sociology choose to major in Sociology, Criminology, or can choose a Sociology Pre-Law Major. The department also offers a Masters of Arts in Sociology to train students in preparation for advanced graduate training or employment in a variety of applied settings.

With numerous teaching awards at the College and University levels the department has developed a reputation as a faculty of engaged, effective and compassionate teachers. Advanced undergraduate majors can gain hands on experience through internships in sociology and criminology, internships in anthropology or through the field school in Ohio archaeology.

Q2SQ2S Resources: For departmental majors making the transition from quarters to semesters, please visit our Q2S resource page.

Find Us:  In Athens, the department is housed on the main floor of Bentley Annex at the intersection of Richland Avenue and President Street. Sociology and Anthropology at OU are also represented by faculty on the regional campuses and through online courses. 

Online News:  Departmental news and events are reported through our Facebook page and through our annual newsletters.

Fall Courses: Browse fall anthropology and sociology course schedules.

Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Bentley Annex 162 - Athens, Ohio 45701
Phone: 740-593-1350 Fax: 740-593-1365
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