Our faculty members are experienced teachers and respected scholars in their fields. The Social Sciences Department prides itself on maintaining open and engaging faculty-student relationships. They're dedicated to helping you put together a program to meet your needs.

Alexander Vari , Ph.D., Chair


Associate Professor of History
-European history, Latin American history, urban studies

Samantha Christiansen , Ph.D.


Assistant Professor of History
-Asian and World History, Urban History, Social Movements, Gender Studies

Thomas Jackson , J.D., Ph.D.


Professor of Political Science
-Political science, constitutional law, pre-law

Kathleen P. Munley , Ph.D., C.M.F.C.


Professor of History
-American history, ethnic studies, American diplomacy and foreign policy, women's studies, American politics

Mark Lemoncelli , M.A.

-American history, social studies methods

James Frutchey , M. A.

-European and world history

Core Faculty

Patrick Seffrin , Ph.D.


Director of Crim. Justice Program, Assistant Professor of Sociology/Criminal Justice
-Criminology, criminal justice, sociology

Brian Monahan , Ph.D.


Assistant Professor of Sociology/Criminal Justice
-Media and Crime, Social Problems, Deviant Behavior

Jeremy Rich , Ph.D.


Associate Professor of History
-African and world history, colonialism and Central African history (Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo)