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2018-2019 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2018-2019 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Sociology

Hayward Hills Campus MapThe Department Office is located on the 3rd Floor of the Meiklejohn Hall building, Room 3095
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Dept Phone: (510) 885-3173


Professor Emeritus

Efren N. Padilla, Ph.D. Michigan State University



Patricia Jennings, Ph.D. University of Kentucky

Carl Stempel (Chair), Ph.D. University of Oregon


Associate Professors

Julie Beck, Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz

Will L. Johnson, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley (FERP)


Assistant Professors

Duke Austin, Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder

Donovon Ceaser, Ph.D. Louisiana State University 

Natalie Ingraham, Ph.D. University of California, San Francisco

Sukari Ivester, Ph.D. University of Chicago

Jean Lin, Ph.D. University of Chicago

Mission Statement

The mission of the B.A. program in Sociology is to provide a stimulating and nurturing learning atmosphere for a highly diverse group of students. The program seeks to have students develop and express a love of learning and a respect for a wide range of intellectual perspectives, including a variety of theories and scientific methodologies. We are dedicated to providing students with tools and opportunities to critically examine social life, including a wide range of social problems. Students learn about the workings of social institutions, patterns of group life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.

About the Department

Use our university website link to learn more about what the Sociology Department has to offer.


    Bachelor of Arts