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Department of Sociology and Social Services

Department of Sociology and Social Services Website

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



Patricia Jennings Ph.D. University of Kentucky

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

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


Assistant Professors

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

Donovon Ceaser, Ph.D. Louisiana State University 

Sukari Ivester, Ph.D. University of Chicago


Graduate Advisor: Patricia Jennings


Mission Statement

The mission of the B.A. program in Sociology and Social Services 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 the full range of social problems. Students learn specifically about the workings of social institutions, patterns of group life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Students who choose the option in social services will learn basic principles and practices in applying this perspective to support individuals, families and groups, or for going on to do graduate study in social work, public administration or counseling.

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