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Meet Our Faculty and Staff


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Ken E. Mitchell, Ph.D.

Department Chair

Full-time Faculty

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Randall S. Abate, J.D.

Professor, Department of Political Science and Sociology
Rechnitz Family Endowed Chair in Marine and Environmental Law and Policy
Director, Institute for Global Understanding

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Stephen J. Chapman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Kevin L. Dooley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Johanna E. Foster, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Sociology Program
Helen Bennett McMurray Endowed Chair in Social Ethics

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Sam L. Maynard


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Jennifer McGovern, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Faculty Athletics Representative

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Joseph N. Patten, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Part-time Faculty