Meet Our Faculty

How would you describe the sociology faculty at UB?

"The faculty is incredibly welcoming and always willing to answer questions or hold further discussions about topics that were discussed in class. I credit a lot of my success both in school and now in my career to the sociology professors at UB." – Bridget Scott, BA '16

Robert Adelman.

430 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8478

adelman4@buffalo.edu

Department Chair
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Racial and Economic Residential Segregation; Immigration; Internal Migration; Occupational, Industrial and Earnings Inequality

Jorge Arditi.

430 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2417

arditi@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Classical and Contemporary

Ashley Barr.

430 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8453

abbarr@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Family; Family Inequality; Aging and Life Course; Health; Quantitative Methods

Jordan Fox Besek.

430 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2417

jfbesek@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Environmental Sociology; Historical Sociology; Social Theory; Philosophy, History, and Sociology of Science; Law and Society; Animal Studies

Sampson Blair.

430 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8472

slblair@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Sociology of the Family; Child and Adolescent Development; Gender; Ethnicity

Christopher Dennison.

430 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8473

crdennis@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Life Course Criminology; Social Mobility; Social Responses to Crime; Social Stratification; Quantitative Methods

Yige Dong.

430 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2417

yigedong@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor
Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Political Economy; International Development; Labor; Gender; Social Welfare; Comparative-Historical Methods

Allison Dwyer Emory.

464 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2417

ademory@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Crime, Law, and Deviance; Sociology of Family; Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility; Neighborhoods; Public Policy

Sarah Ford.

430 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2417

smford3@buffalo.edu

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research & Teaching Interests: Social media; Social psychology; Inequalities; Student engagement & outcomes

Robert Granfield.

430 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2996

rgranfie@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Office of the Provost

Research Interests: Law and Society; Sociology of Drugs and Addiction; Crime, Deviance and Social Control; Law and Urban Justice; Occupations and Professions

Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk.

430 Park Hall

Phone: 716) 645-8480

hgrol@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Medical Sociology; Demography; Chronic Pain; Criminal Justice; Research Methods

Erin Hatton.

404 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8476

eehatton@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Work and Labor Markets; Labor and Labor Movements: Law and Social Policy; Race, Gender, Class and Inequality

Veronica Horowitz.

402 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2417

vhorowit@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Punishment, Crime, Law and Society, Gender, Mixed-Methods

Lee faculty photo.

430 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8469

kslee4@buffalo.edu

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Gender and the Life Course; Families; Aging; Education; Happiness; Japan

Photo of Yunmei Iris Lu.

430 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2417

yunmeilu@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Life Course Criminology; Social Change; Comparative Study; Social Responses to Crime; Sentencing; Quantitative Methods

Christopher Mele.

430 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2417

cmele@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Urban Sociology; Sociology of Race and Ethnicity; Urban Governance; Community Studies

Brenda L. Moore.

430 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8470

socbrend@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Race and Ethnic Relations; Military Sociology; Social Stratification

Joanna Pepin.

430 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2417

jpepin@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Inequality; Family; Gender; Health & Well-being; Culture; Policy; Methods

Debra Street.

430 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8475

dastreet@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Health and Income Security; Long-term Care; Families, Aging and the Life Course; Comparative Public Policies/Welfare State; Mixed-methods Research Design

Mary Nell Trautner.

446 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8477

trautner@buffalo.edu

Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Sociology of Law; Gender, Sexuality, and the Body; Work and Organizations