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Sociology Coordinator - Julia Nevarez obtained her PH.D. in Environmental Psychology. Her areas of research include urban sociology, urban development, globalization, public space, sustainability, climate change, and digital culture. Her most recent edited volume is entitled: “On global grounds: Urban change and globalization.” 

Kean USA Union J-103H / jnevarez@kean.edu

Ihab completed his Ph.D. at Columbia University in New York, U.S.A. He also earned a Master of Philosophy (M-phil) in Social Work from Columbia University. Ihab completed his graduate studies in Human Rights and Democratization at the University of Malta in Malta. His undergrad training was in Sociology and Psychology and graduated with honors from Bethlehem University. His research interests are focused in the area of human rights, gender equity and equality and social movements. Ihab has extensively explored the status of the Palestinian Woman in the Palestinian community, both past and present. As of the last year, Ihab has focused his research on addressing the needs of cultural minorities and ethnic groups, in addition to addressing the needs of victims in conflict zones. Ihab is the recipient of a number of awards and scholarships, including the "Palestinian Faculty Development Program" scholarship sponsored by the Open Society Foundation/ Soros (OSF) and USAID, and the "Mediterranean Master in Human Rights and Democratization" scholarship sponsored by the European Commission.

Kean USA Union J103-Q

Celene Krauss is a Professor of Sociology who has lectured and written extensively on women in the movement for environmental justice.  Her work develops a comparative approach for understanding the leadership role of African American, Native American, and white working class women environmental activists. Her articles have appeared in journals in sociology and in books on environmental justice.  

Kean USA Union J-104F / ckrauss@kean.edu

Sid Langer obtained his bachelor's degree in psychology, masters and PhD degrees in Sociology. His area of specialization is criminology and the areas of  study include deviance and the sociology of extreme situations. His most recent edited volume is “ From slavery to 9/11:readings in the sociology and social psychology of extreme situations.”   

Kean USA Union J-104G / slanger@kean.edu

James Gamvas obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Sociology and Social Justice. His area of specialization is forms of oppression and areas of study include oppression, environmental justice and qualitative research methods.

Kean USA Ocean, Gateway 419 / gamvasj@kean.edu

 

Kean USA Union J-103Q / ktauches@kean.edu

Melodie M. Toby holds a BBA in Accounting and Financial Management (Pace University), MBA in Finance and International Business (Harvard University) and an MPhil, PhD in Religion and Society (Drew University) with a concentration in Business Ethics. Her research areas include History of Education of African Americans, Religion and Society,  Social Entrepreneurship, and Social Inequality. 

Kean USA Union J-104C / mtoby@kean.edu

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