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Social Sciences

The Department of Social Sciences is comprised of five academic disciplines: Political Science, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Philosophy, and History.


Photo of Dr. Wims with DSS students and faculty

Dr. Wims adresses NOBLE Gala also attended by Department of Social Sciences faculty and students.


Dr. Michael Orok has published a piece in the PA Times discussing and promoting the department's new MPA program.


Department of Social Sciences Faculty Lecture Series 2023

  • Dr. Matthew Bowser- "Containing Decolonialization." Friday January 27th at 5:30 PM in the LINQ.
  • Dr. Tim Butzer- "When Racially Biased Perception is Incompetent (and when it isn't)." Wednesday February 15th at 5:30 PM in the LINQ.  Dr. Butzer also presented a version of this talk at the COBPA Brown Bag lecture series on 2/28.
  • Dr. Dana Caldemeyer-  "Union Renegades: Miners, Captialism, and Organizing in the Gilded Age." Friday March 3rd at 5:30 PM in the LINQ.


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Department of Social Sciences
(256) 372-5330
School of Business 301
Stacy Carter, Ph.D.
Interim Chair
(256) 372-5330/5342