Faculty | Sociology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts


Kristen Barber

Assistant Professor

Kristen Barber

Office: Faner 3436

Phone: (618) 453-7633

Email: barber@siu.edu



Dr. Barber received her Ph.D. from University of Southern California and joined the SIUC faculty in 2011. She is an Assistant Professor with a full appointment in Sociology and is faculty affiliate in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department. Her research and teaching focus on issues of gender and social ...read full profile >>

Jessica Crowe

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Jessica Crowe

Office: Faner 3430

Phone: (618) 453-7626

Email: jessica.crowe@siu.edu


Dr. Crowe’s research interests are in environment-society relations, community development, food security, and social networks.  She is currently examining the effects of oil and natural gas shale development on local communities, with an emphasis on the farming community. She has collected data ...read full profile >>

William Danaher

Professor, Department Chair

William F. Danaher

Office: Faner 3396

Phone: (618) 453-7614

Email: danaherw@siu.edu


William F. (Bill) Danaher is Chair and Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at SIU Carbondale. He has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and co-authored The Voice of Southern Labor: Radio, Music, and Textile Strikes, 1929-1934. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press with Vincent ...read full profile >>

Jean-Pierre (J.-P.) Reed

Associate Professor

Jean-Pierre Reed

Office: Faner 3426

Phone: 453-7610

Email: reedjp@siu.edu


J.-P. Reed received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He joined the Department of Sociology at SIU in 2009. His primary research interests include the Sociology of Revolutions/Social Movements, Theory, Politics and Religion, and Culture. His scholarship explores the significance of popular ...read full profile >>

Darren Sherkat


Darren Sherkat

Office: Faner 3422

Phone: (618) 453-7619

Email: sherkat@siu.edu

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Darren Sherkat is a Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at SIU Carbondale. He has published 54 articles in peer-reviewed journal and 11 chapters in edited books. His work has appeared in top general interest sociology journals like Social Forces, American Sociological Review, and Social Science ...read full profile >>

Rachel B. Whaley

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Rachel B. Whaley

Office: Faner 3434

Phone: (618) 453-7631

Email: rwhaley@siu.edu


Dr. Whaley's research and teaching interests are in criminology and the sociology of gender and the intersection of the two subfields. Past research has examined the macro-level correlates of rape and female homicide victimization using data on US cities. Of particular focus is the relationship between ...read full profile >>

Chris Wienke

Associate Professor

Chris Wienke

Office: Faner 3432

Phone: (618) 453-7629

Email: cwienke@siu.edu


Dr. Wienke joined the Sociology department in Fall 2008. His work is primarily in the areas of mental health, family, gender, and sexuality.  CURRENT RESEARCH As a result of various demographic and cultural trends, Americans are experiencing increasingly complex sequences of marital and non-martial ...read full profile >>