Department of Psychology and Sociology

Faculty & Staff

Department Directory

Department Chair

Timothy Oblad, PhD

Department Chair

Associate Professor of Human Development & Family Studies

Office Administrator

Jennifer E. Garza

Administrative Associate III


Jieming Chen, PhD

Professor of Sociology

Bennie Green, PhD

Professor of Sociology

Richard Miller, PhD

Professor of Psychology

Associate Professors

Marion Blake, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology; Undergraduate Coordinator, Psychology

Dana Byrd, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology

Daehoon Han, PhD

Associate Professor of Criminology

Brenda Hannon, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology

Stanley Hodges, PhD

Associate Professor of Criminology; Graduate Coordinator, Criminology

Soyoung Kwon, PhD

Associate Professor of Sociology; Graduate Coordinator for Sociology

Christine Reiser Robbins, PhD

Associate Professor of Anthropology; Undergraduate Coordinator, Anthropology, Southwest Borderland Studies, and Mexican American Studies

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Abiola Dipeolu, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology

Colin Wark, PhD

Associate Professor of Criminology, Undergraduate Coordinator, Criminology

Assistant Professors

Liliana Rodriguez, PhD

Assistant Professor of Sociology


William McClendon, MA

Lecturer of Criminology and Sociology

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Celeste Riley

Assistant Professor of Practice - Health Psychology

Janet Altamirano, MA

Adjunct Instructor of Anthropology

Kristina Bernal-Marichalar, MA

Adjunct Instructor of Sociology

Melissa Diaz, MA

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology and Sociology

Peter Pardo, MA

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology and Sociology