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Our faculty are internationally known for their research in the areas of families, gender, and sexualities; health, aging, and the life course; environmental and resource sociology; race and ethnicity; criminology and criminal justice; and psychology and law. We take great pride in the fact that our faculty are involved in interdisciplinary research projects that span nearly of all of the University’s colleges and academic programs, including: the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, the Water Institute, the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for European Studies, the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, the Health Science Center, and the Jewish Studies Center. Wherever you go on campus, you will most likely find at least one Sociologist or Criminologist from our department making major contributions.

Below is a full list of our current and emeritus faculty, with links to detailed biographies and curriculum vitae. To narrow your search for faculty by department, please use the sidebar links to access the sociology or criminology, law and society directories. Please note, however, that many of our faculty teach both sociology and criminology courses, so while they may call one field their home, there is substantial overlap within our department. In the sidebar, you can also find links to our current graduate students and those recently graduated.

Faculty

NameProfileEmailCurriculum Vitae
Sophia Krzys Acord
Associate Director, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere
Assistant in Sociology
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Exeter, UK
Email
CV (PDF)
Britni AdamsAssistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology, Law and SocietyEmailCV (PDF)
Monika ArdeltProfessor of Sociology
Graduate Coordinator of Sociology and Criminology
Ph.D. Sociology, UNC at Chapel Hill
Email
CV (PDF)
Brenden BeckAssistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology, Law and Society
Ph.D Sociology, City University of New York
EmailCV (PDF)
Marian J. BorgDirector of UF Online Program in Sociology
Associate Professor of Sociology
Undergraduate Coordinator for Sociology
Ph.D. University of Virginia
Email
CV (DOC)
Erika Brooke
Lecturer in Criminology
Ph.D. Public Affairs, University of Central Florida
Email
CV (PDF)
Michael CapeceSenior Lecturer in Criminology
Ph.D. Sociology and Criminology, University of Florida
Email
CV (PDF)
Alin M. CeobanuAssociate Professor of Sociology

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
EmailCV (PDF)
Adam Dunbar Visiting Assistant Professor in CriminologyEmailCV (PDF)
Bonnie ErnstAssistant ProfessorEmailCV (PDF)
Abigail FaganAssociate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society
Ph.D. Sociology, University of Colorado
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CV (PDF)
Charles GattoneAssociate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. Sociology, The New School for Social Research
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CV (PDF)
Chris GibsonAssociate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society
Ph.D. School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska
Email
CV (PDF)
Rebecca HansonAssistant Professor of Latin American Studies, Sociology, and Criminology, Law and Society
Ph.D. Sociology, University of Georgia
M.A. Social Sciences, University of Chicago
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CV (PDF)
Tiffany JensonLecturer in Criminology
Ph.D. Sociology, University of Oklahoma
M.S.W. Social Work, University of Louisville
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CV (PDF)
Nicole JonesAssistant Professor of SociologyEmail
Jessica KahlerAssistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology, Law and SocietyEmailCV (PDF)
Tanya Koropeckyj-CoxAssociate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
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CV (PDF)
Marvin KrohnProfessor of Criminology, Law and Society
On Sabbatical AY 2016-2017
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CV (PDF)
Lonn Lanza-KaduceProfessor of Criminology, Law and Society
Ph.D. in Sociology and JD, University of Iowa
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Jodi LaneProfessor of Criminology, Law and Society
Undergraduate Coordinator of Criminology
Ph.D. Social Ecology with Concentration in Criminology, Law & Society, University of California, Irvine
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CV (docx)
Lora M. LevettAssociate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society
Director of UF Online Program in Criminology
Ph.D. Legal Psychology, Florida International University
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CV (PDF)
Yao LiAssistant ProfessorEmailCV (PDF)
William MarsiglioProfessor of Sociology
Ph.D. Sociology, Ohio State University
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CV (PDF)
Autumn McClellanLecturer in SociologyEmail
Corey McZealLecturer in Sociology
Ph.D. Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
EmailCV (PDF)
Harvey NicholsonAssistant ProfessorEmailCV (PDF)
Christine OverdevestAssociate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. Sociology, University of Wisconsin
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CV (PDF)
Charles W. PeekAssociate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. Sociology, University of Michigan
Email
CV (PDF)
Stephen PerzProfessor of Sociology
Associate Chair
Ph.D. Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
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CV (PDF)
Joseph RiveraLecturer in Criminology
JD., University of Mississippi
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Constance L. ShehanProfessor of Sociology and Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research
Ph.D. Sociology, Pennsylvania State University
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CV (PDF)
Tamir SorekProfessor of Sociology and Jewish Studies
Ph.D. Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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CV (PDF)
Raffaele VaccaAssistant Research Professor in Sociology

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Milan-Bicocca
EmailCV (PDF)
Nicholas VargasAssociate Professor of Sociology and Latin American Studies

PhD Sociology, Purdue University
EmailCV (PDF)
Barbara A. ZsembikAssociate Professor of Sociology and Chair

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
EmailCV (PDF)

Emeritus Faculty

NameProfileEmail
Ronald L. Akers

Professor of Criminology, Law and Society

Ph.D. University of Kentucky
Email
Charles F. Frazier
Professor of Criminology, Law and Society

Ph.D., Sociology, Southern Illinois University
Richard Hollinger

Professor of Criminology, Law and Society

Ph.D. Department of Criminology & Law

University of Minnesota
Paul Magnarella
Professor of Anthropology

Ph.D., Anthropology and Middle East Studies, Harvard University

J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law
Frederick Shenkman
Associate Professor of Criminology

Ed.D. University of Florida, 1970
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Charles H. Wood

Professor of Sociology

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
Leonard Beeghley
Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Riverside
John C. Henretta
Professor of Sociology

Ph.D. Sociology, Harvard University, 1974
Anthony LaGreca
Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, Ohio State University
John H. Scanzoni
Professor of Sociology

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Oregon, 1964
Charles Thomas
Professor of Criminology