Stephen F. Austin State University

Faculty and Staff

Leslie G. Cecil
Leslie G. Cecil - Department Chair, Associate Professor, Anthropology Educational Background: Ph.D. Anthropology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Research/Areas of Interest: Ceramic Analysis, Mesoamerica Archaeology, Archaeometry, Anthropology of Technology Office: LAN336 Phone: 936.468.3980
George Avery
George Avery - Director of the Anthropology and Archaeology Laboratory Educational Background: Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida Research/Areas of Interest: Historical Archaeology, Spanish Colonial/Mexican/Texas Republic Period in Deep East Texas and Western Louisiana, CRM, NAGPRA in Deep East Texas, and Cemeteries in Texas Office: Ferguson G80 Phone: 936.468.2457
Karol Chandler-Ezell - Assistant Professor, Anthropology Educational Background: Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Missouri Office: LAN 351 Phone: 936.468.2078
Ray Darville
Ray Darville - Regents Professor, Sociology Educational Background: Ph.D. Sociology, University of North Texas Research/Areas of Interest: Women's Representation in State Legislatures, Social Inequality, Outdoor Recreation and Resource Interpretation in National Parks, and Environment Sociology Office: LAN 350 Phone: 936.468.2256
Dianne Dentice
Dianne Dentice - Associate Professor, Sociology Educational Background: Ph.D. Sociology, Texas Woman's University Research/Areas of Interest: Extremist Social Movements, Transgender Workplace Rights Issues, and Education Inequality in Minority Populations Office: LAN 333 Phone: 936.468.2241
Bill Forbes
Bill Forbes - Associate Professor, Geography and Sustainable Community Development Educational Background: Ph.D. Geography, University of North Texas Research/Areas of Interest: Integrated conservation and development and Environmental philosophy and restoration Office: LAN 353 Phone: 936.468.2373
Maggie Forbes
Maggie Forbes - Adjunct, Sustainable Community Development Educational Background: Ph.D. Environmental Science Research/Areas of Interest: Treatment Wetlands, Aquatic Systems Restoration, and Food Security Office: LAN 353 Phone: 936.468.2373
Donna Matheny
Donna Matheny - Departmental Administrative Assistant Office: LAN335 Phone: 936.468.3095
Darrel McDonald
Darrel McDonald - Professor of Geography Educational Background: Ph.D. Geography, Texas A&M University Research/Areas of Interest: Native American Church, Sacred Space, and Historical Landscapes of Galveston Island Office: LAN 341 Phone: 936.468.2330
John C. Pruit
John C. Pruit - Assistant Professor, Sociology Educational Background: Ph. D. Sociology, University of Missouri Research/Areas of Interest: Narrative, Identity, Sociology of (Early Childhood) Education, Deviance, Sociological Social Psychology Office: LAN 332 Phone: 936-468-3496
Jeff Roth - Associate Professor, Geography Educational Background: Ph.D. Geography, University of Oklahoma Office: LAN 352 Phone: 936.468.6652
Walt Scalen
Walt Scalen - Adjunct, Sociology Educational Background: M.A. Sociology, Texas Christian University, EdD Counseling Psychology, University of Sarasota, Florida. Research/Areas of Interest: Sociology of Religion, Anthropology (Comparative Cultures), Criminology, and Minorities Office: LAN 342 Phone: 936.468.2089
Tom Segady - Regents Professor, Emeritus, Sociology Educational Background: Ph.D. Sociology, University of Denver Office: LAN 329 Phone: 936.468.1068
Laura Short
Laura Short - Adjunct, Anthropology Educational Background: ABD Anthropology, Texas A&M Research/Areas of Interest: Analysis of food residues, archaeological sciences, Central Texas Office: LAN332 Phone: 936.468.2472
James Standley
James Standley - Professor of Sociology Educational Background: Ph.D. Sociology, Texas A&M Office: LAN 329 Phone: 936.468.1068
Robert Szafran
Robert Szafran - Regents Professor, Sociology Educational Background: Ph.D. Sociology, University of Wisconsin at Madison Research/Areas of Interest: Social Indicators, Research Design, and Classroom Pedagogy Office: LAN 337 Phone: 936.468.2009
J.B. Watson, Jr. - Associate Professor, Sociology and Geronotology Educational Background: Ph.D. Sociology, University of North Texas Research/Areas of Interest: Commodification of religion, aging, and spirituality; Civic engagement and higher education (service learning) Office: LAN 333 Phone: 936.468.2000
Jerry Williams
Jerry Williams - Professor of Sociology Educational Background: Ph.D. Sociology, Kansas State University Research/Areas of Interest: Sociology of the Environment, Human Ecology, Phenomenological Sociology, Pragmatism, and Social Problems Office: LAN 331 Phone: 936.468.2306