Sociology and Political Science

Faculty and Staff

CHAIRPERSON

Loretta Maxwell

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Chairperson

Sociology and Political Science
LMMaxwell@tntech.edu
Daniel Hall (DANL) 319
Box 5052
931-372-3683

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SECRETARY

Denise Henry

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Administrative Associate 3

Sociology and Political Science
DLHenry@tntech.edu
Daniel Hall (DANL) 309
Box 5052
931-372-3437

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BS, Sociology/Social Work Concentration, TTU
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SOCIOLOGY FACULTY

Cynthia Brown

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Instructor

Sociology and Political Science
CSBrown@tntech.edu
Daniel Hall (DANL) 230
Box 5052
931-372-6122

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Wendy Cook-Mucci

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Instructor

Sociology and Political Science
cookmucci@tntech.edu
Matthews Hall (MATT) 355
Box 5052
931-372-3208

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Betsie Garner

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Instructor

Sociology and Political Science
bgarner@tntech.edu

Box 5052

www.betsiegarner.com

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PhD in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania; MA in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania; BA in Sociology, Emory University
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Ada Haynes

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Professor

Sociology and Political Science
AHaynes@tntech.edu
Daniel Hall (DANL) 201
Box 5052
931-372-3815

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Travis Milburn

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Assistant Professor

Sociology and Political Science
tmilburn@tntech.edu
Matthews Hall (MATT) 263
Box 5052
931-372-3466

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Gwendolyn Norris

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Professor

Sociology and Political Science
LNorris@tntech.edu
Matthews Hall (MATT) 258
Box 5052
931-372-3437

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James Raymondo

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Professor

Sociology and Political Science
JRaymondo@tntech.edu
Daniel Hall (DANL) 309
Box 5052
931-372-3437

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Steven Seiler

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Associate Professor

Sociology and Political Science
SSeiler@tntech.edu
Daniel Hall (DANL) 201
Box 5052
931-372-3171

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Chairperson, TTU Institutional Review Board

PhD, University of Tennessee; MS, Virginia Tech; BA, Sociology/BA, Political Science, University of Georgia
Research Interests: research design & methodology; symbolic interaction; impact of social technology on everyday life; structure and dynamics of self, identities, and personal relationships

Lindsey Upton

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Assistant Professor

Sociology and Political Science
lupton@tntech.edu

Box 5052
931-372-3437

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additional assignment

Director of Criminal Justice

Ph.D. - Criminology and Criminal Justice, Old Dominion University; M.S. - Eastern Kentucky University; B.S. - Iowa State University
Lindsey Upton, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Director of Criminal Justice in the Department of Sociology and Political Science. Her research interests include homelessness, media, gender and crime. Her current research focuses on historical media constructions of homelessness as it translates into public policy and community engagement to address social issues. Dr. Upton teaches a variety of courses in the department's criminal justice concentration, including Crime & Media, Social Deviance, and Juvenile Delinquency. Dr. Upton currently serves on the Board of Directors for Upper Cumberland Family Justice Center, Genesis House, and the Homeless Advocacy for Rural Tennessee.

POLITICAL SCIENCE FACULTY

Michael Gunter

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Professor

Sociology and Political Science
MGunter@tntech.edu
Matthews Hall (MATT) 359
Box 5052
931-372-3180

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Ph.D Political Science, Kent State University; M.I.A., B.A., Columbia University
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MICHAEL M. GUNTER is a professor of political science at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee where he teaches courses on international relations, international organizations, international law, American foreign policy, European politics, and American politics, among others. He is one of only two others who have won the two most prestigious faculty awards at his university: The Outstanding Faculty Award in Teaching and the Outstanding Faculty Award in Research (The Caplenor Award). He also is the Secretary-General of the EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC) headquartered in Brussels. In the past he taught courses on international and comparative politics for many years during the summer at the International University in Vienna, as well as courses on Kurdish and Middle Eastern politics, among others, for the U.S. Government Areas Studies Program and U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Institute in Washington, D.C. He is the author of 11 critically praised scholarly books on the Kurdish question and co-editor (with Mohammed M. A. Ahmed) of three more books on the Kurds, among others. He has also published numerous scholarly articles on the Kurds and many other issues in such leading scholarly periodicals as the Middle East Journal, Middle East Policy, Middle East Quarterly, Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies, Orient, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Maghreb Review, American Journal of International Law, International Organization, World Affairs, Journal of International Affairs (Columbia University), Brown Journal of World Affairs, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Current History, Third World Quarterly, International Journal of Turkish Studies, Insight Turkey, Turkish Studies, Terrorism: An International Journal, and Arms Control, among numerous others. He was a former Senior Fulbright Lecturer in International Relations in Turkey and also has held Fulbright awards for China and Israel. He has been interviewed about the Kurdish question on numerous occasions by the international and national press. His most recent book is Out of Nowhere: The Kurds of Syria in Peace and War, London: Hurst Publications, 2014.

Lauren Harding

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Assistant Professor

Sociology and Political Science
LHarding@tntech.edu
Daniel Hall (DANL) 303
Box 5052
931-372-3817

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PHILOSOPHY FACULTY

Cecil Carlton

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Associate Professor

Sociology and Political Science
CCarlton@tntech.edu
Matthews Hall (MATT) 261
Box 5052
931-372-3812

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