Faculty and Staff

Staff

Andrea Parks

Andrea Parks

Administrative Assistant                           
375 Upham
513-529-2628
parksar@MiamiOH.edu


Faculty

Dr. Katherine Abbott

Katy Abbott   

Blayney Professor of Gerontology, Assistant Professor                                                
360 Upham
513-529-0869                                       
abbottkm@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University
Areas: Social networks and health, social preferences in long-term care, and person centered care 

Fauzia Ahmed

Fauzia Ahmed

Associate Professor                                  
362 Upham
513-529-0870                                            
ahmedfe@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. Brandeis University
Areas: Gender and development, masculinity, Islam, labor and globalization


Robert A Applebaum

Robert A. Applebaum

Professor                                                
Associate Dean 
367A Upham                                         
513-529-2632                                        
applebra@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin 
Areas: Long-term care, social policy

Linda Barrett

Linda Barrett

Visiting Assistant Professor                     
376 Upham
513-529-2643                                            
barretll@MiamiOH.edu

MGS Miami University
Areas: Social Security, Internship placement and supervision

J. Scott Brown

J. Scott Brown

Professor                             
376 Upham
513-529-8325                                        
sbrow@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. Duke University
Areas: Inequalities in health and aging, advanced quantitative methods

Kristen Budd

Kristen Budd

Assistant Professor, Pre-law advisor                               
367D Upham
513-529-1598                                        
buddkm@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. Purdue University
Areas: Criminology, law and society, gender and crime
Jennifer Bulanda

Jennifer Bulanda

Associate Professor                              
356 Upham
513-529-5642                                        
bulandjr@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. Bowling Green State University
Areas: Family demography, relationship dynamics, health and well-being, and the sociology of aging

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Ron Bulanda

Associate Professor                             
374 Upham
513-529-2642                                       
bulandre@MiamiOH.edu

 Ph.D. Bowling Green State University
 Areas: Parenting, child well-being, and measurement issues in family structure and instability

J.A. Carter

J.A. Carter

Visiting Assistant Professor                   
571 Mosler
513-785-1877                                        
carterj@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. University of Cincinnati
Areas: Gender, sexuality, the body, sports and media

Kate de Medeiros

Kate de Medeiros

Blayney Professor of Gerontology, Chief Departmental Advisor for Gerontology                   
342 Upham                                           
513-529-9648                                                        
demedekb@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. University of Maryland-Baltimore County  
Areas: The cultural construction of aging, autobiographical writing, personhood in people with dementia    

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William Flint

Associate Professor                              
354 Upham
513-529-2631                                        
flintwc@MiamiOH.edu

 Ph.D. Colorado State University
 Areas: Political economy, critical theory, social class

Ryan Gunderson

Ryan Gunderson

Assistant Professor                               
366 Upham
513-529-4113                                        
gunderrm@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. Michigan State University
Areas: Environmental Sociology, Social Theory, Political Economy, Animal Studies, Sociology of Technology
C. Lee Harrington

C. Lee Harrington

Professor                                           
157 Upham
513-529-3437                                    
harrincl@MiamiOH.edu 

Ph.D. University of California-Santa Barbara
Areas: Media studies, sociology of culture, and sociology of law

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Othello Harris

Associate Professor                             
344 Upham
513-529-2721                                        
harriso@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. University of Maryland
Areas: Sports, race

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Marty Jendrek

Professor                                          
350 Upham
513-529-2636                                     
jendremp@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. University of Maryland
Areas: Law and society, sociology of aging, research methods

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Jennifer Kinney

Professor                                            
Director of Graduate Studies    
348 Upham                                          
513-529-2915                                                 
kinneyjm@MiamiOH.edu   

Ph.D. Kent State University        
Areas: Interventions to help families care for their older relatives, quality of life for people with dementia, the evaluation of arts-based interventions for individuals with dementia                        

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Suzanne Kunkel

Professor, Director of Scripps Gerontology Center                                            

398A Upham                                        
513-529-2914                                        
kunkels@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. University of Cincinnati
Areas: Global aging, community-based home care, the aging network

Stephen Lippmann

Steve Lippmann

Associate Professor, Department Chair                               
375C Upham                                         
513-529-8515                                        
lippmas@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Areas: Work, organizational and industry evolution, entrepreneurship

Michael Loadenthal

Michael Loadenthal

Visiting Assistant Professor                  
367E Upham
513-529-2764

loadenm@MiamiOH.edu    

Ph.D. George Mason University

Areas: political violence, terrorism, social movements, social justice                        


Sara McLaughlin

Sara McLaughlin

Assistant Professor                               
358 Upham
513-529-8138                                       
mclaugsj@MiamiOH.edu 

Ph.D. University of Michigan
Areas: Late-life health, social and behavioral determinants of healthy aging

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Glenn Muschert

Professor, Chief Departmental Advisor for Sociology and Social Justice Studies                                            
367C Upham                                   
513-529-1812                                                                                            
muschegw@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. University of Colorado
Areas: Social problems, crime, media coverage of high-profile crimes, the digital divide

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Gina Petonito

Visiting Associate Professor                    
Middletown Campus
513-727-3211                                           
petonig@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. Syracuse University
Areas: Gerontechnologies, social conflict, claims-making

Robert Seufert

Robert Seufert

Professor, Director of Applied Research Center                                           
204A Johnston                                      
513-727-3362                                                                   
seuferrl@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. University of Cincinnati
Areas: Program analysis, research methods

Janardan Subedi

Janardan Subedi

Professor                                             
352 Upham
513-529-3432                                        
subedij@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. University of Akron
Areas: Medical sociology, international/cross-cultural health, and methodology and statistics

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Sree Subedi

Professor                                               
566 Mosler
513-785-3266                                        
subedis@MiamiOH.edu 

Ph.D. University of Akron
Areas: Mental health, comparative sociology and medical sociology

Jonathon Vivoda

Jonathon Vivoda

Assistant Professor                                 
346 Upham
513-529-4114                                           
vivodajm@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. University of Michigan
Areas: Aging, driving/transportation, the built environment, and health