Saint Louis University

Faculty and Staff

Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Elizabeth Chiarello 
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Assistant Professor
Medical Sociology, Law & Society, Organizations, Professions


Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Economic Sociology; Organizational Theory; Research Methodology

Dr. Amy Cooper                                                                                                                 Amy Cooper
Ph.D., The University of Chicago
Assistant Professor
Medical Anthropology; Public Health; The Body; Citizenship; Latin American and
Caribbean Studies; Urban Ethnography


Dr. Scott Harris   
Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Oregon
Professor and Director of Sociology
Social Psychology; Marriage and Family; Social Construction
of Equality and Inequality


Dr. Joel Jennings   
Ph.D. in Geography, University of Cambridge
Assistant Professor
Citizenship; Immigration; U.S. Latino/a Population 

Ph.D. in Health Communication, University of Kentucky
Assistant Professor
Introduction to Statistics; Research Methods; Medical Sociology

Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
Associate Professor
Gender; Popular Culture; Bureaucracy

Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley
Associate Professor and Director of Anthropology
General Anthropology; Biological/Physical Anthropology; Primate Social
Behavior and Ecology; Evolution of Social Complexity; Life History Strategies;
Fieldwork and Conservation Issues in Latin America; Ethics in Field Primatology

Ph.D. in Sociology, University of California - Riverside
General Research Methods; Introduction to Inferential Statistics; Intermediate
Qualitative Analysis; Inferential Statistics for Pre-Med Students; Evidence-Based
Medical Research; Log-Linear and Logit Models; Applied Regression Models;
Applied Biostatistics for the Medical Sciences; Sample Survey Method

Ph.D. in Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Urban: redevelopment, business-community relations, civil unrest, gangs, American
urban history, urban community and politics, civic culture Race and Ethnicity:
entrepreneurship, adjustment to urban living, self-help activities, institutional and
neighborhood developmentEducation: institutional reform, school desegregation,
policy making

Ph.D. in Anthropology, Stanford University
Assistant Professor
Urban Anthropology, Political Economy, Homelessness, Affect, Consumption,
Eastern Europe (particularly Romania)

Dr. Christopher G. Prener                                                                                                                            Chris Prener
Ph.D., Sociology, Northeastern University
Assistant Professor
Health and Illness, Mental Health, Social Stratification, Urban
Sociology, Work, Social Psychology, Research Methods
(Qualitative, Quantitative and Spatial/GIS), Mobile Data Collection Tools

Dr. J.S. Onesimo Sandoval 
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Associate Professor and Co-Director of Public and Social Policy
Urban Sociology, Demography, Social-Environmental Synthesis,
Racial Inequality, Latino Sociology Spatial Demography, Spatial
Criminology, and Spatial Statistics.

Ph.D. in Sociology, North Carolina State
University Professor and Director of Graduate Program
Statistical Research and Data Analysis


Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago   
Assistant Professor
Archaeology; Anthropology; Biological Anthropology; Forensic
Anthropology; World Cultures

Department Liaison Librarian

Dr. Miriam E. Joseph   
Ph.D. in American Studies, Saint Louis University
Reference Librarian and Professor


Dr. Monica Eppinger

Ph.D. in Anthropology of Law, University of California, Berkeley
Comparative Criminal Law; Energy, Economics; EnvironmentInternational Law;
Land Use Law; Legal Ethics; PropertyNational Security Law; Anthropology of Law


Dr. Scott Cummings
Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Connecticut




Adjunct Faculty


Jameson Ramirez

Anthony Witherspoon

Anthony Witherspoon



Dr. William Griffin 

Dr. William Griffin

Dr. Chad Huddleston

Dr. Elizabeth Kelley

Forensic Science

Erik Hall



Erik Hall

Julie Howe

Julie Howe

 JoEllen Leeke

JoEllen Leeke

Cheryl Stephens





Cheryl Stephens

Barb Weekley

Barbara Weekley




Bill Monahan


Ashlee Dorsey
Administrative Assistant II
Morrissey Hall
1st Floor - Room 1915

Catherine Harris
Administrative Secretary
Morrissey Hall
1st Floor - Suite 1900
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