Sociology and Anthropology
James M. VanderVeen, Ph.D. | Chair
Wiekamp Hall 2289 | (574) 520-4618 | socanth.iusb.edu
- Professors | Keen, Lucal, McGuire, Sernau, Torstrick
- Associate Professors | Randall, VanderVeen (Chair)
- Assistant Professors | Blouin, Schrank, Wells
- Faculty Emeriti | Brandewie, Fritschner
About the Department of Sociology and Anthropology
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at IU South Bend is dedicated to fostering a critical understanding of social and cultural diversity. The faculty is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarly and professional creativity, and campus and community service.
The department prepares students to be active contributors to their communities and to live fruitful lives as informed citizens of a global society. Through their training in theoretical analysis and research methods, students gain a solid basis for pursuing careers in law, social work, business, public administration, and many human services professions. They are also well equipped to pursue graduate study in sociology or anthropology in preparation for careers in teaching, administration, and research.