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Faculty and Staff

Department Chair

Gesine K. Hearn, PhD • heargesi@isu.edu
Phone: (208) 282.4947 • Fax: (208) 282-4733

Administrative Assistants

Tiffany Waggoner • waggtiff@isu.edu
Phone: (208) 282-2170 • Fax: (208) 282-4733

Kevin Owens, BA • socwork@isu.edu
Phone: (208) 282-3377 • Fax: (208) 282-4733

Full-Time FacultyAdjunct FacultyEmeritiGraduate AssistantsChild Welfare Trainers

Full-Time Faculty

Morey Burnham
Morey Burnham
Research Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Utah State U, Human Dimensions of Ecosystem Science and Management, 2014
M.S., Antioch University New England, Environmental Studies, 2008
Specialties:  Climate Change Adaptation and Vulnerability • Agriculture • Water • Livelihoods
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 322
Email: burnmore@isu.edu, Website
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Gesine Hearn
Chair/Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat, Erlangen-Nuremberg, 2006
R.N., Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat, Erlangen-Nuremberg, 1987
M.A., Eberhard-Karls-Universitat, Tubingen, Germany, 1993
Specialties:  Medical Sociology • Sociology of Health and Illness • Families
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 306
Email: heargesi@isu.edu
Phone: 208-282-4947
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Anthony Hoskin
Criminology Program Director/Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany, 1999
Specialties:  Interpersonal Violence • Biosocial Criminology • Quantitative Methods
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 363
Email: hoskanth@isu.edu
Phone: 208-282-2576

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Staci Jensen-Hart
Staci Jensen-Hart
Social Work Program Director/Associate Professor of Social Work
M.S.W., University of Utah, 1987
Specialties:  Social Work Practice Courses • Field Practicum
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 353
Email: hartstac@isu.edu
Phone: 208-282-3369
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Jeehoon Kim
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Ph.D., University at Albany, NY, 2011
M.S.W., University at Albany, NY, 2003
M.H.E., Seoul National University, 1997
Specialties:  Aging and Family Studies • Macro Practice • Social Policy  
Quantitative Research Method
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 320
Email: kimjeeh@isu.edu
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Justin Lee
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2012
M.S.W., Eastern Washington University, 2007
Specialties:  Immigrant Health Disparities • Refugee Integration • Social Justice and Diversity • Qualitative Research Methods  
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 360
Email: leejus2@isu.edu
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Deirdre Caputo-Levine
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook Department of Sociology, 2015
M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook Department of Sociology, 2008
Specialties:  Prisoner Reentry • Punishment • Critical Criminology • Race and Ethnicity • Social Theory  
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 359
Email: capudeir@isu.edu
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Katrina Running (Curriculum Vitae)
Undergraduate Program Director/Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., University of Arizona, AZ, 2013
M.A., University of Arizona, AZ, 2009 - Sociology
M.A., University of Arizona, AZ, 2007 - Political Science
Specialties:  Climate Justice & Inequality • Social & Environmental Sustainability
Social Research Methods • Gender
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 362
Email: runnkatr@isu.edu, Website
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Jeremy Thomas(Curriculum Vitae)
Director Gender & Sexuality Studies/Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2012
M.S., Purdue University, 2007
M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary, 2002
Specialties:  Religion • Sexuality • Deviance • The Body
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 349
Email: thomjer4@isu.edu, Website
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DJ Williams
Associate Professor of Social Work
Ph.D., University of Alberta, 2004
M.S.W., M.S., University of Utah, 2000
Specialties:  Deviant leisure • Forensic Leisure Science • Gambling in Prisons
Forensic • Sociology of Sexuality • Narrative Methodology
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 317
Email: willdj@isu.edu
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Adjunct Faculty

Scott Contor
Adjunct Instructor

M.A., Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, 2012
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 350
contscot@isu.edu

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Jodi Lyn Davis
Adjunct Instructor

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 360
Email: furijodi@isu.edu

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Matt Olsen
Adjunct Instructor

M.A., Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, 2012
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 350
olsematt@isu.edu

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John Warner
Adjunct Instructor

M.P.A., Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, 1998
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 350
warnjohn@isu.edu

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Emeriti Faculty

James Aho
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Washington State University, 1971
M.A., Washington State University, 1968
ahojame@isu.edu

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Clifford Bryan
Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Western Michigan, 1971
M.A., Western Michigan, 1969
bryaclif@isu.edu

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Ann Hunter
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of North Texas, 1991
M.A., University of North Texas, 1986
oakeann@isu.edu

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Donald Pierson
Professor Emeritus
D.S.W., University of California, 1984
M.S.W., Tulane University, 1971
pierdona@isu.edu

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Title IV-E Scholars Coordinator

Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 356
Phone: 208-282-2851

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Graduate Teaching Assistants

Dan Moody

mooddani@isu.edu

Jessica Sargent

sargjess@isu.edu

JoeLene Kuntz

kuntjoel@isu.edu

Audie Wood

woodaudi@isu.edu

Rakiba Wazi

waziraki@isu.edu


Child Welfare On-Site Trainers

Tara L. Ashley, LMSW

Phone: 208-239-6237
ashltara@isu.edu

Melissa Bernier, LMSW

Phone: 208-334-0735
berneli@isu.edu

Kimberly Cordero, LMSW

Phone: 208-334-0735
cordkimb@isu.edu

Tennille Kober, LMSW

Phone: 208-732-1374
holstenn@isu.edu

B. Keith Orchard, MSW, LCSW

Phone: 208-665-8956
orchbria@isu.edu