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Sociology

Sociology Faculty

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Dr. Rik Newtson, Professor

Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology

Office: Faculty Office Building 327
Phone: 706-507-8705
E-mail: newtson_richard@columbusstate.edu

Office Hours: TR 7-8 AM; 11-12:30 PM; Online M-R 6-7 PM            

Education: M.A., Indiana State University
Ph.D., Iowa State University

Rik Newtson was raised in Los Angeles and Chicago. After earning his Ph.D. in sociology at Iowa State University of Science and Technology, he joined the Civic Education Project and taught graduate courses in sociology and social work in Kyiv, Ukraine for two years. Living in Eastern Europe allowed him to deliver guest lectures throughout the region on both sociology and social work curriculum reform. As Professor of Sociology he teaches a wide diversity of classes including introduction to sociology, social psychology, domestic abuse, and sociology of the family. He is a member of the American Sociological Association, the Georgia Sociological Association, and a contributing member of Yad Vashem, the U.S. Holocaust Museum, and Holocaust Museum of Skokie, Illinois. His current research interests are in the teaching and learning of sociology with a special emphasis on online education. In his free-time he enjoys sailing and spending time with friends and his dogs. 

Dr. Alan Dahl, Lecturer

Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology

Office: Faculty Office Building 121
Phone: 706-507-8706
E-mail: dahl_alan@columbusstate.ed

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am - 11:00am and 1:30pm-3:30pm

Education: Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Ilana Demantas, Part-Time Faculty

Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology

Office: Faculty Office Building 310
Phone: 706-507-8700
E-mail: demantas_ilana@columbusstate.edu

Office Hours: MW 10-12 PM

Education: M.S., University of Kansas

Wanda Donovan, Part-Time Faculty

Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology

Office: Faculty Office Building 310
Phone: 706-507-8700
E-mail: donovan_wanda@columbusstate.edu
Office Hours: MW 5-6 PM

Education: M.S.W., University of Alabama

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