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Department of Sociology
Norfolk State University
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504

Dr. Robert K. Perkins, Chairperson
Department of Sociology

Phone: (757) 823-8436
Fax: (757) 823-8167

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William K.A. Agyei, Ph.D.
Professor; Fulbright Scholar (University of Maryland)
Demography (population), Family, Statistics, Research Methods

Austin Ashe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor (Duke University)
Race, Qualitative Methods, Policing, Law, and Theory

Regina Brisgone, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor (Rutgers University)
Criminology, Research Methods, Women & Drugs, and Urban Crime

James Curiel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor (University of California at Davis)
Popular Culture, Race and Ethnic Relations, Social Theory, and Gender in Commercial Organizations

Michael Fischer, Ph.D., MSW
Associate Professor (State University of New York at Albany)
Criminal Justice, Social Work, Juvenile Delinquency, Offender Rehabilitation

Bernadette J. Holmes, Ph.D.
Professor (Ohio State University)
Criminology, Gender, Community Development

Robert K. Perkins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Department Chair (Iowa State University)
Social Inequality, Crime and Justice, Organizational Management, Social Capital and Social Organization

Yuying Shen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor (University of North Texas)
Research Methods and Statistics; Medical Sociology; Family/Community Studies; Globalization and Comparative Sociology;
Race/Ethnicity; Cultural Sociology; Social Stratification; Development and Social Change

David L. Spinner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Director, Master of Arts Criminal Justice Program (University of Maryland at College Park)

Carlene M. Turner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor (City University of New York)
Statistics, Sociological Theory; Research Methods; Ethnographic Research; Interdisciplinary Research -- Urban Health


Lashawn L. Belvin
Administrative Specialist