Programs and courses in the social sciences are intended to develop the student's understanding of the nature and operation of human societies. At Lakeland, that understanding is built carefully from early introductory survey courses to senior year seminars. The constant purpose is always to understand both ourselves and our place in the larger human story.
The history, psychology, and sociology majors are also available as majors for Secondary/Middle School Certification. The college also offers the American Humanics Certificate in Nonprofit Organization
Social Sciences Faculty
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Dr. Katie Culotta, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, began at Lakeland in 2008. She earned her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. Students may be...Read more about Katie Culotta
Dr. Rick Dodgson, Assistant Professor of History, joined the faculty in 2007. In addition to teaching courses on world and American history, Dodgson is writing a book about Ken Kesey and the...Read more about Rick Dodgson
Dr. Krista Feinberg, Associate Professor of History, holds a doctorate from Indiana University. She joined the faculty in 2006. Feinberg's research interests include the Guajiro Indians from...Read more about Krista Feinberg
Don Francis is always working on behalf of his students. Don has a large network of connections to the nonprofit world, and he's always opening doors and making contacts that benefit the students...Read more about Don Francis
Alicia Helion works hard to motivate students both in and out of the classroom. Alicia joined Lakeland's faculty in 2007, and she's always finding ways to involve students in her research,...Read more about Alicia Helion
Dr. Mehraban Khodavandi, Education Division Chair and Professor of Education and Psychology, has been a member of the faculty since 1981. Khodavandi earned his doctorate from the University of...Read more about Mehraban Khodavandi
Alan Mock uses his own diverse interests to help students open doors to new experiences and viewpoints. A member of Lakeland's faculty since 1993, Dr. Mock launched the college's criminal justice...Read more about Alan Mock
Christopher Moore has been a member of Lakeland's faculty since 2006. Dr. Moore's research and teaching focus is at the juncture between sociology and psychology -- specifically, "social...Read more about Christopher Moore
Elizabeth Stroot, Social Sciences Division Chair, is the architect of Lakeland's psychology program. Since her arrival at Lakeland in 1999, psychology has grown into one of the college's most...Read more about Elizabeth Stroot
Dr. Richard Wixon is the Offenheiser Chair in History and Political Science. Wixon has been teaching for over twenty-five years, with more than fifteen of those at Lakeland. Students frequently...Read more about Richard Wixon