Committee Members

Director

Tracy Tamborra, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Criminal Justice

 

Faculty/Staff Members

Amanda Bozack, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Education

Amanda Bozack, Ph.D., is an educational psychologist whose interests focus on the development of social justice awareness in preservice teacher education. Her teaching explores the relationship between systems of education and systems of incarceration, and their effects on children and communities. In particular, she and her students explore their own roles in supporting and eradicating social injustices within educational settings.

Eric Marcus, Ph.D.
Distinguished Lecturer
Psychology

Jeffrey Debies-Carl, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Sociology

Brooke Kammrath, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Forensic Science

I am interested in all areas of social justice, but specifically in issues concerning forensic science and the criminal justice system. For example, because social justice means all citizens are entitled to the same rights and services, I am concerned with the lack of access to experts in forensic science by indigent defendants.

Jeffrey Debies-Carl, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Sociology

Shane Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Education

Mary Isbell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
English

I am interested in creating physical and intellectual spaces on campus where the students, faculty, and staff who make up our diverse campus community can learn from one another.

Chris Haynes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Political Science

I am a political psychologist whose interests focus on the role of empathy and media framing on public opinion and policymaking on immigration. My interest in social justice focuses primarily on the civil and human rights of minorities and undocumented immigrants and their ability to engage, interact with, understand, and influence the American political system.

April Yoder, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Latin American Studies

Amy Nicole Baker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Psychology

As an organizational psychologist, I am interested in workplace fairness. This includes fairness in all aspects of the employment setting, including hiring, work assignments, employee development, and work-life balance.

Melissa Whitson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Psychology

Michael Saliby, Ph.D.
Professor 
Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

Julius Landwirth, M.D.
Adjunct Professor
Management, Marketing, and Quality Assurance

My specific interest is in social justice and health care. Examples of topics within this broad area are:  discrimination in health care, social determinants of health inequalities,  justice in public health, balancing individual and collective interests, fair treatment of the disadvantaged, social justice and global health, social justice and personal responsibility.

 

Student Members

Ashli Giles-Perkins
Undergraduate Student
Majors: Criminal Justice/Psychology
Member: NAACP/Psychology Club