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Dorothy Weaver is the Department Head of Behavioral Sciences at Oklahoma State University—Oklahoma City.  She received her PhD in anthropology from Rutgers University in 2006.  Her research interests are Russia and Eastern Europe, capitalist transitions, gender, and religion. Dorothy is the lead instructor for Sociology, Geography, and Anthropology and currently teaches Introductory Sociology, Social Problems, Cultural Diversity, Marriage and Family, and Language and Culture.  She is a fan of Open Access Course materials, Terry Pratchett, research on tax policy, Classic Trek, The Genderbread Person, and science.

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Dan Wang is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Oklahoma. She Received her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2022. She specializes in vulnerable families, culture, and research methods.

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Dr. Becerra is an environmental sociologist, whose primary interest areas are natural resources and the environment (especially water), and issues of marginalized populations (race, gender, and rural populations). She completed her doctoral degree at Kansas State University and completed post-doctoral research projects at both Oklahoma State University and Kansas State University.

Dr. Becerra came to East Central University in the fall of 2016. She teaches in the Department of Politics, Law and Society. Also, faculty in the Water Resource Policy and Management (WRPM) master’s program, she teaches a seminar in Water and Society: Theory and Practice and Water Resource Economics.  Her sociology courses include Introduction to Sociology, Native American Sociology, Majority-Minority Relations, Gender and Society, Sociological Theory, Environmental Sociology, and Political Organization Theory. 


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LiErin Probasco is Chair of the Sociology Department at Oklahoma City Community College. She holds a PhD in sociology from Princeton University. Dr. Probasco teaches Intro to Sociology, Social Problems, Cultural Anthropology, and Race and Ethnicity in the US.  Her research has addressed issues of race in higher education, congregational studies, and international volunteer tourism/mission trips.  At OCCC, she co-sponsors the SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Acceptance) club and serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.


1973 | Taylor, Lloyd; Phillips University
1974 | Kinsey, Barry; Tulsa University
1975 | Affleck, Marilyn; University of Oklahoma
1976 | Johnson, Billy; Central State University
1977 | Urbon, Joe; Northeastern Oklahoma State University
1978 | Chapman, Ivan; Oklahoma State University
1979 | Quiett, Ray; East Central State University
1980 | Edgley, Charles; Oklahoma State University
1981 | Brown, Ruth; Oscar Rose Junior College
1982 | Sandefur, Gary; University of Oklahoma
1983 | Perkins, Larry; Oklahoma State University
1984 | Arquitt, Ed; Oklahoma State University
1985 | Parker, William D.; Central State University
1986 | Hall, Thomas; University of Oklahoma
1987 | Comby, Henry III; Tulsa Junior College
1988 | Johnson, Billy; Central State University
1989 | Heflebower, Lori; Northeastern State University
1990 | Rettig, Richard; Central State University
1991 | *
1992 | Knottnerus, David; Oklahoma State University
1993 | Zellner, William W.; East Central University
1994 | Hickman, Jack; Cameron University
1995 | Ford, David; University of Central Oklahoma
1996 | Webster, Ed; Northeastern State University
1997 | Howard, Joanna ; Langston University
1998 | Easterling, Calvin Henry; Oral Roberts University
1999 | Lamberton, John; Oklahoma State University
2000 | Scott, Wilbur; University of Oklahoma 
2001 | Reed, Doug; University of Central Oklahoma
2002 | Decker, Kay; Northwestern Oklahoma State University
2003 | Newcomb, David; Rogers State University
2004 | Steward, Gary; University of Central Oklahoma
2005 | Damphousse, Kelly; University of Oklahoma
2006 | Barlow, Donna; Southwestern Oklahoma State University
2007 | Bausch, Robert S.; Cameron University
2008 | Varner, Monica; Rogers State University
2009 | Howard, Joanna; Langston University
2010 | Chappell, Brenda; University of Central Oklahoma
2011 | Kwenda, Maxwell N.; Cameron University
2012 | McCune, LaDonna; University of Central Oklahoma
2013 | Van-Delinder, Jean; Oklahoma State University
2014 | Thomas, Kim; Mid-America Christian University
2015 | Hill, Chris; University of Oklahoma
2016 | Warehime, Nicole; University of Central Oklahoma
2017 | Burns, Thomas; University of Oklahoma
2018 | Garneau, Chris; University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
2019 | McCune, LaDonna; University of Central Oklahoma
2020 | Garneau, Chris; University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
2021 | Mackey, Christi; Rogers State University
2022 | Probasco. LiErin; Oklahoma City Community College

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