Anthropology Faculty

Assistant Professor

Aaron Greer teaches Sociology and Anthropology. 

Associate Professor

Adam Rafalovich has published widely on medical sociology. He is an associate professor of sociology who received his PhD in sociology from the University of British Columbia, and has published books in the area of media sociology.

Associate Professor; Soc/Anth/CJLS/GSS Department Chair

Daniel Eisen, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Pacific University whose research is situated in the study of race, ethnic identity, and racial and ethnic relations. Employing critical race theory and grounded theory methodologies, his research examines Filipino ethnic identity development in Hawai‘i. 

Bachelor of Social Work Program Director

Don Schweitzer received his PhD in Social Work and Social Research from Portland State University in 2011 and his Master of Arts in Social Work from Boise State University in 2005. His research goals are to continue to conduct participatory and qualitative research in an effort to help shape innovative forms of policy, treatment models and service evaluation that can help overcome the problems associated with the homeless and runaway youth. He currently serves as the program director for the Bachelor of Social Work program.

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Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Sarah Phillips studies how people behave in groups and societies, hoping to help create a better, safer, more egalitarian world.

Visiting Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gender Studies

Jason G. Damron is a Visiting Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gender Studies at Pacific University. His work and teaching covers queer and social theories, interdisciplinary studies of social science and gender, and the history and intellectual development of affect and emotion studies. His current project seeks to reconcile cultural ideals of "waiting" and intimacy with thinking about bureaucracy and other affective registers of contemporary neoliberalism.