Sociology Faculty

Assistant Professor
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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. 

Assistant Professor
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Aaron Greer teaches Sociology and Anthropology. 

Associate Professor
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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.

Bachelor of Social Work Program Director
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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.

Associate Dean & Director of the School of Social Sciences
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Jaye Cee Whitehead is an alumna — and now assistant professor — of Pacific University's sociology program.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology
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Cristen's research interests and past and current projects focus on gender and intersectional inequalities, youth and young adulthood, identity, intimacy, and sexual health. Her dissertation focused on the intimacy experiences of young adults in their twenties and early thirties. Cristen will be teaching courses on public sociology, qualitative research, sex and gender, and family at Pacific.