Our faculty members are experienced teachers and respected scholars in their fields. The Social Sciences Department prides itself on maintaining open and engaging faculty-student relationships. They're dedicated to helping you put together a program to meet your needs.

Core Faculty

Alexander Vari , Ph.D., Chair

vari@marywood.edu
Associate Professor of History
-European history, Latin American history, urban studies

Patrick Seffrin , Ph.D.

seffrin@marywood.edu
Director of Crim. Justice Program, Assistant Professor of Sociology/Criminal Justice
-Criminology, criminal justice, sociology

Brian Monahan , Ph.D.

monahan@marywood.edu
Assistant Professor of Sociology/Criminal Justice
-Media and Crime, Social Problems, Deviant Behavior

Jon Christiansen , M.A.

jchristiansen@marywood.edu
Lecturer
-social movements, labor, and community sociology

Samantha Christiansen , Ph.D.

christiansen@marywood.edu
Assistant Professor of History
-Asian and World History, Urban History, Social Movements, Gender Studies

Thomas Jackson , J.D., Ph.D.

jacksont@marywood.edu
Professor of Political Science
-Political science, constitutional law, pre-law

Kathleen P. Munley , Ph.D., C.M.F.C.

munleyk@marywood.edu
Professor of History
-American history, ethnic studies, American diplomacy and foreign policy, women's studies, American politics

Jeremy Rich , Ph.D.

jrich@marywood.edu
Associate Professor of History
-African and world history, colonialism and Central African history (Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo)

Adam Shprintzen , Ph.D.

shprintzen@marywood.edu
Assistant Professor
-Urban History, Labor History, Environmental History (Passed with distinction)

Adjunct Faculty

James Frutchey , M. A.

-European and world history

Mark Lemoncelli , M.A.

-American history, social studies methods