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Three Academic Achievement Award Recipients 2015 with Dr. Smith and President Preston

Sociology Faculty

Associate Professor Tamara L. Smith, Coordinator of the Gerontology Minor 
Ph.D. in Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York
Affiliated Faculty to The Department of Ethnic and Gender Studies
Teaches: Principles of Sociology, Sociology of Children, Social Gerontology, Sociology of Aging, and Sociology of Education
Interests: Gerontology, Care work, Education, Family Policy
tsmith@westfield.ma.edu

Professor Nomazengele A. Mangaliso
Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.A. in Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
Affiliated Faculty to The Department of Ethnic and Gender Studies
Teaches: Sociological Theory, Family, and Social Change
Interests: Global Stratification and Political Sociology
nmangaliso@westfield.ma.edu

Professor Tian-Jia Dong
Ph.D. in Sociology, Boston College
M.A. in Sociology, Boston College
M.A. in Modern Chinese History, Shandong University, China
Affiliated Faculty to The Department of Ethnic and Gender Studies 
Teaches: Principles of Sociology, complex organizations, small groups, social change, cultural anthropology, and senior thesis/internship
Interests: Research: complex organizations and network theory; global and political sociology; comparative and historical methodology. Subjects of Focus: emerging forms of global governance; types of authority; social embeddedness of political institutions; comparative study on American and Chinese social-political-economic institutions.
tdong@westfield.ma.edu

Associate Professor Gabriel Aquino, Chair for the Department of Sociology and Co-Advisor to the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Minor
Ph.D. in Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York
M.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University at Albany, State University of New York
Certificate of Graduate Study in Demography, University at Albany, State University of New York
Certificate of Graduate Study in Urban Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York
Affiliated Faculty to The Department of Ethnic and Gender Studies 
Teaches: Principles of Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Research Methods, Social Inequality, Urban Sociology, Latina/o & Latin American Sociology and the Sociology of Globalization
Interests: Racial and Ethnic Integration, Globalization, Migration, Latin American and Caribbean, and Social Class
gaquino@westfield.ma.edu

 

Emeritus Faculty

Professor Kate Bagley, Emerita
Ph.D. in Sociology, University of California Berkeley
J.D. University of Connecticut School of Law
Teaches: Gender, Sociology of Education, Sociology of Law, Cultural Anthropology, and Women and Religion
Interests: Feminist Theory, the Law of Sex Discrimination, and Sociology of Religion