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Social Sciences

Hillyer College

Explore the social and psychological forces that guide behavior and shape our lives through classes in the Department of Social Sciences.

Hillyer's Social Sciences

About the Department

Learn to think critically about yourself, the world you live in, and the economic, political, and social institutions that influence all of our lives.

After your two years in Hillyer's Social Sciences Department, you will be ready to move on to a bachelor's degree program. Choose from majors that will be prepare for you for jobs in:

  • Psychology
  • Politics and Government
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Business
  • Education

Bilal Sekou

Associate Professor, Politics and Government

Research Interests: Civic engagement, racial and ethnic politics, radical political economy

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Why do you enjoy teaching students in Hillyer?

I view teaching as not only an opportunity to impart knowledge, but also to learn. Hillyer's students have diverse experiences and backgrounds, creating a wonderful learning experience for me also.

Karen Tejada Pena

Associate Professor, Sociology

Research Interests: Central Americans in the U.S., immigrants and political mobilization, transnationalism and grassroots work.

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Why do you enjoy teaching students in Hillyer?

Hillyer students are curious, dynamic, evolve, and care about learning. Their diverse experiences contribute to a learning environment that engages us all. I look forward to pass on my love for sociology to the next generation.

Faculty & Staff

Paula Alderette
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Social Science

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Markeysha Davis
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies & Literature
Social Science

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Woody Doane
Associate Dean; Dept. Chair of Social Science; Professor of Sociology
Social Science
Dean's Office for Hillyer

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Melinda Miceli
Associate Professor of Sociology
Social Science

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Stephen Misovich
Associate Professor of Psychology
Social Science

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Bilal Sekou
Associate Professor of Political Science
Social Science

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Karen Tejada-Peña
Associate Professor of Sociology
Social Science

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