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Sociology Faculty

Dr. Thea Alvarado
Adjunct Associate Professor
Bio:    
  B.A., University of California, Berkeley
  M.A., University of California, Irvine
  Ed.D., University of California, Davis     

Thea Sweo Alvarado holds a B.A. in Sociology from UC Berkeley, an M.A. in Social Science with a concentration in Demographic and Social Analysis from UC Irvine, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from UC Davis. She teaches courses in Women's Studies, Race and Ethnicity, Criminology, Aging, Research Methods, Immigration, Multiculturalism, and Marriage and Family. Dr. Alvarado is a member of the Pacific Sociological Association as well as the California Sociological Association. A former community college student, she currently teaches Soc 1 A and SocSci 30 at Delta College.

Discipline: Sociology and Social Science
email: talvarado@deltacollege.edu
Webpage:
Courses taught:  
   Sociology 1A, Introduction to Sociology
   Social Science 30, American Immigrant Experience  
Course material: Docushare

Campbell Bullock
Adjunct Associate Professor
Bio:
B.A., University of California, Davis, California
M.A., California State University, San Jose, California

Mr. Bullock received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from U.C. Davis and his Master’s Degree in Sociology from San Jose State University.  Along with teaching at Delta, Mr. Bullock has experience teaching sociology courses at Stanislaus State University, Solano Community College, Penn State University, and Jamestown Community College in New York.  Mr. Bullock is the Executive Director of the San Joaquin Community Data Co-Op in Stockton.  The Data Co-Op is a nonprofit organization that specializes in applied social research and program evaluation.  Mr. Bullock has extensive applied research experience in central California including evaluation work for the San Joaquin County Probation Department, the Stockton Unified School District, the San Joaquin County Office of Education, etc.  In addition to his evaluation work in California, Mr. Bullock was Project Director at Penn State University at Erie for a large-scale outcomes evaluation of a prison-parenting program with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

Mr. Bullock is married and has two children.

Discipline: Sociology
email:  cbullock@deltacollege.edu
Courses taught:  Sociology 1A, Introduction to Sociology   
Course material: Docushare

Dr. Rosalind GottfriedDescription: http://www.deltacollege.edu/div/socsci/images/gottfried_rosalind_000.jpe
Professor
Bio:
   B.A., Rutgers University, New Jersey
   M.A., Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
   Ph.D., Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

Rosalind received her M.A. and Ph.D., in sociology, from Brandeis University in Massachuetts and her B.A. in sociology, with a psychology minor from Rutgers University in New Jersey. She also has an M.A. in counseling from Webster University New Mexico.  She has been teaching for more than thirty years, mostly at Community Colleges; she has been at SJDC since 1996.  In addition to teaching, she has worked as a counselor, CASA, pet therapist (with her standard poodle).  She is the proud mother of two daughters she raised as a single parent.  She teaches Introduction of Sociology, Social Problems, and has also taught Gender, Social Psychology, Family, and Race and Ethnicity.

Discipline: Counseling, Psychology and Sociology
Office Phone: (209) 954-5583
Office Location: Shima 229
email: rgottfried@deltacollege.edu
Webpage:
Courses taught:
   Sociology 1A, Introduction to Sociology
   Sociology 1B, Problems of a Changing Society
Course material: Docushare

Marcus Green
Adjunct Associate Professor
Bio:      
  B.A., U.C. Irvine
  M.A., Temple University
  M.A., U.C. Berkeley
  Pupil Personnel Services (School Counseling) Credential, University of LaVerne 

Mr. Green has experience as a Coordinator of  youth mentoring programs, non-profit consulting and evaluation work for youth development programs, designing curriculum, teaching  6th grade language arts & social studies, school social worker, juvenile probation counselor, and school counseling.

As a university instructor, Mr. Green has taught courses in the fields of both Education and Ethnic Studies (courses included Urban Education, Special Topics in Education, Race, Class & Gender, African American Studies and Classroom Management).  As a community college instructor since 1999, Mr. Green has taught Sociology ( Introduction, Social Problems, & Minority Groups). He has been teaching Sociology (Introduction & Problems of A Changing Society) at Delta since 2006.

Mr. Green is from the Bay Area and holds a B.A. in Social Sciences from U.C. Irvine, an M.A. in Urban Studies (minor in Sociology) from Temple University in Philadelphia, an M.A. in Socio-Cultural Studies Education (concentration  Sociology) from U.C. Berkeley.  Mr. Green also holds a Pupil Personnel Services (School Counseling) Credential from the University of La Verne.

Mr. Green  is married with four children.

Discipline: Sociology
email: mrgreen@deltacollege.edu
Webpage:
Courses taught:  
   Sociology 1A, Introduction to Sociology   
Course material: Docushare

Yvonne Leal
Adjunct Associate Professor
Bio:                                                                                                                                         

Discipline: Sociology
email: yleal@deltacollege.edu
Webpage:
Courses taught:  
   Sociology 1A, Introduction to Sociology   
Course material: Docushare

George Medina
Adjunct Associate Professor
Bio: 
   A.A., Administration of Justice: San Joaquin Delta College 1993
   B.A., Sociology, minor in Criminal Justice
           California State University, Stanislaus 1995
MSW, Masters in Social Work: California State University,
           Stanislaus 1997

I’m proud to say that I am a Delta College Alumni originally from Tracy, Ca.  I joined the Army at 17 y/o, and was stationed at Ft. Benning, Ga., W. Berlin, Germany & Ft. Lewis, WA.  While in the military I traveled to France, Spain, Italy, Saudi Arabia, & Canada.  In 1991 I was injured during Ground Combat in Iraq.  I was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge among other awards.

After serving six years in the military, I came home to California and applied for the Veterans Administration’s Vocational Re-Habilitation Program, graduating with an MSW.

In 1997, I started working at Child Protection Services, Stanislaus County and was subsequently promoted to CPS Supervisor in 2004.  I started my teaching career in 2000 at Modesto Jr. College and then later at California State University at Stanislaus and San Joaquin Delta College, which I love and find rewarding.

My Hobbies:  Family, Boxing, Oakland Raiders, politics/news, Sociology, and taking care of my home/yard.

Discipline: Sociology
email gmedina@deltacollege.edu
Webpage:
Courses taught:  
   Sociology 1A, Introduction to Sociology
   Sociology 1B, Problems of a Changing Society 
   Sociology of Education
   Marriage and Family
   Race and Ethnicity
   Mexican-Americans in the U.S.
Course material: Docushare

Dr. Harry Mersmann
Professor
Bio:
   B.A., Reed College, Portland, Oregon
   Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Harry J. Mersmann, Ph.D. is a Professor of Sociology who earned his B.A. in Psychology from Reed College and his Doctorate in Social Ecology form UC Irvine.  He currently teaches Sociology 1A Introduction to Sociology, Sociology 1B Problems of a Changing Society, Sociology 5 Sociology of the Family, and Sociology 27 Gender in Contemporary Society.  Before coming to Delta, he taught all of the above courses in addition to courses in Men and Masculinity, Sociology of Sports, Research Methods, Victimless Crimes, and the Sociology of Disneyland.

Professor Mersmann has presented papers and has continuing interest in the areas of gender, masculinities, sexuality, and popular culture (with an emphasis on Disney and professional wrestling).  In the recent past, he has served as the adviser to the Gay Straight Alliance club here on campus, has been a division rep. and first vice president of the CTA and currently serves on the campus wide Planning and Budget Committee.

Discipline: Sociology
Office Phone: (209) 954-5417
Office Location: Locke 226
email: hmersmann@deltacollege.edu
Webpage
Courses taught:
   Sociology 1A, Introduction to Sociology
   Sociology 1B, Problems of a Changing Society
   Sociology 5, Sociology of the Family
   Sociology 27, Gender in Contemporary Society
Course material: Docushare

David TerryDescription: Description: http://www.deltacollege.edu/div/socsci/images/terry_000.jpg
Professor
Bio:
   B.A., Ohio University
   M.A., Ohio University

Discipline: Administration of Justice, History and Sociology
Office Phone: (209) 954-5559
Office Location: Shima 313
email: dterry@deltacollege.edu
Webpage:
Courses taught:
   Administration of Justice 21, Criminal Justice
   Administration of Justice 51, Introduction to Correctional Science
   Administration of Justice 54, Introduction to Probation and Parole
   Administration of Justice 55, Control and Supervision in Correction
   Administration of Justice 57, Legal Aspects/Corrections
   History 30A, African-American History to 1877
   History 30B, African-American History since 1877
   Sociology 1A, Introduction to Sociology
Course material: Docushare
Marcelle WilliamsDescription: http://www.deltacollege.edu/div/socsci/images/WilliamsMarci5-14-2009Picturecrop223.jpg
Professor
Bio:
   B.A., University of California, Berkeley
   M.A., University of California, Berkeley

Discipline: Anthropology and Sociology
Office Phone: (209) 954-5587
Office Location: Shima 234
email: mwilliams@deltacollege.edu
Webpage:
Courses taught:
   Anthropology 1, Cultural Anthropology
   Sociology 1A, Introduction to Sociology
   Sociology 33, Social Inequaility in the United States
Course material: Docushare
Cathy Wong
Adjunct Associate Professor
Bio:  
B.A., California State University, Stanislaus
M.A., California State University, Sacramento
Ph.D., California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco
          Concentration in Transformative Learning and Social Change

Cathy L. Wong, Ph.D., is a Professor of Sociology who considers herself “home grown.”  She is an adoptee from Hong Kong, coming to the United State in 1961, to a family in Thornton, Ca.  She earned her B.A. in Sociology with a concentration in Human Service and a minor in Gerontology from CSU Stanislaus, an M.A. in Sociology from CSU Sacramento, and her Doctorate in Transformative Learning and Social Change from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.  She is currently a full-time Lecturer at CSU Stanislaus and an Adjunct Professor at San Joaquin Delta College.  Since the first time I have stepped into a classroom I have taught many classes; Introduction to Sociology and Social Problems are the main classes I have taught at SJDC.  Some of the other classes I have taught include: The Family, Social Welfare Services, Sociology of Aging, Introduction to Gerontology, Sociology of Death and Dying, Sociology of Mental Health, Race and Ethnicity, Cross-Cultural Social Issues, Social Change, and Intergenerational Experiences.

Professor Wong has presented numerous times at The Pacific Sociological Association conferences between 2005-present.  Currently, she is engaged in two research projects; one in conjunction with Stanislaus Commission on Aging and the other with Tuolumne County’s Resource Network Services.  Both are examining the aging communities.  In Stanislaus County the focus is the Hispanic community and in Tuolumne County it is rural area seniors.  Professor Wong also makes time to involve herself as an advisor for two campus clubs on CSUS’ campus:  Sociology Club and Alpha Phi Omega.  Both focus on community service and helping one person or family at a time to make a difference within the local community.

Discipline: Sociology
email cwong@deltacollege.edu
Webpage:
Courses taught:  
   Sociology 1A, Introduction to Sociology
   Sociology 1B, Problems of A Changing Society   
Course material: Docushare

Len Wynn-Summer
Adjunct Associate Professor
Bio:
B.S., Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
M.A., Bowling Green State University, Ohio
Research Associate, Population Society and Research Center, Bowling Green State University

Len C. Wynn-Summers, the youngest of 8 kids from Cincinnati, Ohio, has a B.A. in Sociology and B.S. in Social Work from Xavier University in Ohio.  In addition, he has a M.A. in Quantitative Sociology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.  Len has conducted some unique research projects over the years, such as exploring social norms of elevator behavior and measuring altruistic behaviors of urban homeless populations by posing as a homeless person for 49 days.

When Len is not teaching, he can be found playing tennis, hiking, and traveling with his fiancé, Carina.  He has two, wonderful adult children, Natalie, a third-year college student at Saint Louis University, and Jarryd, a stock broker in Chicago, Illinois.

Discipline: Sociology
email lwynn-summers@deltacollege.edu
Webpage:
Courses taught:  
   Sociology 1A, Introduction to Sociology
   Sociology 1B, Problems of A Changing Society
   Sociology 5, Sociology of the Family
   Sociology 27, Gender in Contemporary Society   
Course material: Docushare

 

 

 

 

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