Great Plains Fellows: Sociology

John C Allen III (AF)
Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Utah State University

Sociology, rural communities, environmental sociology

Gustavo Carlo (AF)
Professor, Human Development

University of Missouri

Prosocial and moral development among children and adolescents, Latino families and youth

Miguel Carranza (EF)
Prof. Emeritus, Latina/Latino Studies & Sociology, Dir. Emeritus, Latina/Latino Studies

UNL, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Latino/Chicano studies, immigrant communities; mentoring at-risk youth; minority/majority relations

David Johnson (AF)
Professor, Sociology

Penn State University

Measurement techniques, structural equation models

Donald Landon (AEF)
Professor Emeritus, Sociology

Southwest Missouri State University

Civic renewal, legal profession in community context

Harvey Markowitz (AF)
Assist. Prof., Sociology/Anthropology

Washington and Lee University

Relationships among American Indian religions, landscapes, cultures, histories, and identities

Richard Meile (AF)
Adjunct Faculty, Sociology

Indiana University Northwest

Globalization, health, rural, economy

Helen Moore (F)


Inequality of class, gender, race

Alan Osborn (F)
Associate Professor


Great Plains archaeology, paleoindian adaptations, nutritional anthropology

Wayne Osgood (AEF)
Associate Professor Emeritus, Sociology

Penn State University

Sociology, population

Keith Parker (AF)
Professor, Sociology

University of Georgia

Educational aspirations, social and applied demography, social movements, social stratification

Steve Potts (AF)
Instructor, Social Sciences

Hibbing Community College

Humanities, 20th Century U.S., Native America, American frontier, East Asia, anthropology

Beth Ritter (F)
Associate Professor


Federal Indian policy, contemporary Native American issues

Mildred A. Schwartz
Professor Emerita, Sociology, Political Science

University of Illinois at Chicago

Political parties and movements, regionalism

Lynn White (EF)
Professor Emerita, Sociology


Social demography, social research, statistics, fertility

Hugh Whitt (EF)
Professor Emeritus, Sociology


Deviant behavior, sociology

J. Allen Williams, Jr. (F)


Environmental sociology

(F) = Fellow, (AF) = Associate Fellow, (EF) = Emeritus Fellow, (AEF) = Associate Emeritus Fellow, (GF) = Graduate Fellow