Academic Catalog

Social Inquiry

Mission Statement

The Social Inquiry Department fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention and embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices. Through its contribution to the University's general education program and its major and minor curricula, the department helps students to become life-long learners who seek understanding as a valuable end in its own right. In particular, the department encourages students to apply reflective and systematic thought to the social world using the methodological tools of the social sciences and humanities. Our goal is to produce graduates who approach their lives, both as professionals and as responsible members of local and global communities, with reason and creativity. The Department offers majors and minors in Sociology, Political Science, History and BroadField Social Studies, along with minors in Anthropology, Global Studies, Philosophy and Gender Studies.

Faculty and Staff

Adams, Sarah LaChance - Asst. Professor of Philosophy
Augsburger, Deborah - Asst Prof, Anthropology
Bahm, Karl - Professor, History
Christian, Cindy - Sr Lecturer, Political Science
Dalpiaz, Brenda - Academic Dept Associate
Dokhanchi, Khalil (Haji) - Professor, Political Science
Edwards, Eric - Asst Professor, Sociology
Evans, Brianna - Senior Lecturer - SI
Gan, Cheong Soon - Assistant Professor
Gilbert, Greg - Senior Lecturer - SI
Johnson, Marshall - Professor, Sociology
Leopold, Theresa - Senior Lecturer, Sociology
Mansbach, Daniela - Assistant Professor, Poli Sci
Mulholland, Susan - Sr Lecturer, Anthropology
Prescott, Jill - Lecturer, Social Studies
Riker-Coleman, Erik - Senior Lectures
Shonk Jr, Kenneth - Asst Professor, Social Studies
Sipress, Joel - Professor, History
Smith, Robert - Senior Lecturer
Starratt, Priscilla - Professor, History
Trine, Mari - Senior Lecturer
Von Hagel, Alisa - Asst. Professor

Contact Information

Social Inquiry Department
University of Wisconsin - Superior
Swenson Hall 3061
Belknap and Catlin Ave.
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: 715-394-8487