The interdisciplinary social science degree program integrates five academic disciplines: anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology.
While each program is different, all seek to foster an understanding and appreciation of the diversity among and within societies and cultures. Many students combine the social science major with the inclusive early childhood/childhood education major and become teachers. Others go on to attend graduate school or pursue a variety of careers related to working with people.
Education: Ph.D., Syracuse University (Sociology); M.R.P., Cornell University (City Planning); A.B., College of the Holy Cross (Economics)
Teaching Interests: Sociology, social problems, deviance, sociology of religion, homelessness, social movements, and social research methods.
Research Interests: Non-violence, the Catholic worker movement, Homes for the Friendless, and social construction of weapons of mass destruction.
Professor of Anthropology
Dr. Kisiara focuses on refugees and refugee resettlement programs in Rochester, NY, and Africa.