Faculty and Staff


Zenta E. Gomez Auyong, PhD

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology
  • PhD, Criminology, Law and Society, University of Florida
  • MA, Criminology, Law and Society, University of Florida
  • BA, Sociology, Stetson University
  • Select Courses: Understanding Society: An Introduction to Sociology, Social Deviance, Sociological Theories
  • Email: [email protected]

Nicole Banton, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies 
  • PhD, Sociology, George State University
  • MA, Education, Clark Atlanta University
  • BA, Psychology, Florida A&M University
  • Specialty: Mother studies, black feminism, cultural studies, film studies
  • Email: [email protected] 

Rachel Core, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Sociology, Chair of Sociology and Anthropology 
  • BA, Carlton College, Asian Studies
  • M. Sc., Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies
  • PhD, John Hopkins University
  • Specialty: Global Health, Developing Societies 
  • Select Courses: Population, Society and Environment, Medicine and Health in Society, Understanding a Pandemic 
  • Email: [email protected]

Sharmaine Jackson, PhD

  • Assistant Professor Of Sociology
  • BA, Women's Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • PhD, Sociology, University of California, Irvine
  • J.D., Rutgers Law School
  • Specialty: Urban ethnography, Youth street gangs and subcultures, Violence and the state, Deviance, Australian racial and ethnic relations
  • Email: [email protected]

Ana Servigna, PhD

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
  • PhD, Anthropology, Syracuse University
  • Certificate of Advanced Study, Latin America and the Caribbean, Syracuse University
  • Mg.Sc. Anthropology, Zulia State University, Venezuela
  • Architect, Zulia State University, Venezuela
  • Select Courses: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Introduction to Physical Anthropology
  • Special Topic - Latin American Pop Culture
  • Email: [email protected]

Sven Smith, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Sociology
  • BA, Sociology, Stetson University
  • MA, Sociology, University of Chicago
  • PhD, Law and Society, University of Florida
  • J.D., Florida State University
  • Specialty: Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminology, Statistics
  • Special Courses: Sociology of Law, Criminology, Sociology of Criminal Procedure
  • Email: [email protected]

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