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, Georgia 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]

Karl Ng, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology
  • PhD, Sociology, McGill University 
  • MA, Sociology, National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan) 
  • BA, Political Science, Sociology, National Taiwan University 
  • Select Courses: Sociology of Families and Intimate Relationships, Tools for Quantitative Analysis 
  • Specialty: Social Demography, International Migration 
  • 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]

Adjunct Faculty

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