University Catalog 2023-2024

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers introductory and advanced courses in anthropology and sociology. The curricula aim to provide majors with an academic background and practical experiences useful for careers in government, business and nonprofit organizations, or for pursuing advanced academic work.

Undergraduate majors may earn one of four degrees: Bachelor of Arts in General Anthropology, Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and Bachelor of Science in Sociology.

What sets our department apart:

  • Our department was the first at NC State to award a doctoral degree, in 1926.
  • Our department is one of the largest of its kind in the United States, with around 30 full-time faculty, plus instructors and lecturers, and more than 9,000 students each year.
  • The Department Honors Program offers additional academic challenge, intellectual independence, and the opportunity to work more closely with supportive, enthusiastic faculty.
  • Each student is assigned a professionally trained Academic Advisor, with whom they work from entry until graduation, allowing the student to build a trusting relationship with an advisor who will the student identify and work toward their academic and professional goals.
  • Our majors have countless opportunities to participate in impactful research and engagement that contributes to our understanding of what it means to be human, live in society, to create and recreate ourselves and our cultures.

For more information about our department, visit our website.


Department of Sociology and Anthropology
334 1911 Building
Campus Box 8107
Raleigh, NC 27695-8107
Phone: 919.515.3180
Fax: 919.515.2610

William Smith
Department Head
Office: 335 1911 Building

Stephanie Jares
Coordinator of Advising



  • W. R. Smith

Associate Head and Anthropology Program Director

  • D. T. Case, Director of Undergraduate Programs

Assistant Head

  • M Crowley

Director of Graduate Programs, Sociology

  • S. McDonald

Director of Graduate Programs, Anthropology

  • J. Millhauser

Scheduling Officer

  • A. Manzoni


  • M.P. Atkinson
  • D. Case
  • T.N. Greenstein
  • S. McDonald
  • T.L. Parcel
  • M.L. Schwalbe
  • T. Shriver

Associate professors

  • S. Bowen
  • M. Crowley
  • S. DeCoster
  • M. DeSoucey
  • K. Ebert
  • N. Haenn
  • S. Longo
  • A. Manzoni
  • J. Millhauser
  • M.E. Thomas
  • M.S. Thompson

Assistant professors

  • A. Davis
  • A. Fernandez
  • K. Grossman
  • W. Liao
  • A. Manzoni
  • D. McGill
  • J. Pfaffendorf
  • C. Walker
  • J. Wesp

Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar

  • C. Doll
  • B.H. Lee


  • T. Clarke
  • E. Dew
  • C. Dyer
  • J. Friedman
  • E.M. Glancy
  • A. Greene
  • S. Jackson
  • S. Jolly
  • D. Judge
  • M. Stiffler
  • J. Yocom