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Department of Sociology


The Faculty & Staff of the Sociology Department at Minot State University are highly qualified individuals who have added to the University their invaluable teaching and people skills, progressiveness, and years of experience. With the faculty’s diverse specialty areas, students can be assured they will get the utmost in career preparations from their Sociology learning experience at MSU!

Dr. Matthew Eddy: Assistant Professor of Sociology; B.A.: Austin College; M.Div.: Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D.: University of Oregon; Areas of Interest/ Expertise: Social Movements; Public Opinion; Human Rights NGOs; Inequality/ Welfare State Policies; Cross-National Social Change; Nonviolence and Peace

Dr. Harry Hoffman: Associate Professor of Sociology; B.A.: NDSU; M.S.: NDSU; Ph.D.: Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; Area of Interest/Expertise: Sociological Theory, Social/Political Change, Complex Organizations, African (Black) Culture Development, & Cultural Studies

Dr. Jynette Larshus: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Political Science Coordinator; B.A.’s: University of St. Thomas; PhD.: university at Albany - State University of New York; Areas of Interest/Expertise: Sociological Theory, Social Psychology, Culture and Cultural Change, Socio-political Development and Change, Deviance.