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. 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, Social Change, Race and Ethnic Studies.

Dr. Jynette Larshus: Associate 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.

Dr. John McCollum: Assistant Professor of Sociology; B.A.: University of Tennessee, M.A.: University of California, Ph.D.: University of California, Irvine. Area of interest/expertise: Environmental Sociology, Development, Political Economy, Southest Asia, Sociology of Food,Rural Sociology.