Behavioral & Social Sciences Department

Studies in Behavioral & Social Sciences examine and quantify the essence of what it is to be human and how we organize our lives, alone, together and with our environments.

The various disciplines of Behavioral & Social Sciences look at human behavior and the contexts – environmental, social and historical – in which they occur.

At Western, many students pair majors in Behavioral & Social Sciences with minors in other disciplines, such as Education, Business, and Environment & Sustainability – or they pair majors in these programs with minors in the Behavioral & Social Sciences.

Programs in Behavioral & Social Sciences include:

Scholarships

PLEASE NOTE: Scholarships associated with academic programs usually have a specific scholarship application form that can easily be obtained by contacting that academic program's office or visiting that academic program's web page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid office at 970.943.3085 or 800.876.5309.

 Dolezal, Gary Memorial Scholarship

Gary Dolezal Memorial Scholarship Available to:

Men and women from high school seniors to college seniors. Must have been involved in scouting program and attained rank of First Class Scout; must be a graduate of a Western Slope high school. Gunnison High School graduates who meet the criteria will be given first preference.

Provided by:

The family in memory of Gary Dolezal, who was an example of scouting, citizenship and scholarship.

Amount: 

Award depends upon funds available.

Application: 

Complete and submit Western's Common Scholarship Application.

Selected by:

Gary Dolezal Scholarship Committee.

Directory

Faculty

Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., University of Montana (Native American Studies and Sociology), M.A., Colorado State University (Sociology), Ph.D., Colorado State University (Sociology)
Phone: 970.943.7126
Office Location: Kelley Hall 220
Assistant Professor of Politics and Government
B.A., James Madison University, M.A., University Colorado at Boulder , Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
Phone: (970) 943-3025
Office Location: Kelley 205
Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability
B.A., James Madison University, M.S. University of Colorado Boulder, Ph.D. Environmental Studies University of Colorado Boulder
Phone:
Office Location: Kelley Hall 226
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., Lafayette College; M.A., Ph.D., American University.
Phone: (970) 943-3022
Office Location: Kelley Hall 212
Lecturer in Psychology
B.A., Western State Colorado University; M.A., Colorado School of Professional Psychology.
Phone: (970) 943-3018
Office Location: Kelley Hall 210
Professor of Psychology
B.A., Kalamazoo College; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University.
Phone: (970) 943-2645
Office Location: Kelley Hall 209
Professor of Geography
B.A., Trinity Western University;, M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin.
Phone: (970) 943-2800
Office Location: Kelley Hall 220
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., Texas State University; M.S. & PhD, Colorado State University
Phone: (970) 943-2317
Office Location: Kelley Hall 224
Chair, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Professor of Sociology
B.A., M.A., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., Colorado State University.
Phone: (970) 943-2070
Office Location: Kelley 218
Lecturer in History
B.A. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, M.A. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Phone: 970.943.2250
Office Location: Kelley 223
Assistant Professor in Psychology
Ph.D. University of North Texas, M.S. Springfield College, B.A. University of Cincinnati
Phone: (970) 943-3030
Office Location: Kelley Hall 207
Lecturer in Psychology and Sociology
B.A., University of Northern Colorado, Chemistry, Ph.D., University of Denver, Curriculum and Instruction, M.S. Colorado School of Mines, Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering
Phone: (970) 943-2098
Office Location: Kelley 203
Lecturer in Geography
Phone: 970.943.3021
Office Location: Kelly Hall 208
Professor of History
B.A., University of Northern Colorado, M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado
Phone: (970) 943-2076
Office Location: Kelley Hall 222
Associate Professor of Politics and Government
B.A., Louisiana State University, M.A., Arizona State University, Ph.D., Lancaster University
Phone: (970) 943-3024
Office Location: Kelley Hall 204
Professor of History; Director of the Honors Program
B.A., University of Saskatchewan; M.A., Flinders University of South Australia; Ph.D., Tulane University.
Phone: (970) 943-7128
Office Location: Kelley Hall 225
Professor of History
B.S., Northern Michigan University; M.A., Ed.D., Oklahoma State University.
Phone: (970) 943-2068
Office Location: Kelley Hall 227
Lecturer of Sociology
PhD Kansas State University, Criminology and Gender, M.S. Mankato State University at Mankato, Sociology and Higher Education, B.A., Adams State University, Sociology/Psychology with emphases in Criminology and Social Welfare
Phone: 970.943.2059
Office Location: Kelley Hall 213