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Faculty & Staff

Marcus Aldredge, Ph.D.

Dr. Aldredge is on sabbatical for the 2018-2019 Academic year. For questions on the Sociology major and courses, please contact Dr. Josh Klein, Chair, Department of Criminal Justice & Sociology at JKlein@iona.edu.

Marcus Aldredge

Assistant Chair, Criminal Justice and Sociology Department

Associate Professor of Sociology

Associate Researcher, Center for Social Research

Office: Driscoll Hall
Phone: (914) 633-2594
Email: maldredge@iona.edu
Degrees: Ph.D., Texas A&M University
MA, City College of New York
BS, University of Houston
Secondary teaching certificate for history and sociology

Dr. Marcus Aldredge regularly teaches courses in introduction to sociology, social problems, deviant behavior, popular culture, research methods and the senior capstone. He has also taught criminology, penology, political sociology and in the Honors Program. His scholarly interests include culture, interactionism, deviance and youth studies. Dr. Aldredge belongs to the American Sociological Association, the Eastern Sociological Society and the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction.
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Derese Kassa, Ph.D.

Derese Kassa

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Office: Driscoll Hall
Phone: (914) 633-2596
Email: dkassa@iona.edu
Degrees: Ph.D., University of Louisville
MA, University of Bath
BA, Addis Ababa University

Dr. Derese Kassa teaches courses in introduction to sociology, race and ethnic relations, urban society, sociology of family and social problems. His research interests include issues of wellbeing, urban development, urban public places, urban commons and state-society relations in East Africa. Dr. Kassa is a member of the African Studies Association and the American Political Science Association and his doctoral dissertation, “Stranded Strangers: Ethiopian Refugees and the Quest for Urban Citizenship in Nairobi, Kenya,” won the Best Dissertation Award of the Department of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Louisville in May 2013.
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Susan D. Toliver, Ph.D., CFLE

Susan D. Toliver

Professor of Sociology
Office: Driscoll Hall
Phone: (914) 633-2595
Email: stoliver@iona.edu
Degrees: Ph.D., Sociology, University of California at Berkeley
Master’s, Higher Education Administration, University of Maryland, College Park

Dr. Susan D. Toliver specializes in the areas of multicultural diversity; family, especially work-family intersections; race and ethnic relations; sociological theory; and sex and gender studies. She has written about and researched U.S. families, particularly African American families, multicultural organizational development and other subjects.
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Faculty Emeriti

William Egelman, Ph.D.
Frank Salamone, Ph.D.

Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Joseph Salvo
As director of the population division of the NYC Department of City Planning, for nearly two decades Dr. Salvo has aggressively pursued New Yorkers whom the Census Bureau missed in its official count or would not have found unless he told the bureau where to look. The city’s chief demographer, he, along with his staff, keeps other city agencies abreast of population trends.
 


Dr. Gregory Wilkinson
Gregory Wilkinson, M.D. is an American doctor in Haiti who saves lives.  A graduate of the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), this Family Practitioner provides routine and emergency medical care to children and adults in impoverished communities in Haiti.  His Iona College Sociology degree enables him to treat his patients with an understanding of the social forces that shape the lives of individuals, families, and communities.