The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University is committed to high-quality undergraduate and graduate instruction across the social sciences. Our interdisciplinary faculty’s areas of expertise include anthropology, environmental and energy policy, history, industrial heritage and archaeology, political science, sociology, and geography. We pride ourselves on providing students with the opportunity to engage in hands-on educational experiences and apply academic concepts, strategies, and techniques to contemporary, real-world issues.

Faculty Position Available

Closing 15 February 2015:

3) Industrial Archaeology (asst/assoc/full prof): tenure-track faculty member
specializing in Industrial Archaeology with an an established research program
in Archaeology, Anthropology, Historic Preservation, History, and/or Heritage Studies.

Houghton Energy Efficiency Team (HEET)

Prof. Richelle Winkler and the task ahead for HEET as a semifinalist in the national Georgetown University Energy Prize. For more see SS Graduate Students’ Energy Plan Makes Semifinalist Status For her talk to her project team about what's next, see this video.

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Susanna D. Peters

Susanna D. Peters

JD, University of Pennsylvania, 1990

Contact

906-487-2391
speters@mtu.edu

Lecturer in Law and Society

Susanna Peters, M.S. , J.D., taught at Wayne State University Law School before coming to Michigan Tech. Her research and teaching interests include constitutional law, intellectual property, cyberlaw, and prisons. She attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School and had the opportunity of clerking for United States District/Circuit Court Judge . . .

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Steven A. Walton

Steven A. Walton

Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1999

Contact

(906) 487-3272
sawalton@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor of History

I began my career as a mechanical engineer and then turned to the history of engineering through the history of science and technology. I am principally interested in the intersection of technology, its users, and the technical knowledge that they claim about it. Much of my work, though chronologically diverse, . . .

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Richelle L. Winkler

Richelle L. Winkler

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010

Contact

906-487-1886
rwinkler@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Demography, Social Sciences

I am a multidisciplinary scholar operating at the intersections of sociology, demography, geography, community development, and applied social science.  My research is focused on spatial inequality, including patterns of residential segregation and distributions of social and environmental resources. My primary topic of study has been rural communities and especially relationships between . . .