Department of Social Sciences

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.

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Adam M. Wellstead

Adam M. Wellstead

PhD, Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, 2006

Contact

906-487-2115
awellste@mtu.edu

Associate Professor of Environmental and Energy Policy, Social Sciences

I joined the Department of Social Sciences in 2011 after a 15 year career with Canadian federal government. My background in policy and public management will contribute to the research and teaching in the Environmental Policy Program. My research interests include investigating multi-level governance arrangements in the natural resource

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William C. Gale

William C. Gale

MA, West Virginia University, 1994

Contact

906-487-2459
wcgale@mtu.edu

Instructor

I am currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Geography, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario working on a dissertation titled, Remains of the Working Day: Shaping Cultural Memory and Landscape at Industrial Heritage Sites in the Keweenaw.My research addresses a reorganization of cultural landscape in the wake of deindustrialization

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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