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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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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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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Patrick E. Martin

Patrick E. Martin

PhD, Anthropology, Michigan State University, 1984

Contact

906-487-2070
pemartin@mtu.edu

Research Professor of Archaeology

I am an anthropological archaeologist who has focused my attention on the study of the physical remains of industrialization.  My career at Michigan Tech has involved a combination of field and laboratory research for a wide variety of sponsors with the development of a graduate program in industrial archaeology.