Anthropology and Sociology Faculty

Lynn Newhart, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology/Sociology
Chair, Department of Anthropology/Sociology
B.A., Alderson-Broaddus College
M.S.R.S., North Carolina State University
Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Phone: 815-394-5212
Fax: 815-394-5171

Dr. Newhart graduated with a Ph.D. in sociology from North Carolina State University. Areas of interest include criminology, corrections, juvenile delinquency, terrorism and research methods. Dr. Newhart serves as coordinator of the criminal justice track in the department. 


Thomas McIntyre, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anthropology/ Sociology
B.A., Pennsylvania State University
M.A., University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Phone: 815-226-4077
Fax: 815-394-5171

Dr. McIntyre graduated with a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh. Areas of interest include: sociological theory, sociology of community, military sociology, and peace and conflict studies. Dr. McIntyre serves as the coordinator of the pre-social work track in the department and as the coordinator of the academic minor in Peace and Conflict Studies.

Colleen M. Kennedy
Full-time adjunct faculty in Anthropology/Sociology
B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University
M.A., West Virginia University

Phone: 815-226-4115
Fax: 815-394-5171

Ms. Kennedy graduated with a M.A. in behavior analysis psychology from West Virginia University. She is currently working towards a Ph.D. in sociology from Loyola University. Areas of interest include: ethno-religious political violence, in particular the Northern Ireland conflict, terrorism, peace and conflict studies, military sociology, extreme deviance, race and ethnicity, gender, substance use, and social stratification. Ms. Kennedy serves as the faculty advisor to the Anthropology and Sociology Club.

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Roger M. Villamar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology/Sociology
B.A., William Paterson University
M.A., Montclair State University
Ph.D., University of South Florida

Phone: 815-226-4091
Fax: 815-394-5171

Dr. Villamar graduated with a Ph.D. in Applied Anthropology from the University of South Florida. His areas of interest include indigenous Amazonia, identity studies, New Literacy Studies, participatory methodologies using contemporary media and technology, and visual anthropology. He is assistant professor for the Anthropology and Sociology Department.