Professor of Sociology
B.A., Alderson-Broaddus College
M.S.R.S., North Carolina State University
Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Phone: 815-394-5212

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.

Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology
B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University
M.A., West Virginia University
Phone: 815-226-4115
Fax: 815-394-5171

Professor Kennedy graduated with a M.A. in behavior analysis psychology from West Virginia University, and has completed 45 credit hours in graduate work in sociology at Loyola University. Professor Kennedy has been accepted into the Public Policy and Administration – Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace doctoral program at Walden University and has been progressing in her studies to earn a Ph.D. since November 2016. 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.

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


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.



5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
Fax: 815-394-5171
Lynn Newhart, Ph.D.