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Social Science 102

Simply put, social science is the field of study concerned with society; here we use scientific methods to study human behavior and social patterns. Areas of study include anthropology, economics, political science, history and psychology, among others. Many Novo Collegians study the social sciences because they want to help improve our societies – and they do.

The faculty’s longstanding relationship with Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota is of great benefit to New College students, who are frequently able to study at this world-class marine life facility in conjunction with classes, tutorials, or their professors’ funded research. Some students have also done internships. These provide unique, hands-on opportunities to conduct ocean science research, education, or support services under the mentorship of Mote scientists, educators, animal care specialists and other professionals.

Social Sciences Division AOCs

Social Sciences Faculty & Staff

Frank Alcock Professor of Political Science & Environmental Studies
Director of Academic Initiatives & Special Projects
Anthony Andrews Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
Office or Division Social Sciences Division Area of Concentration Anthropology
Uzi Baram Professor of Anthropology
Director of New College Public Archaeology Lab
Michelle Barton Associate Professor of Psychology
Office or Division Social Sciences Division Area of Concentration Psychology
Gordon Bauer Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Office or Division Social Sciences Division Area of Concentration Psychology
Carrie Beneš Professor of History
Chart Your Course Director
David Brain Urban Studies Program Director
Professor of Sociology
Charlene Callahan Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Provost Emerita
Contact (941) 487-4380
Office or Division Social Sciences Division Area of Concentration Psychology
Kathleen Casto Assistant Professor of Psychology
Richard Coe Professor of Economics
Office or Division Social Sciences Division Area of Concentration Economics Public Policy Finance
Tracy Collins Associate Professor of Economics
Office or Division Social Sciences Division Area of Concentration Economics Public Policy Finance
Peter Cook Assistant Professor of Psychology
Duff Cooper Director of the Quantitative Resource Center
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Quantitative Methods
Catherine Cottrell Associate Professor of Psychology
Erin Dean Associate Professor of Anthropology
Justus Doenecke Emeritus Professor of History
Barbara Feldman Professor of Sociology
Office or Division Social Sciences Division Area of Concentration Sociology
Amanda Fidalgo Assistant Professor of Political Science
Keith Fitzgerald Associate Professor of Political Science
Yidong Gong Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Michael Gorup Assistant Professor of Political Science
Office or Division Social Sciences Division Area of Concentration Political Science Philosophy
Steven Graham Associate Professor of Psychology
Office or Division Social Sciences Division Area of Concentration Psychology
Heidi Harley Professor of Psychology/ Peg Scripps Buzzelli Chair
Director Environmental Studies Program
David Harvey Professor of History
Office or Division Social Sciences Division Area of Concentration History
Sarah Hernandez Associate Professor of Sociology & Caribbean and Latin American Studies
Co-Director of the Initiative on Diversity and Equity in Academics
Barbara Hicks Social Science Division Chair
Professor of Political Science
Office or Division Social Sciences Division Area of Concentration Political Science Public Policy
Hannah Hoogerwoerd Laboratory Technician
Yoga Instructor
Tarron Khemraj Professor of Economics and International Studies
William and Marie Selby Chair
Office or Division Social Sciences Division Economics Environmental Studies Public Policy Quantitative Social Science Finance
Eugene Lewis Emeritus Professor of Political Science
Contact (941) 487-4380
Office or Division Social Sciences Division Area of Concentration Political Science
T. J. H. McCarthy Professor of Medieval History
Office or Division Social Sciences Division Humanities Division History Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Ana Maria Navas Mendez Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Office or Division Social Sciences Division Anthropology
Mark Paul Assistant Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies
Office or Division Social Sciences Division Economics Environmental Studies Finance
John Perry Visiting Assistant Professor of History
Office or Division Social Sciences Division History
Jack Reilly Associate Professor of Political Science
Office or Division Social Sciences Division Political Science Public Policy Applied Data Science Graduate Program Quantitative Social Science Urban Studies
Xia Shi Associate Professor of History and International and Area Studies
Marian Hoppin Chair of Asian Studies
Office or Division Social Sciences Division Humanities Division Gender Studies History
Maria D. Vesperi Professor of Anthropology
Office or Division Social Sciences Division Anthropology Urban Studies
Sherry Yu Associate Professor of Economics
Office or Division Social Sciences Division Economics Quantitative Social Science Finance
Queen Zabriskie Associate Professor of Sociology, MacArthur Professorship 2019-2022
Interim Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Office or Division Social Sciences Division Sociology Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies Outreach and Inclusive Excellence