Faculty by Department

Yan Ciupak
Assistant Professor
Sociology and Anthropology
2416 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-1158
Fax: 906-227-1212
Began teaching at NMU in 2014
  • B.A., Shandong University-Main Campus
  • Ph.D., State University of New York-Buffalo
Scott Demel
Assistant Professor
Sociology and Anthropology
2410 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2843
Fax: 906-227-1212
Began teaching at NMU in 2009
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A., University of Illinois-Chicago
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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Jeanne Lorentzen
Assistant Professor
Sociology and Anthropology
2409 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2841
Began teaching at NMU in 2004
  • B.S., Illinois State University
  • M.A., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
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Michael Loukinen
Professor
Sociology and Anthropology
2417 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2041
Fax: 906-227-1212
Began teaching at NMU in 1976
  • B.S., Michigan State University
  • M.A., Michigan State University
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
Gudmundur Oddsson
Assistant Professor
Sociology and Anthropology
2415 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-1148
Fax: 906-227-1212
Began teaching at NMU in 2014
  • B.A., University of Akureyri
  • B.S., University of Akureyri
  • M.A., University of Missouri
  • Ph.D., University of Missouri
Alex Ruuska
Associate Professor
Sociology and Anthropology
2411 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2030
Fax: 906-227-1212
Began teaching at NMU in 2007
  • B.A., Rocky Mountain College
  • B.S., Rocky Mountain College
  • M.A., Seattle University
  • M.A., University of Arizona
  • Ph.D., University of Arizona
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Renxin Yang
Professor
Sociology and Anthropology
2416 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-1120
Fax: 906-227-1212
Began teaching at NMU in 1996
  • B.A., Jiangxi Normal University, China
  • M.A., University of Toledo
  • Ph.D., Bowling Green State University