Jan J. DeAmicis, Ph.D.
Chair of Sociology/Anthropology
120 DePerno Hall

(315) 792-3068
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Bachelor of Arts Degree • School of Arts and Sciences

Sociology and Anthropology Major


Helen Blouet

Helen C. Blouet

, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Phone: (315) 223-2468
Office: 121 DePerno Hall

Helen Blouet received her B.A. in anthropology from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. ...More About Helen C. Blouet

Jessica Singer

Jessica F. Brown

, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Phone: (315) 792-3764
Office: 119 DePerno Hall

Jessica Singer received her B.A. in sociology and anthropology with a minor in women's studies from Canisius College, and her Ph.D. from the University at Albany, State University of New York. ...More About Jessica F. Brown

Professor Thomas Crist, Ph.D.

Thomas Crist

, Ph.D.
Professor of Physical Therapy

Phone: (315) 792-3390
Office: R304 Romano Hall

A forensic anthropologist, Dr. Crist is co-director of UC's annual forensic anthropology field school in Butrint, Albania. ...More About Thomas Crist

Professor Jan J. DeAmicis, Ph.D.

Jan J. DeAmicis

, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology

Phone: (315) 792-3068
Office: 120 DePerno Hall

Jan DeAmicis received his BA from Dartmouth College. After 4 years in the Air Force, he attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he earned his MA and Ph.D. (1976). His dissertation was a study of American emigration to Australia. Jan moved to Australia to interview American emigrants, and taught sociology at Melbourne University. Jan has also taught at Xiamen University (China) and Jagiellonian University (Poland) as well. ...More About Jan J. DeAmicis

Dr. John Johnsen, M.A., Ph.D., Dean of the School of Business and Justice Studies

John H. Johnsen

, Ph.D.
Dean School Arts & Sciences

Phone: (315) 792-3028
Office: 286 Gordon Science Center

John H. Johnsen received his BA and MA in Anthropology from Case Western Reserve University and his Ph.D. from the University of Buffalo. His early research was in the areas of psychological and cognitive anthropology and urban organization, but after he joined the faculty at Utica College he moved in the direction of an interest in medical anthropology, and the study of Native American history and culture. More recently his work has focused on ecological anthropology. Currently he is serving as the Dean of Arts and Sciences. ...More About John H. Johnsen

Professor Polly J. Smith, Ph.D.

Polly J. Smith

, Ph.D.
Assoc Prov Dean Online Learn

Phone: (315) 792-3124
Office: 120 DePerno Hall

Polly J. Smith received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University at Albany (SUNY). Her primary research interest is the relationship between neighborhood characteristics and larger urban phenomena (ie: segregation). ...More About Polly J. Smith

Lauren Wynne

Lauren A. Wynne

, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Phone: (315) 223-2514
Office: 119 DePerno Hall

Lauren Wynne received her B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies from Columbia University in 2002 and her M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago in 2005 and 2012 respectively. ...More About Lauren A. Wynne