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We prepare future scholars and leaders to understand and tackle 21st century local and global social challenges from a sociological perspective that emphasizes social theory and social science analytics.

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The Department of Sociology's main office is located in Beering Hall, Suite 1114 on the campus of Purdue University in West LafayetteIndiana.

Mailing Address:
100 N University Street, Suite 1114
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2059
Phone: (765) 494-4668
Main office hours: Monday-Friday 8 am to 4 pm

For more information please contact the following:

General Information: 

Tammy Crider, Assistant to the Head 
(765) 494-4666

Maria Scott, Department Admin. Assistant

Alexia (AJ) Muncie, Department Admin. Assistant 
(765) 494-4668

Dan Rudel, Academic Programs Manager 
(765) 494-4673

Graduate Information:
Patricia Thomas, Director of Graduate Studies

Department Head: 
Linda Renzulli, Department Head

Business Office:  
Theresa Wagner, Business Office Manager 

Melissa Jones, Lead Business Assistant