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Mansfield University... Developing Tomorrow's Leaders Sociology

Faculty & Staff


Timothy J. Madigan

Timothy J. Madigan

Office: 200 Pinecrest Manor
Phone: (570) 662-4488

FALL 2015 Office Hours
and by appointment.

Assistant Professor of Sociology

  • B.A. - Sociology/Social Work
  • M.A. - Sociology
  • Ph.D. - Sociology/Statistics Minor

Areas of Expertise: Sociology of education, stratification and research methods, and Co-Director of the Public Mind Survey (a survey of PA adults on policy issues).

Janice K. Purk

Janice K. Purk

Office: 203 Pinecrest Manor
Phone: (570) 662-4486

FALL 2015 Office Hours:
M/W/F 8:30-9:30 am, Tues 10-12:30 pm (on-line),
and by appointment.

Associate Professor of Sociology

  • B.S. - Business/Home Economics
  • M.A. - Family & Consumer Science
  • Ph.D. - Medical Sociology

Areas of Expertise: Family, gerontology & caregiving, disabilities, and medical sociology.

Gayle M. Thompson

Gayle M. Thompson Office: 213 Pinecrest Manor
Phone: (570) 662-4661


Mrs. Thompson has provided secretarial assistance to the program since 1993.

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