Meet our faculty
in the Department of History and Social Sciences

  • Pierre Atlas
    Pierre Atlas, Ph.D.
    Professor of Political Science
    Director of The Richard G. Lugar Franciscan Center for Global Studies

    (317) 955-6336
    patlas@marian.edu
    Oldenburg Hall, Room 020
    Bio
  • wesley bishop
    Wesley Bishop, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of History

    wbishop@marian.edu
    Marian Hall, Room 307D
    Bio
  • Michael Brewster-Wray, Ph.D.
    Michael Brewster-Wray, Ph.D.
    Adjunct Assistant of Anthropology

    (317) 955-6583
    mbrewsterwray@marian.edu
    Marian Hall, Room 308
    Bio
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    Emilie Brinkman
    Adjunct Professor of History

    (317) 955-6703
    ebrinkman@marian.edu
    Marian Hall, Room 308
    Bio
  • Betty Bruther, Ph.D.
    Adjunct Professor of History

    (317) 955-6703
    bbruther@marian.edu
    Marian Hall, Room 308
    Bio
  • Adrianna Ernstberger
    Assistant Professor in History
    Director of Gender Studies

    (317) 955-6522
    aernstberger@marian.edu
    Marian Hall, Room 306B
    Bio
  • Holly Gastineau-Grimes, Ph.D.
    Holly Gastineau-Grimes, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Political Science
    Director of First Year Seminar

    (317) 955-6576
    HGastineauGrimes@marian.edu
    Oldenburg Hall, Room 021
    Bio
  • Johnny Goldfinger
    Johnny Goldfinger, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Political Science

    (317) 955-6569
    jgoldfinger@marian.edu
    Oldenburg Hall, Room 018
    Bio
  • Deeb Kitchen
    Deeb Kitchen, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor in Sociology
    Director, Peace and Justice Studies Program

    (317) 955-6027
    dpkitchen@marian.edu
    Marian Hall, Room 307
    Bio
  • Michelle Meer, MSW
    BSW Program Director

    (317) 955-6482
    mmeer@marian.edu
    Marian Hall, Room 307C
    Bio
  • Amber Nelson, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Sociology

    (317) 955-6228
    anelson@marian.edu
    Marian Hall, Room 307B
    Bio
  • Bessie Rigakos, Ph.D.
    Bessie Rigakos, Ph.D.
    Department Chair
    Assistant Professor of Sociology

    (317) 955-6143
    brigakos@marian.edu
    Marian Hall, Room 307A
    Bio
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    Sabrina Straub
    Assistant Professor of Social Work
    Field Director

    (317) 955-6694
    sstraub@marian.edu
    Marian Hall, Room 307E
    Bio
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