Merrill Hall

Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology is a place where faculty, students and staff gather in classrooms, offices, conference rooms and hallways, in pursuit of a richer understanding of the world in which we live. The Department has degree offerings at the associates, bachelors, master’s and doctoral levels, in a variety of areas of study, and offers classes at all eight campuses as well as online.


At the Kent campus, Merrill Hall is the center of learning activities, where classroom space, lecture halls, faculty offices, an advising center and a student lounge support a bustling intellectual community.


At regional campuses, dedicated faculty foster learning communities tailored to the unique culture of each campus. At many of these campuses, students enjoy smaller classes and the ability to obtain a degree at the associates or bachelors level.

Recent Professional Accomplishments:

Molly Merryman

Named the Director of LGBTQ and Women's Studies and the Director developing the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Susan Roxburgh

Susan Roxburgh and a department graduate student, Kelly Markowski received $2,280 from KSU’s University Research Council to conduct focus groups for a project titled, Attitudes toward Vegans and Vegetarians among College Students.

Gregory C. Gibson