Co-Coordinator, Sociology ProgramDirector, Multi-Cultural Studies
Dr. Humphries is the PSU Representative for the Fulbright Program with the US Department of State. He is also a Fulbright Scholar (Russia in 1994-1995 and in 2003-2004), and the President of the local Chapter of Veterans for Peace, Chapter 167.
Ph.D., University of Oregon, Oregon, U.S.A., 1984Sociology; Political Sociology, Theory, Research Methods, Social Stratification
M.A., California State University, Long Beach, California, U.S.A., 1974Sociology; Deviance
B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A., 1972Sociology
Intro SociologySocial Research DesignSociological TheoryMedical SociologyPolitical SociologyAnthropology Gobal Sociology
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Research InterestsDr. Humphries began studying the devolution of the Russian Federation and the development of new class formations in 1993. Much of Dr. Humphries' research has been devoted to understanding the collapse of the former Soviet Union and the reconfiguration of political and economic elites in reference to potential ethnic conflict with an emphasis on nationalist-ethnic identities and Islam.