Sarah Epplen, Associate Professor | Department Chair

Sociology Program Coordinator| MA Sociology: College Teaching Emphasis Coordinator

Address: 113I Armstrong Hall
Phone: (507)-389-5669


  • 2013     Ph.D.     Sociology, North Carolina State University
  • 2003     M.A.       Sociology, Ohio University
  • 1999     B.A.       Elected Studies, Thomas More College

Areas of Interest

  • Social Inequality
  • Social Psychology of Inequality
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Sex and Gender

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Social Problems
  • Sex and Gender in Contemporary Society
  • Sociology of Work and Inequality
  • Families in Society
  • Graduate Seminar in Teaching Sociology
  • Graduate Internship in Teaching Sociology

Academic Biography
Sarah joined the faculty in 2013. She coordinates the distinctive college teaching emphasis program in which students get real world college classroom teaching experience. She is a passionate teacher who enjoys introducing undergraduates to sociology in her general education courses as well as mentoring graduate students in teaching. Her research focuses primarily on issues related to teaching and learning sociology. She serves on the Council for the American Sociological Association's Section on Teaching and Learning and on the Board of Directors for Sociologists of Minnesota.

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