Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

Our department’s majors explore some of today’s most consequential social issues, examining such topics as the causes of social justice, social inequality, the social factors that influence human behavior, and the diversity of cultural practices.


In addition to bachelors’ degrees in Sociology and Social Work, AUM offers minors in Sociology, Anthropology, and Child Advocacy Studies


The Sociology major offers concentrations in Anthropology, Marriage and Family, and pre-Social Work. These options allow students to design their degree to best fit their educational and career goals. Students learn from faculty that specialize in sociology of families, religion, and education, as well as urban sociology, anthropology, archaeology, and social work. Internships, field practicums, archaeological fieldwork, and other experiential learning opportunities prepare students for their future careers by allowing them to take the knowledge and skills they learn in the classroom and apply it to directly to the community.


Our degree plans prepare you for a variety of career paths, including non-profit work, social work, local, state, and federal agencies, museums, the law, and many other areas. University- and department-level scholarships may be available.​

Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers students a traditional liberal arts education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.


Many students choose a minor in sociology, child advocacy studies or anthropology to enhance their educational experience in the social sciences.

Anthropology  (12 Hours)

A broad minor focusing toward the four-field approach to the study of anthropology. For more information, please contact Dr. Kimberly Pyszka at kpyszka@aum.edu or (334) 244-3637.

Child Advocacy Studies (15 Hours)

This minor will prepare pre-professionals and practitioners to respond to child maltreatment in an ethical and culturally sensitive manner.  For more information, please contact Ms. Gina Allen at ghenders@aum.edu or 334-394-5484.

Sociology (12 Hours)

A broad minor focusing on the various aspects of society’s culture and social life. For more information, please contact Dr. David Feltmate at dfeltmat@aum.edu or (334) 244-3391.

  Location   Liberal Arts 331
  Mail Address   P.O. Box 244023
Montgomery, Al 36124
  Phone   334-244-3378
  E-mail   soc.anth.sw@aum.edu
  Office Hours   8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
  Physical Address for Deliveries   7041 Senators Drive
Montgomery, AL 36117
  Fax   334-244-3740

Faculty & Staff

Pyszka, Kimberly
Department Chair & Associate Professor
329 Liberal Arts

Page, Susan
Adminsitrative Assistant
Liberal Arts 331

Allen, Gina
Assistant Clinical Professor and BSW Field Director
Liberal Arts 329

Brackett, Kimberly
Associate Dean
Clement Hall 319E

Cashwell, Suzie
Associate Professor and BSW Program Director
349 Liberal Arts

Feltmate, David
Associate Professor
Liberal Arts 144G
334 244-3391

Lehman, Brett
Assistant Professor
Liberal Arts 327

Tang, Zongli
Distinguished Research Professor
359B Liberal Arts

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