Faculty & Staff

Ray Hutchison

Ray Hutchison

Professor
Urban & Regional Studies
MAC B304

Dr. Ray Hutchison is Professor of Sociology in Public and Environmental Affairs. He is on-leave for the spring-summer semesters serving as Cátedra Santander in the Faculdade de Ciéncias Socials e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Santander Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences at the New University of Lisbon).In addition to Introduction to Sociology, he teaches Ethnic and... Read more »

Marcelo Cruz

Marcelo Cruz

Associate Professor
Public & Environmental Affairs
MAC B313

Dr. Cruz's research has focused on ethnic identity and land use. His research interests are in urban and regional development in the United States and abroad. He brings his work experience on community development and regional planning theory in Andean South America, and Western Europe into the classroom. Dr Cruz's students have interned in local planning and community development... Read more »

Karen Dalke

Karen Dalke

Lecturer
Public & Environmental Affairs
MAC B307

Field of Interest

Currently completing research on gangs in the Fox Valley. Interested in globalization and its impact on culture, human-animal interactions cross-culturally, and subcultures. Completed dissertation entitled Real and the Imagined: An Ethnographic Analysis of the Wild Horse in the American Landscape focuses on what the wild horse symbolizes to American... Read more »