Picture of Rick JonesRichard S. Jones

Emeritus Professor

Ph.D., 1986, Iowa State University


Curriculum Vita 

Background Information

Dr. Jones retired as emeritus professor after 32 years of service at Marquette. His teaching interests included Deviance & Social Control, Social Problems, The Social Reality of Crime and Punishment, and Comparative Crime and Justice. The focus of his research was on coping and Identity transformation in institutional settings, which included studies of the prison experience, problems of re-entry, and experiencing life after a professional football career.  He was a Fulbright Scholar, winner of the Robert and Mary Gettel Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and one of the early members of Convict Criminology.



2015.  Holstein, J., Jones, R.S., and G. Koonce. Is There Life After Football? NY: NYU Press.

2011.  Ekunwe, I.O. and R.S. Jones. Global Perspectives on Re-entry.Tampere, Finland: University of Tampere Press.

2000.  Jones, R.S. and T.J. Schmid. Doing Time: Prison Experience and Identity.Stamford, CT: Jai Press.

roberta colesDr. Roberta Coles
Emeritus Professor
Ph.D., 1995, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Background Information

Dr. Coles retired as emeritus professor after 25.5 years of service at Marquette. Her teaching interests included family, race & family, food & water, war & peace, urban issues.  In her early years Dr. Coles' research focused on the rhetoric of war and peace, mostly related to wars in the Persian Gulf and Bosnia.  In later years, her focus turned to race & family and fatherhood, with a particular focus on Black single fathers.


  • Race & Family: A structural approach (Sage Publications, 2016)
  • Best Kept Secret: Single Black Fathers (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009)
  • The Myth of the Missing Black Father(Columbia University Press, 2010)
  • 2017. “Single Fathers and their Children.” Ch. 3 (pp. 37-57) in Armon Perry and Carl Mazza (eds).  Fatherhood in America: Social Work Perspectives in a Changing Society. Charles C. Thomas Publishers.
  • 2015.Single Father Families: A Review of the Literature” Journal of Family Theory and Review 7(2): 144-166. 
  • 2008. Others in the Making of Selves. Studies in Symbolic Interaction. 30, 197-226.
  • 2002. War and the Contest over National Identity. The Sociological Review 50(4): 586-60.
  • 2002. Manifest Destiny adapted for 1990s’ war discourse: Mission and destiny intertwined.Sociology of Religion 63(4): 403-426.  

Gale MillerDr. Gale Miller
Emeritus Research Professor
Ph.D., 1976, University of Kansas
Curriculum Vita

Background Information

Dr. Miller retired as emeritus research professor after 37 years of service at Marquette. His teaching interests included sociological theory, social interaction, and the sociology of troubles. Dr. Miller's research has made him one of the world's foremost authorities on solution-focused therapy, and over the past few years, Gale has lectured across North America, Japan, East Asia, Europe and England. Dr. Miller retired with a remarkable record of scholarship, having published 24 books and more than 70 articles and book chapters, and receiving the title Research Professor in 2000 and the Lawrence G. Haggerty Research Award in 2012.


  • Challenges and Choices. 2003 (with Jim Holstein) Aldine de Gruyter
  • Becoming Miracle Workers: Language and Meaning in Brief Therapy. 1997 Transaction
  • Context and Method in Qualitative Research. 1997. Sage
  • Dispute Domains and Welfare Claims: Conflict and Law in Public Bureaucracies. 1996 (with Jim Holstein). JAI Press
  • Enforcing the Work Ethic. 1991. SUNY Press.
  • It's a Living: Work in Modern Society. 1981. St. Martin's Press.
  • Odd Jobs: The World of Deviant work. 1978. Prentice Hall

Alice KehoeDr. Alice Kehoe
Emeritus Professor
Ph.D., 1964, Harvard

Background Information

Dr. Alice Beck Kehoe attended Barnard College and Harvard University, from which she received her PhD in Anthropology. Dr. Kehoe taught at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln before teaching at Marquette University, from which she retired in 2000 as Professor Emeritus.

Kehoe has studied many aspects of Native America and is a strong believer in the theoretical link between the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex (SECC) (of the Native southeastern U.S.) and Mesoamerica (Mexico and Central America).


  • (2014) "A Passion for the True and Just: Feliz and Lucy Kramer Cohen and the Indian New Deal." Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
  • (2012) "Amskapi Pikuni: the Blackfeet People". In collaboration with Stewart E. Miller, based on a manuscript by Clark Wissler. Albany: SUNY Press.
  • (2012) " Militant Christianity: An Anthropological History". New York: Palgrave/Macmillan.
  • (2008) Controversies in Archaeology 2008. Walnut Grove CA: Left Coast Press.
  • (2007) Archaeology: A Concise Introduction. Long Grove IL: Waveland Press.
  • (2006) The Ghost Dance: Ethnohistory and Revitalization, second edition Waveland Press, 2006.
  • (2005) The Kensington Runestone: Approaching a Research Question Holistically. Long Grove IL: Waveland Press.
  • (2005) North American Indians, A Comprehensive Account, third edition 2006. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.
  • (2002) America Before the European Invasions. London: Longman.
  • (2002) Who's Having This Baby: Perspectives on Birthing. With Krista Ratcliffe, Carla H. Hay, and Leona Vande Vusse.
  • (2000) Shamans and Religion: An Anthropological Exploration in Critical Thinking. Long Grove IL: Waveland Press.
  • (1999) Assembling the Past: Studies in the Professionalization of Archaeology. With Mary Beth Emmerichs. U. New Mexico Press.
  • (1998) The Land of Prehistory: A Critical History of American Archaeology. New York: Routledge.
  • (1998) Humans: An Introduction to Four-Field Anthropology. New York: Routledge.
  • (1997) Suns, Solstices and Sun Dance Structures [and Other Articles]. With Thomas Kehoe.
  • (1996) Introduction to The Pawnee Ghost Dance Hand Game: Ghost Dance Revival and Ethnic Identity by Alexander Lesser.

James HolsteinDr. James Holstein
Emeritus Professor
Ph.D., 1981, University of Michigan
Curriculum Vita

Background Information

Research Interests: He has published over forty books on diverse topics including social problems, family, the self, and qualitative inquiry. His most recent project examines life after football for ex-NLF players.

Teaching interests: Social problems, deviance and social control, and research methods.



  • Holstein, J.A., Jones, R.S. and Koonce, G.E., Jr.  2015 Is There Life After Football? Surviving the NFL.  New York: NYU Press.
  • Holstein, J.A. & Gubrium, J.F. (Eds.) 2012. Varieties of Narrative Analysis.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Gubrium, J.F., Holstein, J.A., Marvasti, A., & McKinney, K. (eds) 2012. Handbook of Interview Research, 2nd Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Gubrium, J.F. & Holstein, J.A. 2009. Analyzing Narrative Reality. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Holstein, J.A. & Gubrium, J.F. (Eds.) 2008. Handbook of Constructionist Research. New York: Guilford.
  • Holstein, J.A. & Gubrium, J. F. 2000. The Self We Live By. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Gubrium, J.F. & Holstein, J.A. 1997. The New Language of Qualitative Method.  New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Holstein, J.A. & Gubrium, J.F. 1995. The Active Interview. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
  • Holstein, J.A. 1993. Court-Ordered Insanity: Interpretive Practice and Involuntary Commitment. Hawthorne, NY: Aldine de Gruyter.
  • Gubrium, J.F. & Holstein, J.A. 1990. What is Family? Mountain View, CA: Mayfield.

Dr. Norman SullivanNorman Sullivan
Emeritus Associate Professor
Ph.D., 1987, University of Toronto


Background Information

Dr. Sullivan has a wide range of teaching interests including the history of evolutionary theory, community demography and human osteology. His research interests focus on the biological consequences of social inequality.

Dr. Sullivan has studied the biological changes associated with the establishment of social hierarchies in late Neolithic and early Bronze Age communities in the near east and China. His recent research focuses on the analyses of the burials from the nineteenth century Milwaukee County Almshouse Cemetery.

Dr. Sullivan has significant vocational interests in positional astronomy, music of the late Renaissance and early Baroque as well as railroad history.


  • 2005 A Variety of Morbid Symptoms: Subadult Death and Ill Health from a Turn of the Century Pauper's Cemetery (with J. Zotcavage, S. Dougherty, C Milligan and T. Prindeville). American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Supplement 40:230.
  • 2005 Little Deaths: Infant and Child Mortality from a Late Nineteenth Century Poorhouse Cemetery (with S. Dougherty, J. Zotcavage, C. Milligan, J. Ivany, and A. Mann). American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Supplement 40:96.
  • 2005 A Relational Database Design for Osteological and Odontological Data (with A. Mann). American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Supplement 40: 144.