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Steven L. Buban

Academic Biography:
I was an undergraduate at the University of Iowa from 1967-1971. This was a time of social turmoil and cultural change. My major was Mathematics and I liked Math, but as a discipline it was not useful in helping me better understand the social "revolution" going on at the time. I soon discovered Sociology and ulitmately received a PhD at Iowa in that discipline.

I came to teach at Monmouth in the fall of 1977 and have been here ever since. Monmouth was my first experience of a small, liberal arts college. It turned out to be a perfect fit for me. I thoroughly enjoy the close connections with students and the connections with other faculty members that cross traditional disciplinary lines.

Research Interests:
Health Care Policy, Criminology, Social Movements, Social Interaction

Courses Taught:
SOCI 102 SOCIAL PROBLEMS
SOCI 251 CRIMINOLOGY
SOCI 327 SOCIOLOGY OF MEDICINE
SOCI 355 SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
SOCI 353 SOCIAL INTERACTION
INTG 401 BUILDING COMMUNITIES
ETC.

Education:
B.A. IOWA 1971
M.A. IOWA 1973
Ph. D. IOWA 1979

Contact Info:
Office: Rm 17 Wallace Hall
Phone:
Email: steve@monmouthcollege.edu