Sociology Faculty

Jim Crone
Jim Crone

Jim Crone

Professor of Sociology

(812) 866-7363


As Professor of Sociology, Jim Crone teaches courses in social problems, sociological theory, social class and inequality, sociology of sport, globalization and the senior seminar. His international experience includes time spent in both Russia and Haiti


B.S., M.S., Indiana State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas
Stephanie Funk
Stephanie Funk

Stephanie Funk

Assistant Professor of Sociology

(812) 866-7365


As Assistant Professor of Sociology, Stephanie Funk teaches courses in Crime and Corrections, Juvenile Delinquency, Law and Society. Her international experience includes time spent in Egypt.


B.A. Kennesaw State College, M.A., Ph.D. Emory University
Kathryn Hadley
Robyn Ryle
Robyn Ryle

Robyn Ryle

Associate Professor of Sociology

(812) 866-7354


Robyn Ryle is an associate professor of sociology at Hanover College, where she has taught sociology of gender and other courses for seven years.

Ryle attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., for her undergraduate degrees in sociology and English with a concentration in women's studies. She received her doctorate in sociology from Indiana University-Bloomington and is originally from northern Kentucky.

Her hobbies include digging in and cooking out of her garden, and generally enjoying small town life. Ryle currently lives in a 170-year-old house in scenic Madison, Ind., with her husband Jeff, stepdaughter, Grace, and two rather peculiar cats.


B.A. Millsaps College
M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations:

Modern Society (introductory sociology course)
Sociology of Gender
Environmental Sociology
Research Methods
Race, Class and Gender
Race and Ethnic Relations
Urban Sociology


"Questioning Gender: A Sociological Exploration." 2011. Pine Forge Press

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