Spring 2019 office hours: Tuesdays 1:30-2:30, Thursdays 2:30-3:30, and by appointment
Ryan Sheppard teaches Foundations of Social Science Research (quantitative research methods), Sociology of Family, Gender and Work, Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Women’s Studies, and an interim course in Thailand. She has taught at St. Olaf since 2006, after teaching in Lithuania, California, Pennsylvania, and at several colleges in Minnesota. Ryan came into sociology as an activist, having worked with homeless people and battered women and in the anti-nuclear movement. She received her B.A. from the University of Minnesota and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.
Ryan teaches the following courses
121 Introduction to Sociology
232 Thailand: Culture, Institutions, and Interactions
248 Dying, Death, and Bereavement
260 Marriage and the Family
371 Foundations of Social Science Research: Quantitative Methods