Sociology & Urban Studies

Faculty & Administration

Saint Peter’s faculty members are scholars and expert teachers interested in preparing students for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service in a global society.

Full-time Faculty

    • edgar-rivera-colon
      Edgar Rivera Colón, Ph.D.

      Assistant Professor of Sociology and Urban Studies
      B.A., Fordham University; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University.
      Email: eriveracolon@saintpeters.edu

  • donal malone
    *Donal Malone

    Associate Professor
    B.A., City College of New York (CUNY), Ph.D., Sociology, CUNY.
    Office: Hilsdorf Hall, Room 404
    Email: dmalone@saintpeters.edu
    Phone: (201) 761-6153


  • *Thomas M. Mansheim

    Associate Professor
    B.A., South Dakota; M.A., Detroit; M.S., Wisconsin (Milwaukee).
    Office: Hilsdorf Hall, Room 402
    Email: tmansheim@saintpeters.edu
    Phone: (201) 761-6154

  • Joseph McLaughlin
    *Joseph McLaughlin

    Professor and Chair of Sociology and Urban Studies
    Director of the Reading Program

    B.A., M.A., Saint Peter’s College, Ed.D., Seton Hall University.
    Office: Hilsdorf Hall, Room 302
    Email: jmclaughlin@saintpeters.edu
    Phone: (201) 761-6156

  • David Surrey
    *David Surrey

    Professor of Sociology and Urban Studies
    Director of Africana Studies, Environmental Studies, Title V and Faculty Development
    B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University, M.A., Ph.D., New School for Social Research.
    Office: Hilsdorf Hall, Room 404
    Email: dsurrey@saintpeters.edu
    Phone: (201) 761-6152


  • Alex Trillo

    Associate Professor and Director of Latin American & Latino Studies
    B.A., University of California, Irvine, M.A., Ph.D., SUNY at Stonybrook.
    Office: Hilsdorf Hall, Room 402
    Email: atrillo@saintpeters.edu
    Phone: (201) 761-6157

  • Devin Heyward
    Devin Heyward

    Assistant Professor
    M.A., MPhil., City University of NY (CUNY).
    Email: dheyward@saintpeters.edu
    Phone: (201) 761-6157

Adjunct Lecturers

  • Jacqueline Alsbrook, M.A.

  • Abbe Favocci, Ph.D.

  • Rev. Marion J. Franklin, Ph.D.​

  • Brian Goldsmith, M.A.

  • Dianna Gomez, M.A.

  • John Gomez, M.A.

  • Gerald Grimmeyer, M.A.

  • Kwan Hao, M.A.

  • Fadia Joseph, MBA-MIS

  • ​Kristina Micu, M.A.

  • Boon Ngeo, M.A.

  • Dennis Sevano, M.A.

  • Tellisia Williams, M.A., MPhil.

  • Sonia Whyte, M.P.A.

*Recipient of the Bene Merenti award for more than 20 years of service to Saint Peter’s University