Julia McQuillan is a Willa Cather Professor of Scoiology as well as the Chair for the Sociology Department. She has done research about the psychosocial dimensions and the health disparities of fertility and infertility in women. McQuillan has also researched the affect that fertility plays on marriage and divorce. She is currently researching about social inequality, with special emphasis on changing structures and practices to increase equity and wellbeing.
Christina Falci has been an associate professor in the department of sociology since 2012. She has written several research articles about depression in adolescence and about the cross of race and gender in mental health. Her current research focus has two key branches. First, to understand the social determinants of mental health and illness by using four key determinants: social network structure, perceptions of social relationships, stress exposure, and the self-concept. Second, she draws from social psychology and network theory, to study both the predictors and consequences of faculty social networks. Falci is an active chairwomen for Women in the Profession Committee for the Midwest Sociological Society.