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Brian Fogarty

Professor of sociology, department chair

Brian Fogarty

Before St. Kate’s: Prior to joining the St. Kate’s faculty, Professor Fogarty taught at St. Louis University and Briar Cliff College. He also served as a cost analyst for the U.S. Army.

Courses taught: Principles and Concepts, Research Methods, Social Theory, Sociology of Medicine, Sociology of War and Peace and various topics and honors courses.

St. Kate's honors: Professor Fogarty was a recipient of the Myser Award for Teaching Excellence in June 2008.

Current research: A book project entitled Fascism: Why Not Here? His previous publishing credits include War, Peace, and the Social Order, in addition to numerous articles on the sociology of war, peace and military waste.

Favorite courses: Music, Culture and Genocide. “It was done several times with a study-abroad component in Germany and Austria, which took us to the great opera houses of the world. It also got me started on my second book, which will be released this winter.”

Collaboration with students: includes a student focused on understanding attitudes toward childhood mental illness and a project investigating resiliency and the role of perceived social support from men and women.

Outside the classroom: Professor Fogarty likes to travel, especially train travel. He also enjoys opera. “If I can do all three in one trip, so much the better.”

Education: Ph. D., sociology, Purdue University; M.A., University of North Carolina, Greensboro; B.A., Southern Illinois University.