Lakeland University

Alan Mock

Professor of Sociology

Areas of Expertise:

  • Death Penalty/A Christian Perspective on the Death Penalty
  • Trends in Inequality (class, race/ethnicity, gender)
  • The Role of Religion in World Cooperation & Conflict
  • Impact of Globalization on Nonindustrial, Indigenous Cultures


After earning his bachelor's in sociology from Manchester College (Ind.) in 1983, Mock added his master's (1985) and doctorate (1988) from Purdue University (Ind.).

Mock's areas of expertise include social stratification, religion, race and ethnicity, gender, social theory and criminology.

Mock, a member of Lakeland's faculty since 1993, launched the college's criminal justice program, which today enrolls over 70 majors. He has taught 22 different courses across the sociology, criminal justice, and general studies interdisciplinary core curriculum, as well as served on every college committee but one.

He served as chair of the Social Science Division for six years and was instrumental in the development and implementation of the college's Institutional Review Board, which paves the way for students to conduct meaningful and ethical research. Currently, he chairs the Fine Arts and Convocation Committee.


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