Social Sciences Faculty

The Social Sciences Department at the Quad-Cities Campus offers courses in the academic disciplines of anthropology-archaeology, criminal justice, economics, education, fire service, history and political science. Specific courses within these disciplines are designed to appeal to students intending to become discipline majors, as well as those fulfilling the college’s general educational requirements or other curriculum requirements.

The department offers both transfer and career degrees. The Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees are available, depending on your goals. In addition, certificate programs are available in law enforcement and private security. Courses applying to pre-law are also available.


Mark Esposito, Ph.D.
Department Chair & Professor, History/Political Science
309-796-5427
QC Building 1, Room 454
Rachel Horner Brackett, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Anthropology/Archaeology
309-796-5322
QC Building 2, Room 263
Seref Onder, Ph.D.
Instructor, Criminal Justice
309-796-5281
QC Building 2, Room 259
James Johnson, M.A.
Professor, Economics
309-796-5248
QC Building 1, Room 353
James Larrabee, M.Phil.
Associate Professor, History/Political Science
309-796-5634
QC Building 1, Room 460
Paul Lockard, Ph.D.
Professor, Economics
309-796-5326
QC Building 1, Room 355
Jay Pearce, Ph.D.
Professor, History/Political Science
309-796-5412
QC Building 1, Room 461