Dr. Marjukka Ollilainen, Professor of Sociology and Department Chair

Ph.D. (Sociology) Virginia Tech, 1999; MA (Political Science) Virginia Tech, 1992; MSocSci (Journalism and Mass Communication) University of Tampere, Finland, 1991.
Professor Ollilainen teaches Introduction to Sociology, Classical and Contemporary Social Theory as well as courses in Sociology of Gender, Work, Organizations, and Consumerism. Her research explores the intersection of gender, work, and organizations and appears in Advances in Gender Research, Gender & Society, Economic and Industrial Democracy, and Research in the Sociology of Work. She is currently studying work-life issues in academia in the U.S and Finland.