Potter College News
Assistant Professor Marcus Brooks Joins PCAL and ISEC
- Jessica Luna
- Friday, April 29th, 2022
Marcus Brooks will join the Potter College of Arts and Letters (PCAL) as an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology & Criminology this fall.
Brooks, a PhD candidate at the University of Cincinnati, brings his extensive knowledge of systemic social inequalities, public sociology, and digital sociology to the college. In addition to his nine-month appointment, he has been awarded a fellowship to develop collaboration between the Department of Sociology & Criminology, PCAL, and the Intercultural Student Engagement Center (ISEC).
“We are excited to have Marcus Brooks in PCAL next semester,” says Dr. Terrance Brown, Dean of the Potter College of Arts and Letters. “We are certain that he will bring a wealth of knowledge to PCAL, ISEC, and the Department of Sociology & Criminology.”
Brooks will also serve in an advisory capacity where he will develop initiatives to support the broader WKU community in recruiting, retaining, supporting, and graduating ISEC scholars, first-generation college students, and students from low-income families.
Brooks has previously taught sociology courses at Middle Tennessee State University. His ongoing research in the fields of black public sociology and digital sociology has been published multiple times.
He received his master’s degree in Sociology at Middle Tennessee State University in 2016 and his bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Austin Peay State University in 2013.
“Marcus is an exciting addition to the faculty with his focus on public sociology,” says Dr. Donielle Lovell, Program Coordinator for the Diversity & Community Studies major and the Citizenship & Social Justice certificate. “Such focus allows WKU students to see more sociology in action at the advocacy and policy level. Many of our students look for such engagement and Marcus will provide those students with both direction and support.”