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Dr. Diane Shinberg

Associate Professor

Office Location

McElhaney Hall, 112B
Personal website


  • Vassar College, BA
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison, MS
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison, PhD


Dr. Shinberg’s scholarship straddles multiple sociological literatures: health and medicine; disabilities; gender; aging and the life course; and social stratification and inequalities. Questions of how social forces shape health and well-being undergird her work, which includes rigorous application of quantitative methods and multidisciplinary exploration of theoretical, historical and intellectual perspectives.

Her many service roles include: Coordinator of IUP’s Master of Arts Program in Sociology; a member of IUP’s University-Wide Sabbatical Committee; and secretary/treasurer of the Disability and Society Section of the American Sociological Association.


SOC 151 Principles of Sociology
SOC 348 Sociology of Work
SOC 363 Sociology of Gender
SOC 442/552 Medical Sociology
SOC 452/552 Disability and Society
SOC 700 Proseminar
SOC 707/807 Scholarly Writing in the Social Sciences
SOC 721/821 Sociology of Health Care
SOC 762/862 Analysis of Social Data
SOC 881 Special topics: Survey Research Methods
LDRS 800 Proseminar 

Dr. Diane Shinberg – Curriculum Vitae

  • Sociology Department
  • McElhaney Hall, Room 102
    441 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2730
  • Fax: 724-357-4842
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.