Associate ProfessorDr. Diane Shinberg

Office Location

McElhaney Hall, 112B (Sociology)
Sutton Hall, 352 (Public Health)

Diane Shinberg's personal webpage


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

Dr. Diane Shinberg C.V.


  • SOC 151 Principles of Sociology
  • SOC 348 Sociology of Work
  • SOC 363 Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 442/542 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 767/867 Survey Research Methods
  • LDRS 800 Proseminar
  • PUBH 306 Research Design and Analysis in Public Health



Dr. Diane 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.

Dr. Shinberg directs IUP's multidisciplinary Bachelor of Science program in Bachelor of Science program in public Health. She actively contributes to the service needs of the Department of Sociology and mentors many students across its programs. After serving as secretary/treasurer, she was elected membership chair of the Disability and Society Section of the American Sociological Association. Past roles include coordinator of IUP's Master of Arts Program in Sociology, and member and chair of IUP's University-Wide Sabbatical Committee.


Completed dissertations and theses chaired by this faculty member