Lecturer in Sociology


B.A. Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
M.S. in Justice Studies, Arizona Sates University
M.A. in Sociology, UCLA
Ph.D. in Sociology, UCLA


Mark Jepson has been a lecturer at CI since 2007. Trained in political sociology with an emphasis on class analysis and class formation in coal mining and hard-rock mining. Research agenda also includes the study of the rise and development of the business corporation in the United States and the de-industrialization of the United States under global capitalism and its effects on economic inequality. Mark is married with two children and his interests include mountain biking, hiking, gardening, and cooking.

Mark also teaches at UCLA and Occidental College. 

Representative Courses Taught

  • SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 201 Social Problems
  • SOC 350 Social Stratification
  • SOC 412 Sex, Love and Money: The Family
  • SOC 330 Political Sociology
  • SOC 370 Crime and Society
  • SOC 311 Classical Sociological Theory
  • SOC 315 Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • SOC 352 Social Movements 
  • SOC 448 Globalization and Development 


Curriculum Vitae (PDF, 91KB)


Political Sociology, globalization, class analysis, the corporate state, inequality

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