Jerome R. Koch, Ph.D.
Phone: (806) 834-3920
Dr. Koch has been a faculty member in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and
Social Work since 1994. His primary research interests include Sociology of Religion,
Medicine, Deviance, and Body Modification. These interests come to focus in his work
examining the relationships between religion, health, and well-being.
Dr. Koch actively mentors students working toward the Master of Arts in Sociology. Former students have gone on to complete doctoral studies at, among other places, Purdue University, the University of Texas, and the University of Washington. He regularly teaches Sociology of Religion for Graduate students as well as Undergraduates. He especially enjoys teaching Introduction to Sociology.
Dr. Koch grew up in Wisconsin and is a sports enthusiast. He is a fitness-runner and a long-time active player in Lubbock Senior Softball. He regularly follows the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Cubs. He also considers himself something of an amateur magician. (Few others agree).