Faculty Spotlight


This book examines the entrepreneurial class in the post-communist Poland from a broad historical perspective, documenting the persistent endurance and the development of this class during radical social change from a controlled economy to a market economy.


Student Spotlight

Nia Brade

Nia Brade was appointed to serve on the Maryland Youth Advisory Council.


Helen Daugherty

Helen Daugherty

An ideal introduction to the study of population, this highly accessible textbook outlines the fundamental concepts and measurement techniques of demography.


Curt Raney
Professor of Sociology

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Departments: Sociology
Office: Kent Hall, Room 229
Email: ccraney@smcm.edu
Phone: (240) 895-4395


  •  B.A., Psychology, Kent State University, 1968  
  •  M.A., Sociology, Duke University, 1978 
  •  Ph.D., Sociology, Duke University, 1979 

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Sociology of Deviance
  • Sociological Theory
  • St. Mary's Projects

Research Interests

  • Religion 
  • Theory
  • Deviance 
  • Sociological Social Psychology