Dr. Monica Whitham

Contact Information

465 Social Sciences & Humanities
Stillwater, OK 74078-4062
(405) 744-6105 (Main Office)
  (405) 744-5780

Curriculum Vitae


Fall 2020 Office Hours

Under direction of the 'Cowboy Coming Back' plan, all office hours for Fall 2020 will be held online.
For more information, please contact Dr. Whitham through email.

Fall 2020 Class Schedule

SOC 3113 - Theorethical Thinking in Sociology: MW 2:30pm - 3:45pm SCPA 101
SOC 5113 - Classical Sociological Theory: W 4:30pm - 7:10pm SSH 439


  • B.A. in Management and Corporate Communications, Simpson College
  • B.S. in Sociology, Iowa State University
  • M.S. in Sociology, Iowa State University
  • Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Arizona

Research Interests

  • Urban/Community Sociology
  • Social Psychology
  • Group Processes
  • Social Networks


Monica Whitham earned her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 2014. She specializes in social psychology, urban and community sociology, and social networks. Broadly, her work examines processes through which social actors form, maintain, and utilize social connections in order to achieve individual and collective goals. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and been published in top sociology journals, including the American Sociological Review, Social Psychology Quarterly, and City & Community.