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Dr. Michael Hirsch

Dr. Michael Hirsch

Dr. Michael Hirsch is a Professor of Sociology.  He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Texas and received his M.A. and B.A. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.  He was trained as a generalist and has published in numerous areas including drug use, program evaluation, gerontology, expert witness testimony and how people make sense of what they believe to be encounters with ghosts.

Dr. Hirsch was the President of the Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology in 2011 and was President of the Missouri Sociological Association in 1996.  Dr. Hirsch served as the Mayor of Fayette, Missouri from 1998 – 2003.

Dr. Hirsch is currently doing research on reconciliation between Pakistan and India and the career paths of Russian Cosmonauts.  He currently sits on the advisory board for the training academy for the Austin Police Department.





Role: Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 512.505.6431
Office: J-M-201