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Candan Duran-Aydintug, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Email: Candan Duran-Aydintug

Office Location: LSC 420D
Phone: (303) 315-2140
Fax: (303) 315-2149

Spring 2015 Office Hours

Dr. Duran is on sabbatical in the Spring 2015 semester, please contact by email.

Areas of Expertise
Sociology Psychology, Family, Self & Identity, Gender, Aging, Methods, Theory

Education & Degrees

Ph.D., Sociology, Washington State University, 1991
M.S., Psychology, Washington State University, 1985
B.A., Psychology, Bosphorus University,1983


I received a Ph.D. in Sociology specializing in Sociology of the Family and Social Psychology. I teach courses in these areas and also in Gender and Society, Childhood and Adolescence, and Research Methods. In my teaching, I emphasize to make learning an interactive and reciprocal experience. I strive to teach my students to understand phenomena using the “sociological imagination”. My ultimate goal is for students to understand, interpret, and create research and unleash their questioning minds.

Currently, I am involved in research with single fathers, adolescent fathers, and domestic violence shelters. In the “single fathers” project, I am exploring the decision making process, role satisfaction, role-identity salience and role identity- commitment. Role-identity salience and role-identity commitment are also driving the project on adolescent fathers. In another project, using a comparative approach, I study the safe house personnel their perceptions of the clients, the abused women.

I also serve the department, the college, and the university on several committees.

Courses Taught

SOCY 1001: Introduction to Sociology

SOCY 2462: Social Psychology

SOCY 3111: Research Methods

SOCY 3700: Sociology of the Family

SOCY 3773/5773: Gender and Society

SOCY 4640/5640: Sociology of Childhood and Adolescence

SOCY 5024: Seminar in Research Methods