Our Faculty

We are proud of our faculty, who come from a wide range of backgrounds and with diverse professional training, both domestically and internationally. Some of us have been trained through a more ‘traditional’ route, whereas others have been trained in less conventional ways. We are undoubtedly interdisciplinarians, as several of us have taught in interdisciplinary situations. We are fascinated in exploring the intersections between sociology and other disciplines such as psychology, cultural & ethnic studies, American studies, and women’s studies, and we often ‘pull’ from other disciplines in our courses in order to deepen learning. If you’d like to learn more about our faculty, click on the links below to read a bit about each of us.

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Seema Bahl

Adjunct Professor

Biography:

Hi everyone, I am so thrilled to be teaching at Bellevue College. I am originally from the Pacific Northwest, but I have lived in California, New York, and overseas. I have a passion for Sociology, especially as it relates to disability, race, gender, socialization, and consumer behavior.    COURSES SEEMA TEACHES AT BC: Introduction to Sociology; Disability in …more about Seema Bahl


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Rebecca Cory

Adjunct Professor

Biography:

Rebecca Cory   Hello. I’m Dr. Rebecca Cory. I teach Sociology of Disability and am looking forward to meeting you. I have a passion for accessibility and for teaching.  My passion for disability and access came early in life. As a child, I taught myself to read Braille (by looking at it, not by touch) …more about Rebecca Cory


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Susan (Sue) Cox

Affiliated Professor

Biography:

My name is Sue Cox, and I am a native to the Bellevue area. I was born in Seattle, because that is where the relevant hospital was, but then my parents brought me home to Bellevue to the house where I lived my entire childhood and where my mom still resides today. I spent four …more about Susan (Sue) Cox


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Eric Davis

Associate Professor

Biography:

I started teaching at Pierce College in 1996. But this story begins in 1990 when I was an undergraduate at UCLA. I started college as a pre-law, political science student but found myself really enjoying my Afro-American Studies courses I was taking as electives. I took so many Black Studies courses that it just made …more about Eric Davis


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Oriana Estrada

Adjunct Professor

Biography:

Hello! My name is Oriana Estrada, I look forward to having some of you in class! A little about myself:  I was born in Nicaragua, but have spent most my life in Seattle. I am multi-racial and multicultural, and this played a huge part in my choice to study Sociology in undergrad at The University …more about Oriana Estrada


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Denise Johnson

Senior Associate Professor

Biography:

Hi, my name is Denise Johnson. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I was born and raised in hot and sunny South Florida. The youngest of three daughters, I pretty much had a childhood that involved going to school, taking dance classes, playing lots of soccer, tagging along with my sisters, and …more about Denise Johnson


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Jennifer Lê

Associate Professor and Program Chair

Biography:

Greetings! I’m Dr. Lê, pronounced “lay” like the potato chip. I was born and raised in the great state of Minnesota. As a result, I love skiing, snow, and the cold. Despite those loves, I travelled to College Station, TX for five years of graduate school in the sweltering heat. I came away from that …more about Jennifer Lê


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Croix Saffin

Senior Associate Professor

Biography:

Hey there! My name is Croix Saffin and thanks for visiting the BC Sociology webpage. I look forward to meeting and working with you. Please feel free to stop by any time and say hello! A bit about myself. I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. I received my bachelor’s degree from Ohio University where …more about Croix Saffin


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Sara Sutler-Cohen

Adjunct Professor

Biography:

Sara Sutler-Cohen is a writer, editor, indexer, researcher, faculty and graduate student mentor, career development specialist, and part-time professor. For over 20 years, her work has revolved around curriculum design (specializing in online and hybrid), mentoring,  and university teaching, though most recently she’s returned to creative writing (memoir, poetry, and fiction). She has an added …more about Sara Sutler-Cohen


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Michael Woo

Adjunct Professor

Biography:

COURSES MICHAEL TEACHES AT BC Introduction to Sociology; Growing Up and Older in America


Last Updated May 5, 2022