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Brian Bentel

Brian Bentel Alum of UW Sociology

Brian Bentel (pictured in the back row, 2nd from the left) earned a Master's from our department and went on to earn his Ph.D. His first job as a professor was at East Central University, a regional university in Oklahoma that focused on providing a college education to people who might not have the ability to travel to or afford bigger state schools. Many of its students were non-traditional students who were from the lower and working class and were trying to improve their credentials in an increasingly challenging economy. Recently Brian moved with his wife, Akiko Yoshida, to Wisconsin. Both of them teach at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She is an assistant professor, and he is a Lecturer who is pursuing a career in music in his free time.

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