Deogratius Mshigeni

Deogratius Mshigeni, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology/ Program Coordinator of Bachelors in Human Services

Office Phone: (951) 343-2454
Email: dmshigeni@calbaptist.edu
Department: Behavioral Sciences
Office Location: Tyler Plaza
Office Hours: Tyler Plaza


Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
Ph.D. Sociology University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) 2016
M.A. Political Science University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) 2004
B.A. Liberal Arts University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 1998

Classes Taught


HMS 100 - Introduction to Human Services


HMS 213 - Theories of Human Services

HMS 415 - Family Violence and Mandated Reporter

HMS 495 - Human Service Capstone Project

SOC 213 - Introduction to Sociology

SOC 337 - Sociology of Deviant Behavior 

SOC 335 - Social Problems - Sections

SOC 352 - Sociology of Health & Illness 

SOC 381 - Social Theory

SOC 338 - Group Dynamics and Social Movements

Academic Areas / Scholarly Interests

  • Dependency and World System Theories

  • Sociological Research Methods

  • Social Stratification and Inequality

  • Contemporary Social Problems

  • Global Social Change

  • Sociological Theory

  • Globalization

  • Social Movements

  • Political Sociology

Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

Unlversity of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Research, Presentations, and Publications


Mshigeni, Deo S., Moosgar Borieux., and Elisa Shepard (Spring 2023). Social Workers’ decision fatigue and feeling of insecurity in the age of litigation. Under Review - Advances in Social Work.

Mshigeni, Salome, Stephanie Okolo, Deo S. Mshigeni, Monideepa Becerra (2020). What Diversity Means to Undergraduate Health Science Students. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 20 (6), 55-62.

Mshigeni, Deo S. and Aggie Jenkins. (2018). Child Maltreatment in Insular and Isolated Communities: Asian American Families in Riverside County. In C. James-Brown, D.S. Wolfe, J. Collins, R. Adams, et al. (Eds.), Child Maltreatment in Insular & Isolated Communities (pp.71- 81). Washington, DC: CWLA Press.



Church Membership / Activities

The Crossings.

Personal Quote / Scripture / Philosophy of Education

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6