Aaron works with the Department’s Chair to ensure adherence to college and university policies, works with faculty on APT cases, and manages the Chair’s schedule. Aaron directs and oversees all academic programmatic activities for the Department, and serves as the departmental liaison to the BSOS Dean's Office and other units on campus. He manages and oversees academic support functions in the Department, and partners with the Chair, Associate Chair, and the Director of Administrative Services to implement departmental initiatives.

Aaron earned an MA and a PhD in Theatre & Performance Studies at the University of Maryland. His research focuses on antebellum American theatre and playwriting, and his dissertation is titled, "So as to Compass the Interest: Artisan Dramaturgy, Copyright Reform, and the Theatrical Insurgency of 1856." Aaron comes to Sociology after four years with the University Senate.

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2112 Art/Sociology Building
Department of Sociology
tobiason [at] umd.edu
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