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Nathan Palmer

Dr. Nathan Palmer Assistant Professor of Sociology
Carroll 1062, Statesboro Campus
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Palmer earned his PhD in Sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2017. He frequently speaks publicly about racism, social media, and teaching. He is the former Teaching & Learning Section Editor for the ASA journal Contexts. He is also the creator/editor-in-chief of and

Dr. Palmer’s research interests focus on how individuals perceive and understand social structure, inequality in higher education, social networking within higher education, and environmental sociology.

Recent Publications:
  1. Palmer, Nathan, Ted Brimeyer, and April M. Schueths. 2018. “Do Open Educational Resources Help Contingent Sociology Faculty Acquire Teaching Resources and Form Collegial Relationships?” The American Sociologist 49(1):119-134.
  2. Palmer, Nathan and April M. Schueths. 2013. “Online Teaching Communities within Sociology: A Counter Trend to the Marketization of Higher Education.” Teaching in Higher Education 18(7): 809-820.
  3. J. Allen Williams Jr., Christopher Podeschi, Palmer, Nathan, Philip Schwadel and Deanna Meyler. 2012 “The Human-Environment Dialog in Award-winning Children’s Picture Books.” Sociological Inquiry 2012; 82(1): 145–159.
Currently Teaching

  • Introduction to Sociology (Soci1101)
  • Social Problems (Soci336)
  • Sociology of Education
  • Environmental Sociology (Soci3435)

  • Randolph S. Gunter Distinguished Faculty: Eagles of Diversity Award.


  • Wells-Warren Professor of the Year, Georgia Southern University.
  • Randolph S. Gunter Distinguished Faculty: Eagles of Diversity Award.


  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Award for Distinction in Teaching.

Last updated: 7/18/2018