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Nathan Palmer

Dr. Nathan Palmer Assistant Professor of Sociology
npalmer@georgiasouthern.edu
Carroll 1062, Statesboro Campus
912-478-7897
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 SociologySource.org and SociologyInFocus.com.

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)
2015

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

2014

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

2012

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

Last updated: 7/18/2018