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History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences Contact

Department Chair:

Donald W. Viney

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Contact Person:
Nancy Grantham

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Phone: 620-235-4325
Fax: 620-235-4338

Address:
Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
412 Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

  

Gary Wilson was honored with the 2001 Outstanding Faculty Award by the Student Government Association from the student nominees of faculty that demonstrate excellence in instruction and service to students on campus.

Education and Certifications

Ph.D.      University of Arkansas, 2012
              Public Policy:  Family Policy, Criminal Justice
M.S.       Pittsburg State University, 1997
              Sociology
Graduate Coursework:  University of Missouri – Kansas City
University of Tulsa, Oklahoma State University

Courses Taught

Introduction to Sociology            
Social Problems                               
Social Deviance
Community Sociology                   
Crime & Public Policy     
Introduction to the Justice System
Marriage & Family                          
The Family & Society     
Race & Ethnicity

Interests, Publications and Presentations

Presentations
Dissertation (2012) – “Tar Creek Superfund Site:  Family & Community Impact Analysis”
The study examined family decision-making processes in the face of an environmental disaster.  The goal of the study was to determine why residents either chose to leave the Tar Creek area or to remain in place after many warnings about the health risks and several programs that would have subsidized relocation.

Marjorie Donovan and Gary Wilson, "Focus on Sex, Gender, and Society: In-Class Cooperative Learning Experience," International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning, October 13-15, 2005, Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Marjorie Donovan, Gary Wilson, Chuck Killingsworth, and Adonna Helmig, "Attitudes About Firearm Violence Among High-School Youth in the Rural Midwest," American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, November 17-20, 2004.

Marjorie Donovan, Gary Wilson, Chuck Killingsworth, and Adonna Helmig, "Attitudes of Rural Midwestern Public High School Students Regarding Firearm Violence," American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, November 19-22, 2003. 

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Gary D. Wilson

Instructor of Sociology
Instructor of Justice Studies

Sociology Specializations
   Community Sociology
   Public Policy (Criminal Justice)
   Social Deviance

Justice Studies Specializations
   Public Policy (Criminal Justice)
   Social Deviance

Dept. of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
311 A Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
U.S.A

620-235-6020 office phone
620-235-4338 fax
gwilson@pittstate.edu