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 Gary D. Wilson, Ph.D.

Gary D. Wilson, Ph.D.

Instructor of Sociology / Instructor of Justice Studies
Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
Office: 311A Russ Hall
Phone: 620-235-6020

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About Dr. Gary Wilson

Sociology
Specializations
   Community Sociology
   Public Policy (Criminal Justice)
   Social Deviance
Teaching responsibilities include basic sociology, social problems, social deviance, marriage and family, and community sociology.

Justice Studies
Specializations
   Public Policy (Criminal Justice)
   Social Deviance
Teaching responsibilities include introduction to the justice system, social deviance, community sociology, and law and public policy.

Dr. 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

Ph.D., University of Arkansas, Arkansas, U.S.A., 2012
Public Policy:  Family Policy, Criminal Justice

M.S., Pittsburg State University, Kansas, U.S.A., 1997
Sociology

Graduate Coursework:  University of Missouri – Kansas City, University of Tulsa, and 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

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Publications and Presentations

Publications

  • 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.

Presentations

  • 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.