Gary Wilson


About Gary D. 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 and 2019 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. 
Gary Wilson
Dr. Gary Wilson
Associate Professor of Sociology/Coordinator of Sociology Program/Public Policy; Coordinator of Criminal Justice

Phone: (620) 235-6020

Office: 311 A Russ Hall

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