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Nathan Rousseau, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology
Division of Liberal Arts
RC Room 104A

PHONE: 812.348.7348
FAX: 812.348.7370


  • Ph.D. in sociology, University of Oregon, 1993
  • M.A. in psychology, San Francisco State University
  • B.S. in psychology, Towson University
  • Jessie Ball duPont Summer Seminar, National Humanities Center, 2015, 2010

Professional Activities

  • American Sociological Association
  • Pacific Sociological Association
  • Southern Sociological Society

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Sociology 
  • Criminology
  • Deviance
  • Social Problems
  • Social Change
  • Globalization
  • Medical Sociology 
  • Sociology of Aging
  • Social Psychology
  • Personality and Culture
  • Race and Ethnicity 
  • Research Methods
  • Schools and Society 

Administrative & Service Responsibilities

Previous Faculty Positions:

  • Professor (tenured), sociology, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL, 1999-2017
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, sociology, Hanover College, Hanover, IN, 1997-1998
  • Visiting Instructor, sociology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 1995-1997
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, sociology, Washington State University-Vancouver, Vancouver, WA, 1993-1995



  • Rousseau, N. (forthcoming).  Experiencing society: An interactive introduction to sociology.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
  • Rousseau, N. (2014).  Society explained: An introduction to sociology.  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 
  • Rousseau, N. (2002).  Self, symbols, and society: Classic readings in social psychology.  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.   
  • Rousseau, N. (1999).  Internationalizing sociology in the age of globalization: A curriculum guide.  Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association. 

 Articles and Other Published Materials

  • Rousseau, N.  (2008). Secularization. In V. Parrillo (ed.), Encyclopedia of social problems (pp. 817-819). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Rousseau, N.  (2002). Instructor’s manual for self, symbols, and society: Classic readings in social psychology.  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Rousseau, N. and S. Rousseau.  (1999). Dr. King’s giant triplets: Racism, materialism, militarism. In L. Forcey and I. Harris (eds.), Peacebuilding for adolescents (pp. 17-33).  New York: P. Lang.
  • Rousseau, N. (1998). A typology of seekership.  Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 9, 75-96.
  • Rousseau, N. (1998). Book review [Review of the book Millennium, messiahs, and mayhem: Contemporary apocalyptic movements by T. Robbins & S. J. Palmer, eds.], Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 37, 548-550.
  • Rousseau, N. (1998). Book review [Review of the book Primitivism, radicalism, and the lamb’s war: The Baptist-Quaker conflict in 17th century England by T. L. Underwood], Review of Religious Research, 40, 189-190. 
  • Rousseau, N.  (1998). War and peace:  A personal approach.  In M. Ender (ed.), The sociology of peace and war: A curriculum guide (pp. 24-25).  Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association.

Civic Engagement

  • Commissioner on Jacksonville Human Rights Commission
  • World Affairs Council
  • Outreach to Jacksonville high schools
  • Upward Bound - Jacksonville University
  • Turkish Cultural Center
  • Co-organized community events for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
  • Community events concerning human trafficking
  • Community events concerning community policing
  • Frequent analyst on local radio, newspaper, and television news

Contact, Address and Additional Links


4601 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203

Phone: 812.348.7311

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