Sociology ProgramDepartment of Sociology and Anthropology
Sociology Program

Sociology Faculty: Paul Greider

Dr. Paul Greider, Ph. D

Currently on Leave

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Email: plgreider@stcloudstate.edu

Phone: 320-308-4181

Paul Greider

I received the Ph.D in sociology from Loyola University – Chicago, my M.A. in sociology from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and my B.A. in sociology from University of Wisconsin – Parkside. My dissertation is titled; Factory Workers: Distinctions and Self Placement, Social Mapping, Education, Race, Identity and Friendships. It is the oral histories of 32 workers who were employed for 30 years or more in a single factory in the Midwest.

 

Research Interests

My interests include labor, work, education, class, race, inequality, conversation analysis, the media, and social psychology. I am currently conducting research pertaining to; the long term impact of an auto plant closing on workers and their community; cohort identity and friendships among workers; a worker’s presentation of self; and education and the working class.    

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Sociology 101
  • Principles of Sociology 160
  • Social Problems 102, 121
  • Inequality in Society 250
  • Race and Ethnic Relations 268
  • Class, Status and Power 354
  • Social Psychology 365
  • Occupations and Profession 371

Prior to coming to SCSU, I taught courses for University of Wisconsin – Parkside, and Loyola University -- Chicago.

Publications:

Greider, Paul, Sheila Denise-Neinhaus, and Anne Statham. 1992. “Education and training as facilitating reemployment after a plant shutdown,” Sociological Practice Review 3: 220-228.

Statham, Anne, Sheila Denise-Neinhaus, Paul Greider, Darleen Janovicz-Winker, Teresa Reinders, and Michael Rosen. 1991. The Chrysler worker study: Third and final report. Printed by University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Statham, Anne, Sheila Denise, Michael Rosen, Teresa Reinders, David Hinds, Paul Greider, and Jennifer Vite. 1990. The Chrysler worker study: A second interview. Printed by University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Presentations:

Greider, Paul and Anne Statham. “Who controls the shutdown process? Chrysler workers: reaction and influence on a plant closing,” presented to the American Sociology Association, Chicago, August 1999.

Greider, Paul and Anne Statham. “The implications of nontraditional students for post secondary institutions,” presented to the American Sociological Association, Los Angeles, August 1994.

Statham, Anne and Paul Greider. “Job skidding and unemployment caused by a plant closing,” presented to the American Sociological Association, Miami, August 1993.

Statham, Anne and Paul Greider. “The implications of gender for victims of plant shutdowns,” presented to the American Sociological Association, Miami, August 1993.

Statham, Anne, Teresa Reinders, and Paul Greider. “The effect of race in determining the adjustment of laid-off workers,” presented to the American Sociological Association, Pittsburgh, August 1992.

Greider, Paul, Sheila Denise-Neinhaus, and Anne Statham. “Education and training as facilitating reemployment after a plant shut-down,” presented to the American Sociological Association, Cincinnati, August 1991.

Greider, Paul, Teresa Reinders, and Sheila Denise-Neinhaus. “The Chrysler plant shutdown in southeast Wisconsin,” presented to the Regional Conference on “The Rural Community, and Economic Restructuring,” Des Moines, April 1991. 

If I have any free time I enjoy traveling, golfing, hunting, and fishing.

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