Nancy A. Greenwood, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology

Coordinator, Sociology Program
Director, Applied & Community Research Center
Office: KE 358
Phone: (765)-455-9445


Ph.D., Sociology, 1982, Washington State University
M.A. Sociology, 1978, California State University, Sacramento
B.A. Social Science, 1976, California State University, Sacramento
A.A. Social Science, 1974, Sacramento City College


  1. ASA Section on Teaching and Learning, Scholarly Contributions to Teaching and Learning, 2014
  2. ASA Section on Teaching and Learning, Hans O. Mauksch Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Sociology, 2011
  3. Indiana University, Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET), 2009

Courses Taught at IU Kokomo

  • SOC  S100 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC  S331 Aging
  • SOC  S338 Gender Roles
  • SOC  S344 Sociology of Childhood
  • SOC  S360 Topics in Social Policy—Applied Sociology
  • SOC  S360 Topics in Social Policy—Family Violence
  • SOC  S470 Senior Seminar in Sociology
  • LBST D591 Graduate Seminar in Teaching and Learning

Specialty Areas within Sociology

  • Teaching & Learning in Sociology (The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning)
  • Family Sociology (Family Violence, Childhood)
  • Applied Sociology
  • Sociology of Childhood
  • Aging
  • Gender

Publications and Works in Progress

  • Nancy A. Greenwood, “Using Genealogy to Teaching Family Sociology,” Under revision for publication.
  • Nancy A. Greenwood, 2012 Hans O. Mauksch Award Address, for publication in Teaching Sociology, forthcoming 2013.

Published Work

  • Books

    • Nancy A. Greenwood and Jay R. Howard, First Contact: Teaching and Learning in Introductory Sociology. Rowman and Littlefield, July 2011.   
    • Bruce Keith, Nancy A. Greenwood, Gary Hampe, Harriet Hartman, Carla Howery, Carol Jenkins, Gayle Kaufman, Peter Meiksins, Donald Reitzes, Susan Ross, Debra Swanson, and Deborah White, Sociology and General Education, ASA Task Force on Sociology and General Education, published by the American Sociological Association, 2007, 56 pages. 
  • Articles Published in Peer-refereed Journals

    • Nancy A. Greenwood, "Toward Public Responsive Sociology Curricula: The Role of Introductory Sociology". Teaching Sociology, Vol. 41. No. 3, (July) 2013.
    • Nancy A. Greenwood, "Androgyny and Adjustment in Later Life: Living in a Veteran's Home," Journal of Clinical Geropsychology, 1999.
    • Nancy A. Greenwood, "An Interview with Reece McGee," Teaching Sociology, 23:165-176, (April) 1995.
    • Nancy A. Greenwood and Margaret L. Cassidy. "A Critical Review of Family Sociology Texts, Teaching Sociology, 18:541-549 (October) 1990. 
    • Nancy A. Greenwood and Margaret L. Cassidy, "A Review of Introductory Marriage and Family Texts: Standards for Evaluation". Teaching Sociology, Vol. 14. No. 4, (October) 1986.
  • Book Chapters

    • Nancy A. Greenwood, course materials for Teaching About Family and Gender Violence: A Collection of Instructional Materials, edited by Barbara Keating, ASA Publications, 2007.
    • Gary R. Lee and Nancy A. Greenwood, “Comparative Research Methodology” in Comparative Families, Sage Publications, 2005.
    • Nancy A. Greenwood, course materials for Sociology of Family Violence in Resource Material for Teaching About Family Violence, 1st and 2nd editions, edited by Barbara Keating, ASA, Teaching Resource Center Publications, 1998 and 2003.
    • Nancy A. Greenwood, Senior Seminar in Sociology, syllabus published in Instructional Materials for the Capstone Course, edited by Theodore C. Wagenaar, American Sociological Association’s Teaching Resource Center, 1997.
    • Nancy A. Greenwood. "Interview," Voices From the Classroom, edited by Dean Dorn, American Sociological Association, 1996.
    • Nancy A. Greenwood. "Friendship Interaction Among the Elderly: Substantive and Methodological Issues," Aging Showcase edited by Greg Sanders and Jane Winge, published by Family Studies Institute, North Dakota State University, 1986.
    • Study Guide for Textbook:
    • Nancy A. Greenwood. Study Guide for Marriages and Families: Making Choices Throughout the Life Cycle, second edition, by M. A. Lamanna and A. Riedmann, Wadsworth Publishing Company, Belmont, California, 101 pages, 1985.  Also, Test Items for the same text, 131 pages, 1985.

Professional and Community Service

  • Faculty Advisor for the Sociology Club, Indiana University Kokomo.
  • Administrator for the Sociology Majors’ facebook page.  (If you are an IU Kokomo, Sociology Major, you can friend “Doc Greenwood” and ask to join.) 
  • Consultant, Program Reviewer, and Workshop Organizer, American Sociological Association, Department Review Group, since 1993
  • Lead Editor, American Sociological Association’s Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology (TRAILS), Introductory Sociology and Social Problems Area, with Jay R. Howard since 2010.
  • Editorial Board Member, Teaching Sociology (1987-1989, 2007-2010) and reviewer 1985 to present
  • Member, Board of Directors of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Howard County, since January 2010.
  • CASA Volunteer, Tippecanoe County CASA, 1997-2007.

Professional Associations

  • American Sociological Association
  • Midwest Sociological Society
  • Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology