Dr. Russell E. Ward

Dr. Russell E. Ward

Professor of Sociology

Office: FH 242
Phone: 843-661-4632
rward@fmarion.edu

Ph. D. – Kent State University, 2000

Bio

Dr. Russell (Rusty) Ward is a native of Zanesville, OH. Much of his research examines whether high school sports connect with social and cultural capital in ways that narrow or reinforce educational achievement gaps between boys and girls, racial-ethnic minorities and whites, and poor and nonpoor groups of students. Dr. Ward’s work has appeared in Michigan Sociological Review, Aggression and Violent Behavior, Sex Roles, Sociology of Sport Journal, Sociological Spectrum, Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, and International Journal of Sport Communication. Dr. Ward is an avid bicyclist and runner, and participates in many 5k and 10k road races. He lives with his wife in Florence, SC.

Courses Taught: 

SOCI 201: Principles of Sociology
SOCI 302: Methods of Sociology
SOCI 342: Social Deviance
SOCI 381: Sociology of Sports
HNRS 250: Humor in Society

 

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