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Maxine Atkinson

Emeritus Faculty

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

1911 Bldg 338

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Research Publications

  • Forthcoming Kathleen Odell Korgen and and Maxine P. Atkinson.
    Social Problems in Action. 2nd edition. Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications
  • Forthcoming Maxine P. Atkinson, Kathleen Odell Korgen, and Mary Nell Trautner.
    Social Problems in Action. Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications
  • 2018 Kathleen Odell Korgen and and Maxine P. Atkinson.
    Sociology in Action.  Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications.
  • 2017 Diane L. Pike, Teresa Ciabattari, Melinda Messineo, Renee Monson, Rifat Salam, Theodore C. Wagenaar, Jeffrey Chin, Susan Ferguson, Margaret Weigers Vitullo, Patrick Archer, Maxine P. Atkinson, Jeanne Ballantine, Thomas C. Calhoun, Paula England, Rebecca J. Erickson, Andrea N. Hunt, Kathleen S. Lowney, Susanne B. Maurer, Mary S. Senter and Stephen Sweet.
    “The Sociology Major in the Changing Landscape of Higher Education: Curriculum, Careers, and Online Learning” Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.
  • 2016 Maxine P. Atkinson and Kathleen S. Lowney.
    In the Trenches:  Teaching and Learning in Sociology.  New York, NY:  W.W. Norton.


B.S. Education University of Georgia

M.A. Sociology Georgia State University

Ph.D. Sociology Washington State University

Postdoctoral Fellow The Center for the Study of Aging Duke University

Area(s) of Expertise

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Sociology of the Family and Gender (especially the economic relationship between spouses), Aging (focusing on the relationship between aged persons and their adult children)