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Gregory Kordsmeier Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology
Director, Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence

Library 220
Phone: (812) 941-2860
gkordsme@ius.edu

Biography

Gregory T. Kordsmeier, PhD, is the Director of the Institute of Learning and Teaching Excellence and an Associate Professor of Sociology at Indiana University Southeast (IUS). He is the recipient of multiple teaching awards, including the 2022 Scholarly Contributions to Teaching and Learning award and the Carla B. Howery Award for Developing Teacher-Scholars from the American Sociological Association, the John F. Schnabel Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award from the North Central Sociological Association, and the Trustees Teaching Award from IUS. His research in the scholarship of teaching and learning SoTL) includes research into best practices for incorporating podcasts in the classroom. He has also explored interventions to better engage the cultural capital of first-generation college students and increase their success and retention. His previous non-SoTL research focused on social interaction in culture industries. In particular, he has studied the social psychological and microsociological forces that affect work processes in arts organizations, and the effects these have on artists and the art that they make. 

Academic Background

  • Doctorate

    • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
    • PhD in Sociology

Professional Interests

Teaching

I serve as the editor for the American Sociological Association's TRAILS (Teaching Resources and Innovations Library), a peer reviewed digital library of high quality teaching resources for sociology. My teaching interests include Social Psychology, Theory, Sociology of Medicine, Sociology of Art, and Research Methods.

Research

My research focuses on social interaction in culture industries. I utilize qualitative methods in that research, focusing on in-depth interviewing, participant observation, and qualitative content analysis of documents. In particular, I am interested in understanding the social psychological and micro sociological forces that affect work processes in arts organizations, and the effects this has on artists and the art that they make. My new research explores interventions to better engage the cultural capital of first-generation college students and increase their success and retention.

Teaching Resource Websites

Campus Events

Spectrum Fall 2022 Meetings

Spectrum Fall 2022 Meetings

December 6th, 2022

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Transfer and Adult Information Session

Transfer and Adult Information Session

December 6th, 2022

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Moonlight Breakfast

Moonlight Breakfast

December 6th, 2022

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Used Computer Sale

Used Computer Sale

December 13th, 2022

9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Women’s Basketball vs. Fisk University

Women’s Basketball vs. Fisk University

December 13th, 2022

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

It’s a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theater

It’s a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theater

December 13th, 2022

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Women’s Basketball vs. Goshen College

Women’s Basketball vs. Goshen College

December 16th, 2022

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Women’s Basketball vs. Lourdes University

Women’s Basketball vs. Lourdes University

December 17th, 2022

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Men’s Basketball vs. Siena Heights University

Men’s Basketball vs. Siena Heights University

December 17th, 2022

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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