Gregory Kordsmeier Ph.D.
Dean, School of Social Sciences
Associate Professor of Sociology
Crestview Hall 140
Phone: (812) 941-2931
Gregory T. Kordsmeier, PhD, is the Dean of the School of Social Sciences and an Associate Professor of Sociology at Indiana University Southeast (IUS), where he teaches the Sociology of Health and Medicine, Social Problems, Social Theory, and Social Research Methods. Dr. Kordsmeier is a two-time winner of the Trustees Teaching Award that recognizes excellence in teaching on the IUS campus. He also currently serves as the editor of TRAILS, the American Sociological Association’s Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. His research has 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. His new research explores interventions to better engage the cultural capital of first-generation college students and increase their success and retention.
- University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
- PhD in Sociology
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.
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.