Department of Sociology

Kathleen Odell Korgen



Office: Raubinger 453
Phone: (973)720-3563
Email: korgenk@wpunj.edu
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays 8:45-9:30, and by appointment

Department: Sociology
Position: Professor

Kathleen Odell Korgen received her Ph.D. from Boston College and her B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross. A public sociologist, her primary areas of specialization are in the areas of teaching sociology, racial identity, and social inequality. Professor Korgen conducts evaluations of non-profit organizations with Korgen Associates and sociology program reviews as a member of the American Sociological Association’s Department Resource Group. She has received William Paterson University’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship/Creative Expression and the university’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Professor Korgen serves on the editorial boards of Teaching Sociology (as of January 2019) and Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies. She chairs the selection committee for the SAGE Publications Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award.

Professor Korgen's most recent books:

 Trautner, M.N., Korgen, K. and Atkinson, M. (Forthcoming). Eds. Social Problems in Action. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

 Korgen, K. and Atkinson, M. (2019). Eds. Sociology in Action. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

 Ballantine, J. Roberts, K. and Korgen, K. (2015, 2019) Our Social World. 4th,5th, 6th, and 7th editions. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

 Korgen, K. (2017). Ed. The Cambridge Handbook of Sociology. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press

 Ballantine, J. Roberts, K. and Korgen, K. (2016, 2018) Our Social World, Condensed. 4th and 5th editions. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

 Korgen, K. (2016) Ed. Race Policy and Multiracial Americans. Bristol, UK: Policy Press