Susan Ferguson of Grinnell College Honored by the American Sociological Association

Susan Ferguson, professor of sociology at Grinnell College in Iowa, has been awarded the Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award from the American Sociological Association. This is the highest award offered in sociology for teaching and is given to honor outstanding contributions to the undergraduate and/or graduate teaching and learning of sociology that improve the quality of teaching. The award recognizes contributions that have made a significant impact on the way sociology is taught at a regional, state, national, or international level.

“I am thrilled and honored to be recognized nationally by my colleagues for the work I have done on the sociology curriculum, authoring sociology textbooks, and in offering teaching workshops at national and regional meetings,” Professor Ferguson said.

Dr. Ferguson is the editor of the widely used textbook Mapping the Social Landscape: Readings in Sociology (Sage Publishing Company, 2020, ninth edition). She has been on the faculty at Grinnell College for a quarter century.

Professor Ferguson is a graduate of Colorado State University, where she majored in Spanish and political science. She holds a master’s degree in sociology from Colorado State and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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