William P. Anderson

Professor of Sociology
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Contact Information
Phone: 724-458-3388
Email: wpanderson@gcc.edu

William P. Anderson

What is your educational background?

  • Ph.D. in Sociology; University of Connecticut
  • M.A. in Sociology; University of Connecticut
  • B.A. in Sociology; Lambuth College

What are the main focuses of your research?

  • Cities
  • Urban life
  • Sociology of organizations and work
  • Sociological theory and research methodologies
  • Sociology of education


What specific courses or specialties do you teach, and/or what has drawn you to those specialties?

  • City and Urban Life
  • Sociological Theory
  • Research Methods
  • Foundations of Sociology (i.e. introductory sociology)

Please list a selection of your publications

  • “Justice, Religion and the ‘Sociological Alternative’ in the Critical Theory of Oliver C. Cox." Paper presented at the 66th Annual Pennsylvania Sociological Society Conference, Bloomsburg University (2016)
  • “How to Keep a Christian College Christian,” in Faith, Freedom, and Higher Education: Historical Analysis and Contemporary Reflections edited by P.C. Kemeny (2014)
  • “Mises versus Weber on Bureaucracy and Sociological Method,” The Journal of Libertarian Studies (2004)
  • “Manuel Castells and the Decline of Twentieth Century Sociology,” The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics (2000)
  • “Past, Present, and Future: Using Biographical Narratives in Affirming Prospective Teachers’ Identities,” Vitae Scholasticae (1997)
  • “More Our Contemporary than Our Ancestor: Jonathan Edwards on Bilingual Education,” A Meere Scholar: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Our Educational Heritage, Lucy F. Townsend (ed) (1996)
  • Book Review Editor (1992-1998) The Christian Sociologist (The Christian Sociological Society).

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