Dr. Glenn A. Goodwin, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Pitzer College, completed a B.A. in Sociology from S.U.N.Y., Buffalo and received his Ph.D. from Tulane University. After taking early retirement from the Claremont Colleges, Dr. Goodwin was invited to Ohio University and, when he returned to Claremont, joined the University of La Verne faculty. Dr. Goodwin has taught on both a graduate and undergraduate level at a number of Universities in the U.S., as well as in England and the American University in Cairo, Egypt. His major areas of specialization are the history and development of sociological theory, humanistic sociology, sociology through literature, and the sociology of civil liberties.
Dr. Goodwin has been the recipient of a number of excellence in teaching awards, including at ULV, and, in addition to his academic credentials, has remained very active in community and civic affairs, particularly in the area of monitoring civil liberties violations. Since joining the ULV faculty in 2000, Dr. Goodwin has remained especially interested in the intersections between civic society and academia, focusing on how the “academy” can be of service to the “community”.
Dr. Goodwin has published his research in a number of professional journals, as well as presenting his research findings to numerous professional associations and public forums. In 2006, he co-authored his third book, an evaluative and humanistic assessment of classical social science theory, entitled Classical Sociological Theory: Rediscovering the Promise of Sociology.