Dr. Marx has been at Winthrop for more than 25 years since
receiving his Ph.D. from Indiana University. He served as chair person for many
years. He has taught many different courses, including social statistics,
research methods, social theory, organizational theory, medical sociology,
sociology of education, and sociology of sport. In 2001, he received the Kinard
Award, Winthrop University’s highest teaching honor.
Marx has sustained an active research agenda that includes publications in
prestigious journals including: Sociology Education, The
Journal of Gerontology, Academy of Management Review, Teaching Sociology, Otolaryngology-Head
and Neck Surgery, and The American Sociologist.
He has written on a variety of topics from the consequences of moving on
children’s health/school performance to the problems that elderly confront in
He is married and has two adult sons. He also has two
"fur" children: an Italian Greyhound and a cat. His community
service efforts includes serving as a board member for Keystone
Substance Abuse Services and is founder of K9 forward, an voluntary
organization that walks dogs for seniors.