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Faculty Profile

 Marx, Jonathan   Name:  Jonathan Marx 
Title:  Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology; Professor of Sociology 
Ph.D., Sociology, Indiana University
M.A., Sociology, Emory University
B.A., Sociology Emory University
Office:  334 Kinard Hall  
Phone:  803/323-4657 
Organizational Theory, Gerontology, Sociology of Education and Medical Sociology

Dr. Marx, now chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, has been at Winthrop for more than 20 years since receiving his Ph.D. from Indiana University. 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 “downsizing”.

He is married and has two sons. He has four "fur" children: a boxer, two Italian Greyhounds, and a cat. His community service efforts includes serving as a board member for Keystone Substance Abuse Services and as a vigil for Hospice and Community Care in Rock Hill.