Winthrop University: CAS Faculty Profile - Marx, Jonathan

Name:  Jonathan Marx
Title:  Professor of Sociology; Director of the Gerontology Program
Education:  Ph.D., Sociology, Indiana University
M.A., Sociology, Emory University
B.A., Sociology Emory University
Office:  334 Kinard Hall   
Phone:  803/323-4657
Area(s):  Organizational Theory, Gerontology, Sociology of Education and Medical Sociology


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Dr. Marx has been at Winthrop for more than 30 years since receiving his Ph.D. from Indiana University. He served as chairperson for many years. He is presently the Director of the Gerontology Minor.  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 adult sons. He also has two "fur" children: and Italian Greyhound and a cat.

Last updated by rayj 08/01/2019

Last Updated: 8/20/20