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Nathan Rousseau
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Curriculum Vitae

Nathan Rousseau

Department of Sociology, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL  32211
(904) 256-7223  •  


  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Oregon, 1993, Dissertation: “Survey on Seekers: A Typology of Seekership.”
  • M.A., Research Methods/Psychology, San Francisco State University, 1985, Thesis: “Survey on Religious Beliefs.”
  • B.S., Psychology, Towson University, 1980


Employment History

  • 1999 –             Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL
  • 1997 – 1998    Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Hanover College, Hanover, IN
  • 1995 – 1997    Visiting Instructor, Department of Sociology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
  • 1993 – 1995    Visiting Assistant Professor, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA



  • Rousseau, N.  (forthcoming).  Invitation to Social Psychology: A Sociological Approach.  Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 
  • Rousseau, N. (in press).  “Secularization,” in Encyclopedia of Social Problems (Parrillo, ed.) Sage.
  • Rousseau, N. (2003).  Instructor’s Manual for Self, Symbols, and Society: Classic Readings in Social Psychology.  Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • Rousseau, N.  (2002).  Self, Symbols, and Society: Classic Readings in Social Psychology.   Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • Rousseau, N. and S. Rousseau.  (1999).  "Dr. King's giant triplets:  Racism, materialism, militarism," pp.17-33 in Peacebuilding for Adolescents (L. Forcey and I. Harris, eds.) P. Lang.
  • Rousseau, N. (ed.).  (1999).  Internationalizing Sociology in the Age of Globalization:  A Curriculum Guide.  ASA Teaching Resource Center.
  • Rousseau, N.  (1998).  "A typology of seekership."  Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 9:75-96.
  • Rousseau, N.  (1998).  "Social change:  Globalization's challenge to freedom," in The Sociology of Peace and War:  A Curriculum Guide (M. Ender, ed.)  ASA Teaching Resources Center.
  • Rousseau, N.  (1998).  "Book review of Millennium, Messiahs, and Mayhem:  Contemporary Apocalyptic Movements (T. Robbins and S. J. Palmer, eds.)."  Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion  37:548-550.
  • Rousseau, N.  (1998).  "Book review of T. L. Underwood's Primitivism, Radicalism, and the Lamb's War:  The Baptist-Quaker Conflict in 17th Century England."  Review of Religious Research  40:189 190.
  • Rousseau, N.  (1996).  "War and peace:  A personal approach."  PSA Newsletter 3 (2): 1+.  Also reprinted with permission in The Sociology of Peace and War:  A Curriculum Guide (M. Ender, ed.) ASA Teaching Resources Center.


Conference Presentations

  • 2007    “The impact of work on the symbolic interpretation of self and society.”  Paper presented at the Southwestern Social Science Association meeting in Alburquerque, NM. 
  • 1999    "Privatization, globalization, education and the rediscovery of Martin Luther King, Jr."  Paper presented at the Pacific Sociological Association meeting in Portland, OR.
  • 1998 "Globalization's impact on the American family."  Paper presented at the North Central Sociological Association meeting in Cleveland, OH.
  • 1995    Presider of ASA Roundtable Session on Religion and Culture, Washington, D.C.
  • 1995    "New age seekers and theories of secularization."  Paper presented at the ASA meeting in Washington,  D.C.
  • 1992    "Asian and American education and psychotherapy as social change agents."  Paper presented at the  Conference of the Association of Psychological and Educational Counselors of Asia, Salatiga, Indonesia.
  • 1991    "The failure of modernity to fulfill its promise of authenticity." Invited paper presented at a session on religion and authenticity at the Conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.
  • 1990    “Methodological issues on spiritual seekership research."  Paper presented at the Conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.



Jacksonville University:

  • Introduction to Sociology (in-class and online), Sociological Theory, Social Psychology (Honors), Self and Society, Sociology of Religion, Conflict and Nonviolence, Research Methods.

Hanover College:

  • Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, Social Change, Social Psychology.

University of Oregon:

  • American Society, Interaction and Social Order, Advanced Social Psychology

Washington State University-Vancouver:

  • Social Theory, Social Change, Values and Society, Environmental Sociology, Research Methods.


Jacksonville University:

  • Coordinator, Department of Sociology; Chair, Jacksonville University Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee; Martin Luther King, Jr. Center grant recipient; Carnegie Foundation grant recipient; Service Learning Advisory Committee; International Studies Advisory Committee; DuPont International grant recipient; supervise research assistants, independent study projects, internships; advise students in the major; write letters of recommendation.

Hanover College:

  • Co-initiated and promoted a service learning program on campus (funded by the Lilly Retention Project); organized a two-day Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration; organized a student group on leadership; wrote letters of recommendation; participated in the departmental evaluation of senior comprehensive exams.

University of Oregon:

  • Supervised independent study projects; wrote letters of recommendation.

Washington State University-Vancouver:

  • Curriculum development; organized sociology club; supervised research assistants and independent study projects; wrote letters of recommendation.


Academic Recognition

  • Nominated for the Teacher of the Year Award, Jacksonville University, 2000-2001
  • Nominated for the Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching, University of Oregon, 1996-97
  • Nominated for the Faculty of the Year Award, Washington State University-Vancouver, 1993-94


Professional Memberships

  • American Sociological Association
  • Southwestern Social Science Association
  • Southern Sociological Association
  • Pacific Sociological Association


  • Available upon request.

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