Professor of Anthropology-Sociology
BA, University of Virginia; MS, Florida State University; PhD, University of Virginia
Office: Memorial Hall 102
Phone: (603) 535-2507
Fall Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday 7:45am – 8:45am
Tuesday 10:30am – 11:30am & 12:45pm – 1:45pm
or by appointment
About Robert Heiner
Since Bob Heiner was a kid he was interested in crime and this interest eventuated in a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Virginia, where he studied under the renowned criminologist Gresham Sykes. After receiving his doctorate, he taught for three years for the University of Maryland on U.S. military bases overseas in South Korea, Japan and Germany. Today, his academic interests are not so much in crime, per se, but in how societies react to crime and deviance. He is also interested in issues dealing with inequality and in corporate influence in governmental affairs. Both his teaching and research bear a strong cross-cultural emphasis. Included in my teaching philosophy is the hope that our students here at Plymouth State (and everywhere) will learn about the plight of those less fortunate than themselves and will want to make the world a better place. Most people don’t realize how much social change has been brought about in the world over the last half a century by college students.
Published works include
- Social Problems: An Introduction to Critical Constructionism, 4th edition, Oxford University Press, 2012.
- “Cross-cultural and historical method,” The Routledge Handbook of Deviant Behavior, Clifton Bryant, ed., Routledge, 2011.
- Conflicting Interests: Readings in Social Problems and Inequality, Oxford University Press, 2010.
- Deviance Across Cultures (an anthology), Oxford University Press, 2007 (2nd edition forthcoming 2013).
CJ 3090 Criminology
SO 3090 Criminology
SO 2220 Foundations of Sociology
SO 2380 Social problems
SO 3180 Sociology of Deviance
SO 3380 Drugs and Society
SO 3500 Illness, Wellness and Healing