Ron McGivern

Ron McGivern

Ron McGivern

Name: Senior Lecturer Ron McGivern
Affiliation: Sociology & Anthropology
Phone: 250-377-6020


Policy analysis (medical and environmental); Applied Sociology; Survey Methods; Sociology of adult and higher education; Deviance and Social Control.

FREE! Introduction to Sociology Textbook:


Did I mention the textbook is free?

Research Interests

Blended learning; hybrid delivery technologies in higher education.


B.A. Simon Fraser University, Sociology and the Humanities.
M.A. Simon Fraser University, Sociology.
Certified Marketing & Intelligence Research Professional (CMRP)

Employment History

(current) Tenured Senior Lecturer, Thompson Rivers University.
(current) Board Director, 'The Reach', TRU Community Trust.
(current) Board Director, Oncore Seniors Housing Society, Kamloops & Prince George.
(current) President, Kamloops and District 4H Senior Council.
(previous) Chairperson, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Thompson Rivers University.
(previous) Associate Dean of Arts, Thompson Rivers University.
(previous) Academic Director, Faculty of Arts, Thompson Rivers University.

Courses Taught

Note: Most of my courses use open source materials available freely on the internet.
All of my courses have the following evaluation requirements:
Quizzes (4X20%)
Written Assignment (1X20%)
Introduction to Sociology (no textbooks); Deviance and Social Control; Crime and Society; Sociology of Popular Culture (no textbooks); Environmental Sociology; Sociology of Natural Resources; Survey Design and Analysis (no textbooks)

Professional Affiliations

Marketing Research and Intelligence Association of Canada:

Canadian Sociological Association: