Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Ron McGivern

Ron McGivern

Ron McGivern

Name: Senior Lecturer Ron McGivern
Position: Department Chair
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:

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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 Research Professional (CMRP)

Courses Taught

Note: Most of my courses use open source materials available freely on the internet.
Introduction to Sociology (no textbooks); Deviance and Social Control (no textbooks); 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