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Professor of Sociology
Charles Powers focuses his scholarship on sociological theory as it applies to organizational and societal change. His work has strengthen interconnections among sociology's divergent theoretical perspectives, and makes cross-disciplinary connections with economics and administrative science. His books include Emergence of Sociological Theory (with Jonathan Turner and Leonard Beeghley); Making Sense of Social Theory; Post-Industrial Lives (with Jerald Hage); and Vilfredo Pareto.
Dr. Powers teaches Principles of Sociology; Ideas in a Changing World; Analytical and Conceptual Frameworks; Social Theory; Globalization and Inequality; Diversity Issues in Contemporary American Organizations; Business, Technology, and Society; Applied Sociology; and Internship.