Dr. Michael L Dougherty
Michael L. Dougherty is Professor of Sociology at Illinois State University, USA. His work focuses on the industrial and political ecologies of global mining industries and environmental conflicts. He is the editor of two books and the author of over twenty articles and chapters. Dougherty is a former non profit manager and returned Peace Corps volunteer.
106.002Introduction To Sociology
300.001Senior Experience In Sociology
300.002Senior Experience In Sociology
300.004Senior Experience In Sociology
499.001Independent Research For The Master's Thesis
241.001People In Places:Understanding & Developing Community
461.002Readings In Sociology
Teaching Interests & Areas
My courses draw from the subfields of community, rural, environmental and development sociologies. I regularly teach Sociology 240, People in Places, a survey of community sociology and Sociology 330, Society and Environment, an advanced undergraduate course in environmental sociology. I also regularly teach Sociology 206, Sociological Inquiry and Sociology 200, advanced introductory courses for majors which focus on the sociological "toolbox:" critical thinking, clear and coherent writing, research design, and core disciplinary concepts.