Sociology & Anthropology

RJHW.suitRobert Hironimus-Wendt

Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 1997
Professor of Sociology


  • Soc 100 Introduction to Sociology
  • Soc 300 Minority Peoples
  • Soc 333 Classical Social Theory
  • Soc 415 Social Stratification
  • Soc 612 Seminar in the Instruction of Undergraduate Sociology

Areas of Specialization

  • Teaching and Learning, Social Inequality, Labor Relations

Selected Publications

  • Hironimus-Wendt, Robert J. and Doreen A. Dedjoe. 2015. “Glass Ceilings and Gated Communities in Higher Education.” Chapter 1 in Kristine De Welde and Andi Stepnick, Disrupting the Culture of Silence: Confronting Gender Inequality and Making Change in Higher Education. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

  • Hironimus-Wendt, Robert J. 2012. “Buyer Beware: Publishing in an Era of Predatory Publishers.” ASA Footnotes: A Publication of the American Sociological Association.

  • Hironimus-Wendt, Robert J., and Lora Ebert Wallace. 2009. “The Sociological Imagination and Social Responsibility.” Teaching Sociology.

  • Hironimus-Wendt, Robert J. 2008. “The Human Costs of Worker Displacement.” Humanity and Society.

  • Hironimus-Wendt, Robert J. 2008. “Advice from Displaced Workers on Negotiating Unemployment.” Social Policy.

  • Hironimus-Wendt, Robert J., and Fred Spannaus. 2007. “The Social Costs of Worker Displacement.” Social Policy.

  • Hironimus-Wendt, Robert J. 2005. “Introduction: What is Service Learning?” In JoAnn DeFiore, Morten G. Ender and Brenda Marsteller Kowalewski (editors), Service-Learning and Undergraduate Sociology: Research, Syllabi, and Instructional Materials (3rd edition). Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

  • Hironimus-Wendt, Robert J. 2001. “Cui Bono?: The Calculus of School Vouchers.” Humanity and Society.

  • Hironimus-Wendt, Robert J., and Larry Lovell-Troy. 1999. "Grounding Service-Learning in Social Theory." Teaching Sociology.

Selected Presentations

  • Hironimus-Wendt, Robert J. 2017.  "The Duality of Affirmative Action." Paper presentation, Pacific Sociological Association meetings, Portland, OR.
  • Hironimus-Wendt, Robert J. 2015. "Wage Premiums in Higher Education and the Gender Wage Gap." Paper presention, Association for Humanist Sociology meetings, Portland, OR.

  • Hironimus-Wendt, Robert J. and Kenneth S. Hawkinson. 2014. “Predatory Journals: Contractual Considerations.” Presentation, Academy for Academic Personnel Administration National Conference. Clearwater Beach, FL.

  • Allred, Mollie, Adam J. Busard, Judith M. Dallinger, and Robert J. Hironimus-Wendt. 2010. “Creating Ownership: Increasing Communication with Faculty and Peer Mentors through Multi-Media.” Panel presentation 29th Annual FYE Conference, Denver, CO.

  • Hironimus-Wendt, Robert J. 2009. “On Teaching Social Responsibility.” Paper presentation, Midwest Sociological Society, Des Moines, IA, April 2009.

  • Hironimus-Wendt, Robert J. 2008. “On Surviving Job Loss.” Paper presentation, Midwest Sociological Society, St. Louis, MO, Mar. 2008.

  • Hironimus-Wendt, Robert J. 2006. “Teaching Sociology for Humanist Outcomes: Assessing the Impact of Service Learning.” Paper presentation, Association for Humanist Sociology, St. Louis, MO.

  • Moely, Barbara E., and Robert J. Hironimus-Wendt. 2005. “Writing and Research for Publication.” Presentation made at the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation (UNCFSP) meeting. New Orleans, LA.

 Selected Interviews

Organizational Affiliations

  • NAACP, Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Marquis’ Who’s Who in America.

Dr. Hironimus-Wendt joined the Department in 2005.