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Nov. 7, 2023

Greenidge elected to executive council of sociological association

By Georgia McGonigle, communication assistant

Dr. Giselle Greenidge

Dr. Giselle Greenidge

Dr. Giselle Greenidge, a Northwest Missouri State University assistant professor of sociology, was recently elected as an executive council member for the Southwestern Sociological Association (SSA).

The SSA is a disciplinary affiliate of the Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA) and promotes the advancement of sociological research, knowledge, teaching and professional service throughout the greater Southwest region and the United States.

Beginning in 2024, Greenidge will serve a two-year term as an executive council member.

Greenidge became involved with the SSSA while pursuing her doctoral degree in sociology at the University of North Texas. Her academic advisor and mentor introduced her to the organization, and she has been an active member since 2015.

“I felt honored that my peers voted for me and elected me to this prestigious position in the organization, and I hope that I can serve as a mentor just as (my previous mentors) did for me,” Greenidge said.

Greenidge joined the Northwest faculty in 2019 and teaches coursework in sociology, including general sociology, race and ethnic issues, social stratification, and research methods in social sciences. She has an associate degree in foreign languages from T.A. Marryshow Community College in Grenada, a bachelor’s degree in international languages and a master’s degree in behavioral sciences from Cameron University in Oklahoma, and a master’s degree in merchandising and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Texas.

The SSSA is an interdisciplinary organization that aims to promote knowledge and understanding of social science. The association comprises professional scholars, graduate students and undergraduate students, and features many academic fields, including economics, history, international studies, political science, social work, sociology, and women’s and gender studies.


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