Sociology and criminal justice faculty

Scott A. Monsma, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology
Department Chair

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
M.A., University of Pittsburgh
B.A., Geneva College

712-707-7088
monsma@nwciowa.edu
VPH 311

Profile

A champion of social justice, Dr. Monsma is a frequent presenter at Association of Christians Teaching in Sociology conferences and has served as the organization’s president. He also has led students on study abroad trips to Taiwan and three times to the Sultanate of Oman. He was awarded Northwestern's Teaching Excellence Award in 2014.


Courses


    Publications and presentations

    • 2012: Bulletin Boards and Focused Reading Groups (a presentation on pedagogy) . Association of Christians Teaching Sociology, annual summer conference, Covenant College, Lookout Mountain GA, June 9, 2012.
    • 2011: (Re)reading the text: (Re)telling the fragmented story of Michal. Association of Christians Teaching Sociology, annual summer conference, St. Olaf College, June 11, 2011.
    • 2011: Dialog with people of other faiths, Moberg Conference on sociological perspectives on reconciliation: Experiential learning and strategic approaches to reconciliation, Bethel University, February 19, 2011
    • 2010: Interfaith dialogue: ideas drawn from experience, Association of Christians Teaching Sociology, Annual Summer Conference, Eastern University, June 4, 2010
    • 2009: Defining Marriage: Changes and Challenges. Association of Christians Teaching Sociology, Annual Summer Conference, Northwestern College. Teaching Sociology: Ideas & Resources. Panel Participant.
    • 2005: Critical Integration: Christianity and Sociology. Association of Christians Teaching Sociology, Annual Summer Conference, Wheaton College, Wheaton IL.
    • 2004: Fragmented Women, Destined for Equality. Fern Cliff Gathering, Geneva College (November 16), Guest lectures at Geneva College (November 16 & 17): Max Weber and Islam; Critical Integration: Faith and Sociology; Wealth and Poverty
    • 2003: Teaching with my mouth half shut. Association of Christians Teaching Sociology, Annual Summer Conference, Dallas, TX

    Memberships

    • American Sociological Association
    • Association of Christians Teaching Sociology
    • Society for the Study of Linguistic Subversion

    Honors

    • Teaching Excellence Award, Northwestern College, 2014
    • Finalist for Teaching Excellence Award, Northwestern College, 2004, 2008, 2009