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Lawrence Nichols, Ph.D.

Professor - Sociology


Dr. Nichols serves as editor of The American Sociologist, a peer-reviewed journal that examines the history, current status, and future prospects of sociology as a profession and discipline.

He received a master’s in sociology from St. Louis University and a Ph.D. in sociology from Boston College. His research and publications have focused on symbolic interactionist theory, history of sociology, and corporate values and white collar crime. He has extensive teaching experience, including courses on constructing social problems, terrorism, sociology of business, white-collar crime, organized crime, and juvenile delinquency.

Selected Publications 

“Modern Roots of the Sociology of Love: Tolstoy, Addams, Gandhi and Sorokin.” Pp. 149-175 in The Palgrave Handbook of Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity, edited by Vincent Jeffries (New York: Palgrave Macmillan).

“Sorokin as Lifelong Russian Intellectual: The Enactment of an Historically Rooted Sensibility,” The American Sociologist 43, 4 (December 2012).

“Renewing Sociology: Integral Science, Solidarity and Loving Kindness,” Sociological Focus (November 2012).

Courses Taught