Timothy McGettigan, Professor of Sociology, arrived at CSU-P in 2000 having previously taught at both the University of Washington and Wake Forest University. He received his BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his MA and Ph.D. from Washington State University. His scholarly interests include power/knowledge, science, technology, and globalization. He regularly teaches SOC 201 Social Problems, SOC 308 Popular Culture, SOC 310 Social and Cultural Theory, SOC 358 Film & Society, SOC 404 Poverty, SOC 408 Science, Technology, & the Future.
Dr. McGettigan published a major monograph in 1999 – Utopia on Wheels: Blundering Down the Road to Reality (University Press of America). His research on education, power politics, theoretical sociology, qualitative methodologies, postmodernism and truth, and globalization has been published in a selection of scholarly journals including Sociological Research Online, the Atlantic Journal of World Affairs, Humanity and Society, Globalization, Theory and Science, Radical Pedagogy, Electronic Journal of Sociology, and Qualitative Inquiry, as well as in a number of edited books.
Dr. McGettigan was designated Outstanding Faculty Member for 2006-2007 and received the university’s Award of Distinction in 2003. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in support of a year of scholarly work in Budapest, Hungary during 2002-2003. He has also served at CSU-P as president of the Faculty Senate. More recently, Dr. McGettigan was recruited for a one year position at the University of the Pacific to assist with that institution’s faculty development efforts. In 2008, he was invited to serve as an instructor on the Scholar Ship, a sort of floating university that circumnavigates the globe while delivering courses to eager students from a wide range of schools from around the United States and beyond.
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