Dr Maxine P Atkinson

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Teaching and Research Interests

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Sociology of the Family and Gender (especially the economic relationship between spouses)
  • Aging (focusing on the relationship between aged persons and their adult children)


  • 2009 Kristine Macomber, Sarah Rusche, and Maxine P. Atkinson.
    "Introduction: From the Outside Looking In: The Sociology of the College
    Classroom." Teaching Sociology 27: 228-232.
  • 2009 Maxine P. Atkinson, Alison R. Buck, and Andrea N. Hunt. "Sociology of the College Classroom: Applying Sociological Theory at the Classroom Level." Teaching Sociology 27: 233-244.
  • 2008 Maxine P. Atkinson, Jeremiah B. Wills, and Amy I. McClure. "The Evidence Matrix: A Simple Heuristic for Analyzing and Integrating Evidence." Teaching Sociology 35:262-271.
  • 2008 Amy I. McClure, Maxine P. Atkinson, and Jeremiah B. Wills. "Transferring Teaching Skills: Faculty Development Effects from a First Year Inquiry Program." Journal of the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition 20: 31-52.
  • 2008 Maxine P. Atkinson and Andrea N. Hunt. "Inquiry Guided Learning."
    Teaching Sociology 36: 1-7.
  • 2005 Atkinson, Maxine P., Theodore N. Greenstein and Molly Monahan Lang.  "For women, breadwinning can be dangerous: Gendered resource theory and wife abuse."  Journal of Marriage and Family 67:1137-1148.


  • Postdoctoral Fellow in The Center for the Study of Aging from Duke University
  • Ph.D. in Sociology from Washington State University
  • M.A. in Sociology from Georgia State University
  • B.S. in Ed. from University of Georgia