Bill Grigsby

Associate Professor of Sociology
Department of Anthropology and Sociology
office: 204B Ackerman; office hrs (S’15): Tu 8:30-10:00; Th 9:00-10:30, or by appt.
email:bgrigsby@eou.edu

I teach courses in sociology, social welfare, international development, environment, technology, media and politics. Co-founded (along with Dr. Linda Reed-Jerofke) Haven from Hunger, a community development and service learning project.

Graduate education

  • M.S. in Forest Resources, University of Idaho, 1990
  • PhD in Sociology, Washington State University, 1995

Research interests

  • Society and environment–natural resource issues, property rights, social and environmental change, both internationally and domestically;
  • Society and technology–use of computer and information technology to expand access to health care in rural areas;
  • International development–property rights, gender and social change in rural Africa
  • Politics and media–news media, propaganda, power, politics
  • Social welfare–of particular interest are issues related to local hunger and relief efforts