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SAGE Publishing Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award

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Made possible by the generous contributions* of numerous influential SAGE authors and editors, the SAGE Publishing Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award helps a group of graduate students and pre-tenure faculty attend the annual American Sociological Association pre-conference workshop hosted by the Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology. 

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2019 Award Application Details

2019 Teaching Innovation Award Application


Awardees will receive up to $800 in travel funds to attend the ASA Section on Teaching & Learning’s pre-conference workshop held the day before the annual ASA meeting and enrollment in the Teaching & Learning section (assuming ASA membership). New sociology instructors, those who have taught courses at a community college, college, or university for four years or less, are welcome to apply. 

A key goal of this award, named in honor of the award’s co-founder and long-time organizer Keith Roberts, is to welcome new sociology instructors into the Teaching and Learning Community. Therefore, instructors from institutions that do not offer much training in teaching will have priority. The award committee will give an additional limited number of awards to new instructors who have already shown leadership in the Teaching and Learning community (e.g., leading teaching workshops, publishing in Teaching Sociology). Those awardees may be asked to help lead portions of the preconference.

The 2019 workshop, Inclusive Pedagogy for a More Just World, will take place on August 9, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in New York City, at the site of the ASA conference. 

2018 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2018 SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award Recipients!

Daniel Bartholomay - University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 

Alexandra Bush - University of North Texas

Emily K. Carian - Stanford University

Sevsem Cicek-Okay - University of Cincinnati

Robert Francis - Johns Hopkins University

Aaryn L. Green - University of Cincinnati

Lauren Griffin - Cornell University

Mabel Ho - University of British Columbia

Alfredo Huante - University of Southern California

Lily Ivanova - University of British Columbia

Hubert Izienicki - Purdue University Northwest

Hadi Khoshneviss - University of South Florida

Laura Krul - UNC Chapel Hill

Nicole Malette - University of British Columbia

Blake Martin - North Carolina State University

Matthew McLeskey - SUNY Buffalo

Amanda Mireles - Stanford University

Mari Kate Mycek - North Carolina State University

Nicole Oehmen - University of Iowa

Lauren Olsen - University of California, San Diego

Jamie Palmer - University of Georgia

Greg Prieto - University of San Diego

Stef M. Shuster - Appalachian State University

Chaniqua Simpson - North Carolina State University

Chris Vidmar - Georgia State University

Chandra Ward - University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Eric Wright - Indiana University, Bloomington

Amanda Wyant - North Carolina State University


The SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award is made possible by the generous contributions of the following SAGE authors.

Jeanne Ballantine, Keith Roberts, and Kathleen Korgen - Our Social World 7eOur Social World, Condensed 5e

Anna Leon-Guerrero - Social Problems 6e; Contemporary Readings in Social Problems

Russ Schutt - Investigating the Social World 9e; Understanding the Social World

Kathleen Odell Korgen and Maxine Atkinson - Sociology in Action

George Ritzer - The McDonaldization of Society 9e; Introduction to Sociology 4e; Essentials of Sociology 3e; Contemporary Sociological Theory 5e; Modern Sociological Theory 8e; Sociological Theory 10e; Classical Sociological Theory 7e

Stephen Sweet and Peter Meiksins - Changing Contours of Work 3e

Jodi O'Brien - The Production of Reality 6e; Gender, Sexuality, and Intimacy: A Contexts Reader

Susan Ferguson - Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Class, 3e; Mapping the Social Landscape 8e; Shifting the Center 5e

Joya Misra - Gendered Lives, Sexual Beings

Javier Trevino - Investigating Social Problems 2e; The Development of Sociological Theory

Joseph F. Healey - Diversity and Society 6e; Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class 8e

Jeanne Ballantine - Schools and Society 6e

Keith Roberts - Religion in Sociological Perspective 6e

Kathleen Odell Korgen - The Engaged Sociologist 5e

Earl Babbie - Adventures in Social Research 10e

Teresa Ciabattari - Sociology of Families

Alia Tyner - Writing for Emerging Sociologists

Scott Appelrouth - Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory 3e; Sociological Theory in the Contemporary Era 3e; Sociological Theory in the Classical Era 3e

Daina Eglitis - Discover Sociology 4e; Discover Sociology: Core Concepts

Note: The first-listed books/authors (in bold print) contributed at a level of at least $600—thereby sponsoring at least one full grant.

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