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Ann Marie Kinnell

Dr. Ann Marie Kinnell

Associate Professor


Dr. Ann Marie Kinnell, associate professor of Sociology, is the Director of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Development-HBG (2018-) and the director of the Nonprofit Studies program (2007-). She has a Ph.D. in Sociology from Indiana University-Bloomington (1997) with concentrations in conversation analysis, semiotics, and linguistics. Her dissertation focused on counseling practices at a non-profit HIV testing organization. Her current research focuses on the impact of service learning and other civic engagement programs on students and communities, and competition between nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Dr. Kinnell is the past chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology (2014-2018) and the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies (2017-2018).

  • Sociology (PHD) - Indiana University-Bloomington (1997)
  • Sociology (MS) - University of Wisconsin-Madison (1992)
  • Sociology (BA) - Indiana University-Bloomington (1989)

Understanding Society (Introduction to Sociology)
The Family
Practicum in Sociology Careers
Nonprofits and Social Change
Special Topics: Sociolinguistics
Special Topics: The Sociology of Community Service
Special Topics: Women, Girls, HIV, and AIDS
Social Psychology
Methods of Social Research

  • Nongovernmental Organizations: Case Studies in Leadership from Around the World, 2nd Edition, 2018
  • Chapter 7 Building Sustainability: The Trailblazer Foundation in Cambodia, Nongovernmental Organizations: Case Studies in Leadership from Around the World, 2nd edition. , 2018
  • Leadership Cases in Community Nonprofit Organizations, 2nd Edition, 2015
  • Case Study: Gulf Coast Shelter (+3 years), Leadership Cases in Community Nonprofit Organizations, 2nd Edition, 2015
  • The Great Recession and The Nonprofit Sector , International Leisure Review, 2014
  • Nonprofit Ideologies: Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Journal of Ideology, 2012
  • Relational dimensions of service-learning: Common ground for faculty, students, and community partners, Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, 2010
  • Challenges of collecting survey data on the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina: an in-depth interview study of survey team members, Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences, 2007
  • Soliciting client questions in HIV prevention and test counseling, Research on Language and Social Interaction, 2002
  • ‘So why are you here?’ Assessing risk in HIV prevention and test decision counselling, Sociology of Health & Illness, 2001, 10.1111/1467-9566.00260
  • Effective College Instruction
  • ACUE Microcredential: Designing Learner-Centered and Inclusive Courses (course 3 of 3)
  • ACUE Microcredential: Fostering Lifelong Learning (course 2 of 3)
  • Clery Act
  • Preventing Discrimination & Harassment: Employees V2.3
  • ACUE Microcredential: Promoting Engaged and Active Learning (course 1 of 3)
  • Southern Miss Cybersecurity Awareness 101 Course
  • FERPA Training
  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff – “Responsible Employee” Edition
  • Quality Matters: Independent Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)
  • CITI Training - Human Subjects Research
  • CITI Training - Common Course for USM Faculty

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Areas of Expertise

Nonprofit Organizations, Volunteerism and Civic Engagement, Service Learning, Social Psychology