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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
Nonprofit Internship

  • Chapter 6 Case Study: Gulf Coast Shelter, COVID 19 update 2021, Leadership Cases in Community Nonprofit Organizations, Third Edition, 2021
  • Leadership Cases in Community Nonprofit Organizations, 3rd Edition , 2021
  • Chapter8 Building Sustainability: The Trailblazer Foundation in Cambodia, Nongovernmental Organizations: Case Studies in Leadership from Around the World, 2nd edition. , 2018
  • Nongovernmental Organizations: Case Studies in Leadership from Around the World, 2nd Edition, 2018
  • Nonprofit Ideologies: Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Journal of Ideology, 2012
  • A three year study of the nonprofit sector’s response to the economic challenges in six cities across the nation, Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management. Baruch College. The City University of New York. The School for Public Management, 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
  • Research on Training Nonprofit University-Community Partnerships: Non-Profit Organizations and Academic Service Learning, The American Humanics Journal and Proceedings, 2005
  • Soliciting client questions in HIV prevention and test counseling, Research on Language and Social Interaction, 2002

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Areas of Expertise

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