Teaching and Curriculum


The Teaching and Curriculum RIG aims to improve undergraduate and graduate instruction in rural sociology by:

  • Examining and sharing teaching best practices
  • Discussing rural sociology curricula and the curricular roles of related courses, both within and outside formal rural sociology programs
  • Fostering and recognizing professional development in teaching, emphasizing but not limited to teaching assistants and early career faculty
  • Enhance the value attached to instruction within the discipline



Susan Farner
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
University of Illinois
2007 Huff Hall, MC 588
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone 217-333-6876
Email   sfarner@illniois.edu


Jennifer Steele
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Sociology and Anthropology
West Virginia University
307 Knapp Hall
Morgantown, WV 26506-6326
Phone 304/293-8800
Email: JKSteele@mail.wvu.edu