Paul S. Dean

Assistant Professor of Sociology-Anthropology


A.A.S., Jamestown Community College
B.A., Binghamton University
M.A., University of Maryland
Ph.D., University of Maryland



Paul Dean joined Ohio Wesleyan in the Fall of 2012. Paul completed his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Maryland, where he was awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award and a Graduate Teaching Fellowship. His research areas include social inequality, economic sociology, social movements, race/ethnicity, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Dean’s dissertation, entitled “Constructing Private Social Responsibility Standards: A Social Movement’s Struggle to Regulate Global Capitalism,” focused on movements promoting social and environmental responsibility (or, sustainability) within business practices. He has published on corporate social responsibility, stratification across race and class, civic engagement, and even Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. Dean is also co-creator and co-editor of The Sociological Cinema, an award-winning website for using video and popular culture to teach and learn sociology.


Contact Info


Elliott Hall #211
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015

P 740-368-3838