Associate Professor, Sociology
- 2015, Most Outstanding Recent Contribution in Social Psychology Award from the American Sociological Association.
- Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- B.A., Bates College
In his current research, Ken Kolb is studying what it is like to live in a "food desert." He has conducted 100 in-depth interviews in the nearby neighborhoods of Southernside and West Greenville to understand how residents manage the lack of healthy food options in the area.
For a preview of his findings, see his article in the Spring 2016 edition of the Furman Magazine.SomeEarthlyIdea.pdf.
His last project culminated in the book, Moral Wages: The Emotional Dilemmas of Victim Advocacy and Counseling, an ethnographic study of what it is like to work inside an agency that assists victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
- Kolb, Kenneth H. 2014. Moral Wages: The Emotional Dilemmas of Victim Advocacy and Counseling. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press
- Kolb, Kenneth H., Kyle C. Longest, Alexa J. Singer. 2015. “Choosing Not to Cheat: A Framework to Assess Students’ Rationales for Abiding by Academic Integrity Policies.” International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 9(1): Article 9. http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/ij-sotl/vol9/iss1/9
- Kolb, Kenneth H. 2014 “Emotional Subcultures.” Sociology Compass, 8(11): 1229-1441.
- Kolb, Kenneth H., Kyle C. Longest, and Jenna C. Barnett. 2014. “Intellectual Curiosity in Action: A Framework to Assess First-Year Seminars in Liberal Arts Settings.” The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 25(2): 131-156.
- Kolb, Kenneth H., Kyle C. Longest; Mollie Jensen. 2013. “Assessing the Writing Process: Do Writing-Intensive First-Year Seminars Change How Students Write?” Teaching Sociology, 41(1):20-31
- Kolb, Kenneth H. “Victim-advocates’ Perceptions of Legal-work.” 2011. Violence Against Women, 17(12):1559-1575.
- Kleinman, Sherryl; and Kenneth H. Kolb. “Traps on the Path of Analysis.” 2011. Symbolic Interaction, 34(4):425-446
- Kolb, Kenneth H. 2011. “Claiming Competence: Biographical Work among Victim-Advocates and Counselors.” Symbolic Interaction, 34(1):86-107
- Kolb, Kenneth H. 2011. “Sympathy Work: Identity and Emotion Management among Victim-advocates and Counselors.” Qualitative Sociology, 34(1):101-119
- Kolb, Kenneth H. 2007. “Supporting our Black men”: Reproducing Male Privilege in a Black Student Political Organization.” Sociological Spectrum, 27(3):257-274