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St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Michael G. Flaherty

Professor and Chair of Sociology

Michael FlahertyBehavioral Sciences Collegium
PhD., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Phone: 727-864-8455
Email: flahermg@eckerd.edu
Office: Sheen Chemistry Building
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Michael G. Flaherty, Professor and Chair of Sociology, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His teaching and research interests include self and society, deviance, qualitative methods, time and temporal experience, social interaction, and the social construction of reality.

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Why Sociology?

Sociology may be the most inclusive of the social sciences. Indeed, it would be fair to say that there is no form of human behavior or experience which is outside the interests of sociologists. Some sociologists study systems of inequality based on class, race, and gender. Other sociologists examine social institutions, such as work and occupations, the family, politics and government, education, health, and religion. Still other sociologists investigate the dynamics of social organizations, small groups, and face-to-face interaction.