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College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Faculty and Staff Profile

William Wentworth

Emeritus Faculty

Office: 130 Brackett

Phone: 656-3811


Educational Background

PhD Sociology
University of Virginia 1978

Masters Sociology
University of Maryland 1974

BS Psychology
Indiana University 1972

Courses Taught

In Order of Frequency:
Introductory Sociology
Sex Roles
Society and the Individual
Marriage and Intimacy
Biocultural Evolution (with D. Yardley)
Natural History (with D. Yardley)


Captain, USMC (1966-1970), Infantry Platoon Leader, CAG Company Commander (Vietnam Service, 18 months), Partially Disabled ~~~~~~ My medals include the Silver Star, The Bronze Star with Combat V, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm Leaf and the Purple Heart ~~~~~~ Married - Carlene McDearis, four sons(Michael, David, Adam, William), and one daughter (Grace) ~~~~~~ Clemson service: 1979-Present ~~~~~~ Phi Beta Kappa, Indiana University, 1972. Nominee and Runner-up for the Alumni Master Teacher Award, 1985 Delta Gamma Apples for Teachers Award for Excellent Teaching and Advising, 1999 Nominee for the Charles W. Dunn Academic Advising Award, 2001 Nominee for the CBPA Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award, 2001 Nominee for the Alumni Master Teacher Award, 2003 Delta Delta Delta Teacher of the Year, 2003 ~~~~~~ Selected as a \\\\\\\"Difference Maker\\\\\\\" by the division of Student Affairs Master Carpenter

Research Interests

Social origins of consciousness and the role of society in directing brain micro-architecture

Vaccine epidemiology in neural disruption and auto-immunity

Inequality (economic, gender, heritage, etc.) and health effects

Human emotions

Research Publications

Gender Now (the demographics and economics of gender change with a chapter each on intergender violence and sexual aggressiveness; contains original research analysis)

Through the Looking Glass (the utter disconnect between the practice of medicine and independent biomedical research, with a principal focus on vaccine caused damage; contains original research analysis)

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