Kenneth Nelson Eslinger, PhD

Title: Social Sciences Educator

Location: Mantua, Ohio, United States

Kenneth Eslinger, Social Sciences Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in history and sociology.

Dr. Eslinger became involved in his profession because he was interested in history, social change, and how societies are organized and how they change. He was also interested in how social institutions influence social behavior. He followed these interests in his academic pursuits, first earning a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana State University in 1963 before continuing at Ohio State University to receive a Master of Arts in 1968 and a PhD in 1971. In 1972, he accepted an assistant professor of sociology at his alma mater for a year. He continued his career at Cleveland State University, teaching as an assistant professor of sociology until 1980.

In 1980, Dr. Eslinger joined the faculty at John Carroll University. He has been with the university ever since, and since 1985 has taught as an associate professor of sociology. He served as the chair of the department of sociology at the institution from 1997 to 2005. In his career, Dr. Eslinger has contributed to numerous articles and professional journals. He has four publications in the International Encyclopedia in Social Sciences. These were included in the encyclopedia in 2008. On top of these publications, he considers one of his other highlights to be his election as Vice President of the North Central Sociological Association.

Speaking of professional organizations, Dr. Eslinger is a member of the American Sociological Association, the Society for the Study of Social Problems and the National Council of Family Relations. On a civic level, he provided his skills and expertise to the Democratic National Committee and has aided in gubernatorial campaigns and advisory committees. He has been featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who in the World. Looking toward the next chapter of his career, Dr. Eslinger intends to retire, work on various kinds of community services, further develop his hobbies in fishing and continue to study sociology.

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