College of Arts & Sciences Sociology

Jack Niemonen

Jack Niemonen
Professor
Sociology, College of Arts & Sciences
UE East Hall 312
Phone: 605-677-5591
Bio:
I joined the faculty at USD in 1989. Prior to August 1989, I taught sociology courses at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD; Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA; and Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. My professional memberships include the American Sociological Association (including section memberships on Teaching and Learning, and Racial and Ethnic Minorities), Society for the Study of Social Problems (including section memberships on Racial and Ethnic Minorities; Teaching Social Problems; and Poverty, Class, and Inequality), Midwest Sociological Society, Mid-South Sociological Association, Great Plains Sociological Association, American Academy of Political and Social Science, and Association for Humanist Sociology (1989 – 2010). Currently, I am serving as a section editor for the American Sociological Association's TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology.
Teaching Interests:
Routinely, I teach Social Problems, History of Sociology, and undergraduate and graduate sections of Race and Ethnic Minorities, Sociology of Work, Sociology of Family, and Social Stratification.
Research Interests:
Book in Progress: Where Do We Go From Here? Evangelical Christians and the Problem of Race in America Today Through a content analysis of the Evangelical Christian press, this work is examining how Evangelical Christians understand and address social problems in the United States today, especially race relations, poverty, and Hispanic immigration. It will explain why certain theological precepts both liberalize and constrain Evangelical Christian understandings of the social world. Chapters include 1) Evangelical Christian views on racial reconciliation efforts between whites and blacks in the post-Civil Rights era; 2) Evangelical Christian responses to the growing influence of Islam among the urban black poor; 3) the differences between Evangelical Christian and mainstream views on the causes and consequences of Hispanic immigration to the United States; 4) Evangelical Christian responses to contemporary African realities, including a) the devastation brought about by the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa, and b) the tensions that are arising as a process of “fusion” occurs between Evangelical Christian precepts and practices and traditional African religious precepts and practices; and 5) the growing anxiety among Evangelical Christians as they confront the challenges to the Evangelical Christian world view that were introduced in recent decades by the emergence of the postmodern movement and the increasingly pluralistic nature of American Society. Initial analyses and findings were presented as a paper-in-progress, “The Race Relations Problematic in Evangelical Christianity Today,” at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, April 2009. Updates of this research-in-progress were presented at the Joint Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society and the North Central Sociological Association, April 2010, and the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, March 2012.
Education:
  • Ph D, Sociology, Michigan State University, 1982
  • MA, Sociology, Michigan State University, 1977
  • BA, Sociology/Social Work/Psychology, Concordia College, 1974
Publications:
  • Niemonen, J., (2011), "Pedagogical Package for Teaching the Main Ideas of William Julius Wilson", American Sociological Association Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, p. 48 pages.
  • Niemonen, J., (2010), “Public Sociology or Partisan Sociology? The Curious Case of Whiteness Studies” , The American Sociologist , vol. 41, iss. 1, pp. 48-81.
  • Niemonen, J., (2010), “Race and Ethnic Minorities Syllabus: Sociology 450/550” , American Sociological Association Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology.
  • Niemonen, J., (2010), “Social Problems Syllabus: Sociology 150” , American Sociological Association Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology.
  • Niemonen, J., (2008), “Antiracist Education” , Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society, vol. 1, pp. 73-76.
  • Niemonen, J., (2008), “The Declining Significance of Race” , Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society, vol. 1, pp. 377-378.
  • Niemonen, J., (2008), "The Underclass", Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society, vol. 3, pp. 1344-1346 .
  • Niemonen, J., (2007), “Antiracist Education in Theory and Practice: A Critical Assessment” , The American Sociologist, vol. 38, iss. 2, pp. 159-177.
  • Niemonen, J., (2007), “Objectives, Content, and Format for Race and Ethnic Relations Courses (Revised and Updated)" , American Sociological Association, iss. 5th, pp. 100-135.
  • Niemonen, J., (2007), “Objectives, Content, and Format for Social Problems Courses (Substantially Revised and Updated)” , American Sociological Association, iss. 4th, pp. 44-54.
  • Niemonen, J., (2006), “Course Objectives, Content, and Format for Special Subject Fields: Readings in the Black Experience (Updated)” , American Sociological Association, iss. 4th, pp. 100-115.
  • Niemonen, J., (2006), “Reply to Dan Clawson” , Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews , vol. 35, iss. 5, p. 542.
  • Niemonen, J., (2006), “Review Essay: Race, Class, and the State in the Postindustrial Period: Race, Class, and the Postindustrial City: William Julius Wilson and the Promise of Sociology (State University of New York Press 2004) by Frank Harold Wilson, and Race and the Invisible Hand: How White Networks Exclude Black Men from Blue-Collar Jobs (University of California Press 2003) by Deirdre A. Royster” , Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews , vol. 35, iss. 1, pp. 1-4.
  • Niemonen, J., (2005), “Book Review: Immediacy: How Our World Confronts Us & How We Confront Our World (Revised Edition, Discern Books 2003) by Fred Emil Katz” , Sociological Spectrum , vol. 25, iss. 5, pp. 619-625.
  • Niemonen, J., (2005), “Book Review: NAFTA & Neocolonialism: Comparative Criminal, Human & Social Justice (University Press of America 2004) by Lawrence French and Magdaleno Manzanárez” , International Review of Modern Sociology , vol. 31, iss. 2, pp. 283-289.
  • Niemonen, J., (2004), “Objectives, Content, and Format for Social Stratification Courses” , American Sociological Association, iss. 5th, pp. 150-161.
  • Niemonen, J., (2003), “Book Review: Against Race: Imagining Political Culture Beyond the Color Line (Harvard University Press 2001) by Paul Gilroy” , The Great Plains Sociologist , vol. 15, iss. 1, p. Available Online Only.
  • Niemonen, J., (2002), Race, Class, and the State in Contemporary Sociology: The William Julius Wilson Debates, Lynne Rienner Publishers, pp. 309 pages (ISBN: 1-58826-010-0).
  • Niemonen, J., (2002), “Book Review: Tripping on the Color Line: Black-White Multiracial Families in a Racially Divided World (Rutgers University Press 2000) by Heather M. Dalmage" , The Great Plains Sociologist , vol. 14, iss. 1, pp. 76-81.
  • Niemonen, J., (2002), “Course Objectives, Content, and Format for Special Subject Fields: Readings in the Black Experience (Revised and Expanded)”, American Sociological Association, iss. 2nd, pp. 86-99.
  • Niemonen, J., (2002), “The Role of the IRB [Institutional Review Board]: A Reply to Ross et al., ‘The State of State Crime Research’" , Humanity & Society, vol. 24, iss. 2, pp. 204-209.
  • Niemonen, J., (2001), “Objectives, Content, and Format for Medical Sociology Courses (Revised and Updated)”, American Sociological Association, iss. 4th, pp. 51-60.
  • Niemonen, J., (2001), “Objectives, Content, and Format for Social Problems Courses (Revised and Updated)”, American Sociological Association, iss. 4th, pp. 238-272.
  • Niemonen, J., (2001), “Objectives, Content, and Format for Race and Ethnic Relations Courses (Revised and Updated).” , American Sociological Association, vol. 2001, iss. 4th Edition, pp. 238-272.
  • Niemonen, J., (2000), “Book Review: Mighty Like a River: The Black Church and Social Reform (Oxford University Press 1999) by Andrew Billingsley” , The Great Plains Sociologist , vol. 12, iss. 1, pp. 148-152.
  • Niemonen, J., (2000), “Book Review: New Tribalisms: The Resurgence of Race and Ethnicity (New York University Press 1998), edited by Michael W. Hughey” , The Great Plains Sociologist , vol. 12, iss. 1, pp. 110-115.
  • Niemonen, J., (2000), “Objectives, Content, and Format for Social Class and Inequality Courses” , American Sociological Association, iss. 4th, pp. 125-132.
  • Niemonen, J., (1999), “Book Review: Getting Beyond Race: The Changing American Culture (Westview Press 1998) by Richard J. Payne” , The Great Plains Sociologist , vol. 11, iss. 2, pp. 92-96.
  • Niemonen, J., (1999), “Deconstructing Cultural Pluralism” , Sociological Spectrum , vol. 19, iss. 4, pp. 401-419.
  • Niemonen, J., (1999), “Low Pay as Social Class Ressentiment” , The Great Plains Sociological Association Newsletter , vol. 13, iss. 2, pp. 5-6.
  • Niemonen, J., (1998), “Book Review: Culture of Intolerance: Chauvinism, Class, and Racism in the United States (Yale University Press 1998) by Mark Nathan Cohen” , The Great Plains Sociologist , vol. 11, iss. 1, pp. 86-91.
  • Niemonen, J., (1998), “Book Review: Habermas and the Unfinished Project of Modernity: Critical Essays on the Philosophical Discourse of Modernity (MIT Press 1997), edited by Maurizio Passerin d´Entrèves and Seyla Benhabib” , The Great Plains Sociologist , vol. 10, iss. 2, pp. 96-102.
  • Niemonen, J., (1998), “Course Objectives, Content, and Format for Special Subject Fields: Readings in the Black Experience” , American Sociological Association, iss. 1st, pp. 115-127.
  • Niemonen, J., (1997), “Book Review: Race, Ethnicity, and Multiculturalism: Policy and Practice (Garland Publishing 1997), edited by Peter M. Hall” , The Great Plains Sociologist , vol. 10, iss. 1, pp. 96-99.
  • Niemonen, J., (1997), “Objectives, Content, and Format for Medical Sociology Courses (Revised and Updated)” , American Sociological Association, iss. 3rd, pp. 148-163.
  • Niemonen, J., (1997), “Objectives, Content, and Format for Race and Ethnic Relations Courses (Substantially Revised and Updated)” , American Sociological Association, iss. 3rd, pp. 79-93, 93a-93p .
  • Niemonen, J., (1997), “Objectives, Content, and Format for Social Problems Courses (Revised and Updated)”, American Sociological Association, iss. 2nd, pp. 58-68.
  • Niemonen, J., (1997), “The Race Relations Problematic in American Sociology: A Case Study and Critique” , The American Sociologist, vol. 28, iss. 1, pp. 15-54.
  • Niemonen, J., (1996), “An Interview on Teaching Sociology, Conducted by Dean S. Dorn at the 1994 Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society in St. Louis, MO” , American Sociological Association, pp. 226-236.
  • Niemonen, J., (1996), “Book Review: The Bell Curve Wars: Race, Intelligence, and the Future of America (BasicBooks 1995), edited by Steven Fraser” , The Great Plains Sociologist , vol. 9, iss. 1, pp. 98-101.
  • Niemonen, J., (1995), “Book Review: The Sociology of Money: Economics, Reason and Contemporary Society (The Continuum Publishing Company 1994) by Nigel Dodd" , The Great Plains Sociologist , vol. 8, iss. 1, pp. 100-103.
  • Niemonen, J., (1995), “The Role of the State in the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations: Some Theoretical Considerations” , Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology , vol. 23, iss. 1, pp. 27-38.
  • Niemonen, J., (1994), A Bibliography Raisonne for Sociology Courses on the Mass Media, American Sociological Association, p. 99 pages.
  • Niemonen, J., (1994), “Book Review: American Skinheads: The Criminology and Control of Hate Crime (Praeger 1993) by Mark S. Hamm” , The Great Plains Sociologist , vol. 7, iss. 1, pp. 104-107.
  • Niemonen, J., (1993), “Book Review: Social Stratification and Socioeconomic Inequality, Volume 1: A Comparative Biosocial Perspective (Praeger 1993), edited by Lee Ellis” , The Great Plains Sociologist , vol. 6, iss. 1, pp. 110-113.
  • Niemonen, J., (1993), “Objectives, Content, and Format for Sociology of Work and Organizations Courses” , American Sociological Association, iss. 1st, pp. 62-76.
  • Niemonen, J., (1993), “Some Observations on the Problem of Paradigms in Recent Racial and Ethnic Relations Texts” , Teaching Sociology, vol. 21, iss. 3, pp. 271-286.
  • Niemonen, J., (1991), “Medical Sociology from a Historical Materialist Perspective: Course Objectives, Content, and Format” , American Sociological Association, iss. 1st, pp. 293-310.
  • Niemonen, J., (1991), “Objectives, Content, and Format for Deviant Behavior Courses”, American Sociological Association, iss. 2nd, pp. 58-68.
  • Niemonen, J., (1991), “Objectives, Content, and Format for Medical Sociology Courses” , American Sociological Association, iss. 1st, pp. 149-163.
  • Niemonen, J., (1990), “Objectives, Content, and Format for Race and Ethnic Relations Courses”, American Sociological Association, iss. 1st, pp. 84-95.
  • Niemonen, J., (1990), “Objectives, Content, and Format for Social Problems Courses” , American Sociological Association, iss. 1st, pp. 48-62.
  • Niemonen, J., (1988), “Research Note: An Assessment of Documentary and Bibliographic Resources Available for the Study of Corporate Control” , The Great Plains Sociologist , vol. 1, iss. 1, pp. 105-118.
  • Niemonen, J., (1984), “Response to Kerbo and Della Fave’s ‘Corporate Linkage and Control of the Corporate Economy: New Evidence and a Reinterpretation’” , The Sociological Quarterly , vol. 25, iss. 2, pp. 273-277.
  • Niemonen, J., (1980), “Book Review: Corporate Power and Urban Crisis in Detroit (Princeton University Press 1978) by Lynda Ann Ewen” , Summation, vol. 7, iss. 1, pp. 44-49.
  • Niemonen, J., (1974), “Parallels in Group Actions Described in the Frameworks of the Sociology of Knowledge and Symbolic Interaction: Are These Approaches Conceptually Distinct?” , Tri-College Anthropology-Sociology Convention, vol. III, pp. 187-197.
  • Niemonen, J., (1973), “To the Old Army” , College Poetry Review , iss. Spring, p. 100.
  • Niemonen, J., (1973), “To the Old Army” , National Poetry Press, p. 194.
Awards and Honors:
  • Professional biography included in the 68th Edition, Volume 2, of Marquis’ Who’s Who in America 2014, New Providence, NJ: Marquis Who’s Who, 2013
  • Professional biography included in the 30th Pearl Anniversary Edition of , Marquis' Who’s Who in the World , 2012
  • Professional biography included in the 67th Edition, Volume 2, of , Marquis' Who's Who in America, 2012
  • Professional biography included in the 66th Edition, Volume 2, of , Marquis’ Who’s Who in America , 2011
  • Nominee, USD's Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2010
  • Professional Biography included in the 65th Edition, Volume 2 of , Marquis' Who's Who in America, 2010
  • Special Acknowledgement In the Preface of Risk: The Crisis of Hope, Trust, and Caring by Robert Perrucci and Carolyn C. Perrucci, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2009 for a critical evaluation of the original manuscript., 2009
  • Fifteen Years of Service, Employee Recognition, University of South Dakota, 2005
  • Professional Biography included in Contemporary Authors Online, Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group Databases, 2004
  • Nominee, USD's Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2002
  • Professional Biography included in the Directory of American Scholars, Tenth Edition, Volume V: Psychology, Sociology, and Education, Farmington Hills, MI: The Gale Group, 2002
  • Nominee, USD's Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2001
  • Nominee, USD's Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2000
  • Ten Years of Service, University of South Dakota, Employee Recognition, 2000
  • University Research Council Grant , University of South Dakota, 1999
  • Recipient, Teaching Award of the Great Plains Sociological Association, Great Plains Sociological Association, 1999
  • One of six faculty at USD chosen to implement the First Year Seminar Series for Spring Term 1998, University of South Dakota, 1997
  • Sabbatical leave from USD , University of South Dakota, 1995
  • Acknowledged in the Preface to Paul Higgins’ Sociological Wonderment , Roxbury Publishing Company, 1994
  • Acknowledged in the Preface to the Eighth Edition of Kurt Finsterbusch and George McKenna’s Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Social Issues , Dushkin Publishing Group, 1994
  • Acknowledged in the Preface to the Second Edition of John W. Hereen and Mary Lee Mason’s Sociology: Windows on Society , Roxbury Publishing Company, 1992
  • Acknowledged in the Preface to the Seventh Edition of Kurt Finsterbusch and George McKenna’s Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Social Issues , Dushkin Publishing Group, 1992
  • Acknowledged in the Preface to the Third Edition of Reid Luhman’s The Sociological Outlook , Collegiate Press, 1992
  • Biographical citation included on page 306 in Who’s Who Among Young American Professionals, 1992-1993, Second Edition , Reed Reference Publishing, 1992
  • Acknowledged in the Preface to the Second Edition of H. Paul Chalfant and Emily E. Labeff’s Understanding People and Social Life , West Educational Publishing Company, 1991
  • Invited to join the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Michigan State University Chapter., Phi Kappa Phi, 1981
  • Helped develop and teach an undergraduate course on “World Conflict and Development” at Michigan State University, featuring former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young as Visiting Professor, Michigan State University, 1980
  • Nominated by the Department of Sociology for Michigan State University’s Excellence-In-Teaching Citation., Michigan State University, 1979
  • Received from the Department of Sociology at Michigan State University a letter of commendation for performance on Ph.D. comprehensive examinations, Michigan State University, 1979
  • Awarded Second Place, Howard Paul Becker Memorial Award Competition for Undergraduate Student Papers, Midwest Sociological Society, 1974
  • Awarded the Michigan State University Graduate Office Scholarship, Michigan State University, 1974
  • Awarded the Pi Gamma Mu Scholarship for Graduate Study in the Social Sciences, Pi Gamma Mu, 1974
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), Concordia College, 1974
  • Named to the Honorable Mention List, Danforth Foundation Fellowship Competition, Danforth Foundation, 1974
  • Awarded the Concordia College Upper-Class Honor Scholarship, Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), 1973
  • Awarded the Marie Moe Lillehaugen Memorial Scholarship, Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), 1973
  • Invited to join Pi Gamma Mu, the National Social Science Honor Society, Pi Gamma Mu, 1973
  • Awarded the Concordia College Upper-Class Honor Scholarship, Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), 1972
  • Invited to join Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, Psi Chi, 1972
  • Awarded the Concordia College Upper-Class Honor Scholarship, Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), 1971
  • Awarded the Concordia College Merit Scholarship, Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), 1970
  • Graduated Valedictorian, Northwood High School, Minong, WI., 1970
  • One of 25 freshmen who participated in The Principia Plan, Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), 1970
Presentations:
  • Niemonen, J. (2014, April). “Evangelical Christians and the Problem of Hispanic Immigration: How the Magazines Christianity Today, Sojourners, and World Define Obligations to, and Opportunities That Can Derive From, the Arrival of Hispanic Immigrants.” . Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Omaha, NE.
  • Niemonen, J. (2012). “Evangelical Christians and the Problem of Race: A Content Analysis of Christianity Today and Sojourners Magazine" . Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Niemonen, J. (2010). “The Race Relations Problematic in Evangelical Christianity Today: An Update on Research in Progress” . Presented at the Joint Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society and North Central Sociological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Niemonen, J. (2009). “The Race Relations Problematic in Evangelical Christianity Today” . Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Des Moines, IA.
  • Niemonen, J. (2008). “An Introduction to Whiteness Studies” . Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO.
  • Niemonen, J. (2008). “Deconstructing Whiteness Studies” . Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO.
  • Niemonen, J. (2007). “Antiracist Education in Theory and Practice: A Critical Assessment” . Presented at the Joint Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society and the North Central Sociological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Niemonen, J. (2006). “The Politics of Postmodern Pedagogy” . Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Omaha, NE.
  • Niemonen, J. (2006). “The Problematic Nature of Liberatory Sociology” . Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Omaha, NE.
  • Niemonen, J. (2001). “The Sociological Legacy of William Julius Wilson and the Thesis of the Declining Significance of Race” . Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO.
  • Niemonen, J. (2000). “Teaching the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations Course: A Theory-Oriented Approach” (Workshop Presentation). Presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  • Niemonen, J. (1999). “Factors Contributing to Low Faculty Salaries in South Dakota”. Presented at the Great Plains Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Spearfish, SD.
  • Niemonen, J. (1999). “Race and Life-Chances: An Overview” . Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Niemonen, J. (1997). “Is Cultural Pluralism a Scientific Concept?” . Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Des Moines, IA.
  • Niemonen, J. (1996). “Using the Sociology of Sociology to Teach the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations” . Presented at the Great Plains Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Bismarck, ND.
  • Niemonen, J. (1996). “The Race Relations Problematic in American Sociology: A Case Study and Critique” . Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Niemonen, J. (1996). “An Overview of the Role of USD’s Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects Research". Presented at the Presentation and Panel Discussion for University Honors 200: Issues in Contemporary Medicine, Vermillion, SD.
  • Niemonen, J. (1995). “The Paradigmatic Underpinnings of American Race Relations Research as Published in Major Sociology Journals, 1969-1993 (Part 3)” . Presented at the Association for Humanist Sociology Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH.
  • Niemonen, J. (1995). “The Paradigmatic Underpinnings of American Race Relations Research as Published in Major Sociology Journals, 1969-1993 (Part 2)” . Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Niemonen, J. (1994). “The Paradigmatic Underpinnings of American Race Relations Research as Published in Major Sociology Journals, 1969-1993 (Part 1)” . Presented at the Association for Humanist Sociology Annual Meeting, Raleigh, NC.
  • Niemonen, J. (1994). “The Role of the State in the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations: Some Theoretical Considerations” . Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO.
  • Niemonen, J. (1994). “‘Understanding Family Diversity Through Literature’: A Sociological Perspective” . Presented at the ” (Opening Lecture) at the SDHC Institute, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, Vermillion, SD.
  • Niemonen, J. (1993). “Problems and Prospects in the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations” (Revised) . Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Niemonen, J. (1992). “Problems and Prospects in the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations” . Presented at the Mid-South Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Chattanooga, TN.
  • Niemonen, J. (1992). “Milton Gordon Ghostbusters? A Comparative Analysis of Recent Racial and Ethnic Relations Texts as Paradigmatic Perspectives” . Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO.
  • Niemonen, J. (1991). “The Usefulness of Advertising for Teaching the Sociological Perspective”. Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Des Moines, IA.
  • Niemonen, J. (1990). “The Usefulness of Advertising for Teaching the Sociological Perspective” (Roundtable) . Presented at the Great Plains Sociological Association/Sociologists of Minnesota Meetings, Fargo, ND.
  • Niemonen, J. (1990). “Mass Media and the Problem of Social Stratification”. Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Niemonen, J. (1989). “Mass Media and the Problem of Social Stratification” (Didactic Seminar) . Presented at the Pacific Lutheran University Job Interview, Tacoma, WA.
  • Niemonen, J. (1986). “Sociology and Advertising as Alternative Ways of Seeing the World” . Presented at the University of Dubuque Job Interview, Dubuque, IA.
  • Niemonen, J. (1985). “The Use of Documentary and Bibliographic Research Methods in the Study of Corporate Control” . Presented at the Guilford College Job Interview, Greensboro, NC.
  • Niemonen, J. (1983). “The Effects of Corporate Control on Profit Rates and Dividend Payout Ratios: Misinterpretations and Their Consequences in the Theories of the Large Corporation in Advanced Capitalist Society” . Presented at the Augustana College Job Interview, Sioux Falls, SD.
  • Niemonen, J. (1974). “Parallels in Group Actions Described in the Frameworks of the Sociology of Knowledge and Symbolic Interaction: Are These Approaches Conceptually Distinct?” . Presented at the Tri-College Anthropology-Sociology Convention, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN.