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Aug 1989Aug 1995


Washington State University


  Undergraduate Courses   Intro to Sociology         Social Inequality            Technology & Society Film and Society          Social Problems            Poverty Sociological Theory    Self and Society             Popular Culture Social Deviance          Power and Society         Qualitative Methods Political Sociology       Urban Sociology            Sport Sociology Virtual Violence            Research Methods       Science and the Future Global Security            Global Culture                Global Issues Crime in Film   Graduate Courses   Social Policy              eMedia and Society       Contemporary Theory    
Selected Publications   Books  Evolution at the Speed of Thought (2013) God's Loaded Dice (2013) Where Nobody Has Gone Before (2012) Dilemmas in Truth and Science (2011) Good Science (2011) Rough Seas (2011) Adieu Dubya (2009) Email from the Edge (2008) Utopia on Wheels (1999)   Tim's next book is tentatively titled Star Warriors and it will examine controversies in the field of scientific cosmology.   Tim's primary research interests are in the areas of science, technology, society (STS) and the future, and Tim blogs about those topics at the following sites:   The Socjournal, OpEdNews, Socera, Social Science Space,



Areas of Specialization

Science, Technology and Society (STS)Globalization Sociology of Science

Information TechnologyPolitical Sociology

Social StratificationElectronic Publishing

Deviance Popular Culture

TheoryPedagogical Innovation



Timothy McGettigan is a Professor of Sociology at Colorado State University – Pueblo. In addition to composing books and articles (see CV), Dr. McGettigan is involved extensively in Internet-based electronic scholarship (see Dr. McGettigan’s blog: In addition, to serving as a professor at CSU-Pueblo, Dr. McGettigan has also taught at a number of other institutions including:

  • 2013-2018,Added to the Roster of Fulbright Specialists in the area of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) studies by the the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB).
  • In 2008, Dr. McGettigan taught for a semester at sea on The Scholar Ship
  • In 2006-2007, Dr. McGettigan served as the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California
  • In 2002-2003, Dr. McGettigan received a Fulbright Scholarship to teach at the Centre for Social Studies in Warsaw, Poland. 

Dr. McGettigan’s most recent books include Dilemmas in Truth and Science: Inquiries in the Midst of the Science Wars (2011) and Good Science: The Pursuit of Truth and the Evolution of Reality. Dr. McGettigan’s next book is tentatively titled Star Warriors:The Scientific Appropriation of Cosmology and it will examine developments and controversies in the field of scientific cosmology.