Dr. John Lamberton
Clinical Sociologist

Putting Sociology to Work
in the private sector and academe

Like generations of my family before me, I have approached a lifetime of experience from the mindset of an entrepreneur who recognizes opportunities to convert innovative ideas into action.  Entrepreneurship includes flexibility, autonomy, creativity,  risk-taking, and the Morgan and John Lambertonability to develop objectives, track projects, and achieve positive outcomes.  Personal attributes include honesty, transparency, passion, determination, and confidence.  Being entrepreneurial means understanding the social dynamics of client-bases in order to affect the status quo of existing organizations and institutions.  It means sharing ideas freely and celebrating so-called failures as learning and growing experiences.  After honing my entrepreneurial perspective in a cutting-edge graduate degree program discovering how to "put sociology to work," I bifurcated my expertise into concurrent careers as a clinical sociologist in the private sector and as a contingent professor in academe.  

 

I practice Sociology in the private sector for diverse organizations in manufacturing, business, industry: and government.   These companies and agencies are continually reacting to changes in the marketplace as cultural change presses on the fabric of the economy.  I have facilitated the development of outcomes for over 100 diverse client-organizations whose interests include the environment, sustainability, energy, agriculture, public policy, land planning, site selection, recreation, education, logistics/transportation, international sports, and mental health.  My practice was featured in a 1984 Tulsa World newspaper article entitled Prof Puts Sociology to Work. My professional core competencies include generating value, creating opportunities, solving problems, designing solutions, and providing services for diverse clients.  

I have taught Sociology in higher education on campus, off-campus, and online.  I now teach Sociology as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Central Oklahoma for the 2021-2022 academic year.  My ardor for instruction began as a graduate student intern teaching Principles of Sociology.  I discovered that the most effective way to interest students in sociological subject matter was to construct applied learning pedagogies that operationalize traditionally-accepted course content.  Dr. Lamberton in class teaching sociologyAs a result of innovations in teaching, research, publishing, and professional activities, I was selected Outstanding Graduate Assistant Teacher of Oklahoma State University.  I have taught Sociology courses for a diverse student population which includes graduate/undergraduate college students and dual credit/concurrent high school students.   I have "put sociology to work" teaching college courses for diverse colleges and universities regionally.   I aspire to "put sociology to work" in colleges and universities world-wide.

 
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