Instructor of Sociology
Instructor Walsh's research interests are broad ranging from political economy, social psychology, military sociology and comparative cultural studies. He is currently a doctoral student at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, with a tentatve research project "Cost Analysis of Homeownership versus Renting". Instructor Walsh's research probes specific aspects of a culture such as marriage, housing tenure, and income distribution. He has investigated marriage rates amoung the nations of the world, with a particular focus on the level of satisfaction reported among the married population. He also pursues a keen interest in the homeownership rates among the nations of the world, exploring how acquisition of a home builds wealth and how this form of tenure relates to self-efficacy.
With over 20 years of service to the University, Instructor Walsh has simultaneously served in the United States Army Reserve as a Finance and Civil Affairs Officer. LTC Walsh is currently on his third deployment in Afghanistan focusing on Stability Orperations specifically in the areas of governance and rule of law. With respect to military sociology, LTC Walsh is interested in civilian military relations, the institutional and organizational structure of the military, and dominant assumptions held by those in the military.
To date, his international travels to over 22 countries provide a wide range of experiences helping to shape a unique comparative cultural perspective.
Introductory to Sociology SOC 1510
Sociology of the Family SOC 2150
Minorities in American Life SOC 3050