Areas of Expertise (5)
Media and Society
Ethnic and Religious Politics
Meritorious Service Award, Georgia Sociological Association
Armstrong Atlantic State University Professor of the Year, Savannah State University-Armstrong Atlantic State University Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps
Selected for a University System of Georgia Faculty Development Seminar to Salta, Argentina
Most Outstanding Poster Presentation Award, Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Association
Dissertation Grant Award, Georgia State University
Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honorary, Georgia State University
Georgia State University: Ph.D., Sociology 2000
Mississippi State University: M.S., Social Psychology and Industrial/Organizational Psychology 1993
Florida State University: B.S., Sociology and Psychology 1991
Media Appearances (2)
SCCPSS school board candidate forum being held at Armstrong Center
"The questions won't be all sugar coated. We have 11 failing schools in this district. We have half a billion annual budget for the school district, so there's some big and important issues that need to be asked and dealt with, and this is a forum where those things will happen," said Ned Rinalducci, Associate Professor, GSU.
Experts: Youth violence not growing
Dr. Ned Rinalducci, sociology professor at Armstrong Atlantic State University, believes adolescent crimes are just overly publicized.
"Violent crime in adolescents is not increasing, it seems that way," Rinalducci said. "National data on juvenile crime has been slightly decreasing."
The Caribbean Island of Trinidad has a unique history and demographic makeup causing it to be especially relevant to sociological study. Roughly equal numbers of Trinidadians are of African descent and East Indian descent. I started taking students to the island in 2004 to study the politics of identity, race, ethnicity, religion, and the legacies of colonialism. This piece focuses on exposing undergraduate students to the various religious traditions of Trinidad including Hinduism, Islam, the Orisha faith, and Christianity. Immersion in the rich cultural and religious traditions of Trinidad creates and educational climate and opportunities for teaching and learning like few others places in the world.
The author discusses the concept of Public Sociology, how it compares to the approach of Professional Sociology, and how The Journal of Public and Professional Sociology can advance and serve the discipline.