Nicholas Rowland is an associate professor of sociology at the Pennsylvania State University. I have been a visiting scholar at Roskilde University (Denmark), 
Technische Universität Berlin (Germany), and Princeton University (New Jersey). I got my Ph.D. from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, Department of Sociology in the Sociology of Technology with a minor study in Cultural Studies. Above all, I see myself as a “teacher-scholar” and share the view that teaching, research, and service, when carefully coupled, are synergistic endeavors.

For the most recent work, please see me here at my page.

Click here to read and hear about my commitment to mentoring on my National Public Radio's "This I Believe."

At Penn State, my teaching responsibilities include: Introductory Sociology, Social Problems, Social Theory, Social Change, and Contemporary Topics in Science, Technology, and Society.

Each spring I also team teach a core course in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research Methods, and have recently contributed to an innovative new course on preparing interns for internships (INTSP 370). In addition, I routinely offer independent study credit (SOC 294 & 296 or SOC 494 & 496) to students serving as research or teaching assistants or those interested in conducting their own research projects as part of the Social Science Research Lab.

I am now one of the main contributors to the blog "Installing (Social) Order" along with a number of European scholars, mainly Germans and among them is Jan-Hendrik Passoth who I've been collaborating with since 2005.

I was a guest blogger for over the 2010 summer months.