Couch-Stone Symposium 2019 - Des Moines (16-18 May, 2019

Teaching & Symbolic Interactionism


Couch-Stone Symposium


May 16-18, 2019


Des Moines, Iowa


Hilton Des Moines Downtown


Keynote Speakers


Maxine Atkinson, North Carolina State University

Nancy Berns, Drake University

Kerry Ferris, Northern Illinois University


            How should Symbolic Interactionism be taught in the undergraduate classroom? How can the Symbolic Interactionist perspective improve any college course? How should we be passing along Symbolic Interactionism to the next generation of scholars? How can Symbolic Interactionist research on teaching and learning inform our practice? We hope to address all these issues in the upcoming Couch-Stone Symposium on “Teaching and Symbolic Interactionism.”


We are seeking:


Papers on all aspects of the scholarship of teaching and learning

Proposals to organize panels related to the conference theme

Papers for open paper sessions

Proposals to organize sessions


Please email submissions to by March 30, 2019.


Registration is free and most meals are included!



Co-Organizers:           Laurie Linhart, Des Moines Area Community College

                                    David Schweingruber, Iowa State University


Student Directors:     Steve Beeman, Iowa State University

                                    David W. Wahl, Iowa State University