Adjunct Faculty

Wilhelms, Jeffrey

Part-Time Lecturer

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Office: Davison Hall, 112

M.A., College of William and Mary (1977), major area was epistemology.

Retired after 36 years in the publishing industry and began teaching at Rutgers in January, 2008. I have a particular interest in race relations, and have also taught the sociology of education, social problems, deviant behavior, social inequality, political sociology, and an occasional introductory sociology.

Vice President of the Toms River N.A.A.C.P. and coordinator of educational programming for the branch. Received the N.A.A.C.P. award for community service in 2017.

Founder and Chief Diversity Officer for Diversity Training Associates, which conducts diversity training sessions for police departments throughout New Jersey.

Hosted a series of public discussions of immigration issues at public libraries in 2017 and early 2018. The series continues in the fall of 2018 with a forum on economic inequality and poverty.

Coordinated service trips and an internship program for Rutgers students (about 150 students from 2011-2016) working in a medical/dental clinic in Guatemala. The clinic serves more than 11,000 indigenous people each year.

Created the English as a Second Language program at the First Methodist Church in Toms River and also taught beginning, intermediate and advanced students in the program for over 10 years.

I am a retired mountain climber and age-group runner, and am now happily occupied with hiking, ballroom dancing, travel and cycling. My wife and I celebrated our 50th anniversary on August 24, 2018.