By Adam Ehrenberg
Photo by Charlotte Cudd
Dr. Max Wilson, the department chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences and a popular sociology professor, will be leaving at the end of this semester after 9 years at Flagler — four of those as department chair.
Because his new position, which will be in Health Care Administration at another location in northeast Florida, will begin during Flagler’s summer session, Wilson will be unable to teach two of the classes he has become known for, Research Methods for the Social Sciences and Prejudice and Discrimination.
Wilson was responsible for developing and instituting both classes at Flagler, both of which have become very popular.
Among the numerous other classes he has taught are Criminology, which he was also responsible for starting, and Environmental Sociology.
In 1998, after teaching part-time for one year at Flagler, Wilson became Flagler’s first and only full-time, exclusive sociology professor, and was heavily instrumental in establishing sociology as a major at Flagler in 2002.
“I’ve had a wonderful experience at Flagler,” Wilson said. “I’ve loved being a professor, but my main interest and the emphasis of my education has always been in human services, which is a big part of what’s pushing me to move on. Everyone at Flagler has been very supportive about my decision, which was very nice.”