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About Linda A. Treiber

Linda A. Treiber, PhD, MSN is a Professor of Sociology at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Treiber studies the unintended consequences of rational action and the social sources of premature death and illness including medical error, occupational injury, and the mass marketing of fast foods, prescription drugs, tobacco and alcohol. Ongoing projects include qualitative studies of patients' perceptions of healthcare and meanings associated with having early stage cancer. Dr. Treiber also studies the relationship between technology, pace of work, and medication administration errors among Registered Nurses.


Present Professor of Sociology, Kennesaw State University

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Honors and Awards

  • KSU Foundation Prize for Scholarship 2013 with Dr. J. Jones
  • Distinguished Professor Award AKD Mu of Georgia 2012
  • Wings Award (co-recipient), 2012 Kennesaw State University
  • Nominee, Inspire Integrity Awards, 2008.
  • Wings Award (co-recipient), 2006, Kennesaw State University.
  • Research Ethics Fellow, 1999-2000. National Science Foundation, North Carolina State University.
  • Alpha Kappa Delta, International Sociology Honor Society, Beta Chapter, North Carolina State University.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Community Health Nursing, 1997, Ohio State University.
  • Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing, Epsilon Chapter, Ohio State University.


  • SOCI 4443 Medical Sociology
  • SOCI 3380 Society, Community and Health
  • SOCI 3344 Biotechnology and Social Change
  • SOCI 3324 Sociology of Gender
  • SOCI 3314 Race and Ethnicity
  • SOCI 3304 Social Organization
  • SOCI 2251 Social Problems
  • SOCI 2201 Principles of Sociology
  • SOCI 2000 Introduction to Gender Studies
  • GWST 3000 Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies


2005 PhD, North Carolina State University at Raleigh
1997 MS, The Ohio State University
1989 BSN, Ashland University
1979 BA, Miami University - Oxford

Contact Information

Office: Social Sciences (SO 22), Room 4070
Phone: 470-578-2279
Fax: 470-578-9148


Articles (19)

Books (2)

Contributions to Books (2)

Other Works (11)