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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Sociology Faculty - James Grimm

Dr. James Grimm

Dr. James Grimm

Professor Emeriti

Office:  Grise Hall 107
Phone:  (270) 745-2066


Occupations/Professions, Health and Health Care, Economy and Society.


I am currently teaching part-time in the Sociology Department.  I continue to use custom-published texts that I have written for my classes.  My primary research interests continue to involve employment and healthcare resources issues.  With colleagues in sociology and public health at WKU, I am developing a research project that will study variance in mortality among vulnerable elders in the counties that make up the I-65 corridor, between Louisville, Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee.  My most recent publications have appeared in The International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Research in the Sociology of Health Care.


PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana - 1970.

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