Department of Psychology and Sociology

Staff and Faculty

Bennie Green

Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Union Institute & University, 1975

Before TAMUK:

  • Armed Forces (United States Air Force); Elder, Bishop
  • Education Director of Church and Religion.
  • Full-time instructor at Southwestern Christian College
  • Doctoral Teaching Fellow at University of North Texas


  • Published and coauthored: VDM Publishing House. Germany
  • Journal of Emotional and Behavioral
  • Disorders (article)
  • Social Science Quarterly (Book Review)
  • written a doctoral dissertation and two master’s thesis.

Research Interests:

  • Social groups and systems
  • race and ethnicity
  • diversity
  • community
  • family
  • demography
  • globalism
  • folk medicine and remedies
  • student awareness
  • socio-economics
  • criminal justice system
  • education and leadership
  • liberation theology
  • African and African American studies
  • aging

Courses taught:

  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Southwest Borderland Studies
  • enumerable lower and upper level undergraduate sociology courses in these areas
  • many graduate level courses across the sociology spectrum supplemented with off campus courses throughout the region for Distance Learning and Continuing Education.

Research directed:

  • student research projects, theses and worked on doctoral dissertations (consortium).
  • Presentations, Speeches and lectures at Professional and Community Associations and Forums/Gatherings
  • Performed at scholarly, peer and other conferences, conventions, associations and assemblies such as Mid-South Sociological Association, Popular Cultural association, Community forum, Social Security Agency, Douglas Community Centers, Naval Air Station, African American  theological and cultural societies, Texas Academy of Sciences, Justice Department forums, Big Sisters/ Big Brothers Conventions, Church convention/ Theological Conference, Texas Association of Black Personal In Higher Education , Society of Black Scholars, Kingsville Cultural and Historical Society

Recognition and Awards:

Recipient of numerous academic and community awards, e.g., Arts & Science teacher of the year, media’s Person of the Week, Museum exhibit, etc.

Professional and Community Memberships:

  • Mid- South Sociological Association (MSSA)
  • International Sociological Honor Society (AKD)
  • Texas Faculty Association (TFA)
  • National Education Association (NEA)
  • Union Institute & University Annual Fund & Alumni
  • Missouri State University Foundation & Alumni
  • Southwestern Science Association (SSSA)
  • Texas Association of Black Personnel In Higher Education (TABPHE)
  • African American Historical and Cultural Committee

Family Information:  

Five children, one son and four daughters, three grandsons, and two great-grandchildren Hobby: antiques, old things, estate and house sales.

Contact Information

Department of Psychology & Sociology
Manning 151
MSC 177 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361-593-2706

Bennie Green