Supporting the teaching activities of Gettysburg College faculty

Craig Dennis Lair

Chairperson/Associate Professor




Campus Box 0412


Glatfelter Hall
Room 110 A
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

Professor Lair is a graduate of the University of Maryland (Ph.D. and M.A.) and Arizona State University (B.A.). He teaches a variety of courses, including Introduction to Sociology; Wealth, Power, and Prestige, Introduction to Sociological Theory; and Theories of Capitalism.  His research focuses on the sociology of outsourcing, work, and the economy. Over the past few years, he has focused on two projects: the sociological exploration of advertisements for nannies on Craigslist, and the trend of individuals and businesses hiring companies to write greeting cards on their behalf.

Academic Focus

Economic Sociology, Sociological Theory, The Sociology of Work