Student, Activist, Technologist.
Kenneth Gourlay
Academics

Academics

Kenneth Gourlay is a student in Sociology at Wayne State University. His focus is on public discourse around sex, sexuality, and gender.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Wayne State University
Master of Arts, Sociology (expected 2022)
Detroit, Michigan
University of Michigan
Bachelor of Science, Education (2000)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Chelsea High School
Diploma (1996)
Chelsea, Michigan

Honors, Awards, and Certifications

Shirley Falconer Slayman Scholarship
Wayne State University
2020, 2021
Graduate Professional Scholarship
Wayne State University
2020, 2021, 2022
Women of Wayne Scholarship
Wayne State University
2020, 2021
Mediation Training Certification
Chance For Life Organization
2014
Leader and Facilitator Development Certification
Chance For Life Organization
2014
University Honors
University of Michigan
2000
National Merit Scholar
National Merit Scholarship Corporation
1996

Volunteer and Organizations

MindMeditate WSU
Vice President (2022)
Detroit, Michigan
Voting Access for All Coalition
Webmaster (May 2021–present)
Michigan
American Sociological Association
Student Member (2020–present)
Washington, D. C.
Friends of Restorative Justice
Member (March 2020–present)
Washtenaw County, Michigan
North Central Sociological Association
Student Member (February 2020–present)
Westerville, Ohio
Still Mountain Buddhist Meditation Center
Board Member (2020–present)
Member (2018–present)
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Teaching Experience

Curriculum Designer and Instructor
Trade Skill Math Course (2017–2018)
Jackson, Michigan
Facilitator
Secular Organization for Sobriety (2016–2018)
Jackson, Michigan
GED Program Tutor
Michigan Department of Corrections (2009–2018)
Jackson, Michigan
Student Teacher
Greenhills School (2000)
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Employment

Web Developer, Designer, and Consultant
Self Employed (2020–present)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Social Media Marketing Consultant
Art & Element (2018–present)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Assistant Manager
Zingerman’s Bakehouse (2018–2020)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Assistant Carpenter
Integral Works (2006–2007)
Detroit, Michigan
Project Manager
Chimes, Inc. (2005–2006)
Troy, Michigan
Software Development Lead
Chimes, Inc. (2003–2005)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Information Technology Consultant
Saline Area Schools (2000–2002)
Saline, Michigan
Productions Coordinator
Access Productions, Inc. (1998–2001)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Owner and Chief Technology Officer
Chain Communications, Inc. (1997–2003)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Programmer
The Millennium Project, University of Michigan (1997–1998)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Macintosh and Web User Services
Computer Aided Engineering Network, University of Michigan (1996–1999)
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Academic Publications

Brewster, Zachary, & Gourlay, Kenneth. 2021. “The ‘Mask Effect’ on the Tips that Customers Leave Restaurant Servers.” International Journal of Hospitality Management.

Brewster, Zachary; Gourlay, Kenneth; & Nowak III, Gerald. 2021. “Are Black Restaurant Servers Tipped Less Than White Servers? Three Experimental Tests of Server Race Effects on Customers’ Tipping Behaviors.” Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.

Presentations

Gourlay, Kenneth. 2022. “Talking With Friends About Sex: Barriers to Sexual Communication Among Peers.” Presented at North Central Sociological Association Annual Meeting, April 2, 2022, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Gourlay, Kenneth. 2022. “Seeing Red During COVID-19: Lipstick and Mask Color Effects on Tipping.” Presented at Wayne State University Graduate Research Symposium, March 8, 2022, Detroit, Michigan.

Brewster, Zachary, & Gourlay, Kenneth. 2021. “Face Masks and the Color Red: Restaurant Tipping Behaviors During the Pandemic.” Presented at Wayne State University Humanities Center Brown Bag Colloquium Series, October 13, 2021, Detroit, Michigan.

Gourlay, Kenneth. 2021. “Queerness and Mental Health.” Presented at NCSA Annual Meeting, April 10, 2021, online.

Gourlay, Kenneth, & Sammons, Kyle. 2020. “Tweeting About Sex: A Content Analysis of Sex-Related Communication on Twitter.” Accepted for presentation at NCSA Annual Meeting (canceled due to COVID-19). 

Other Publications

Gourlay, Kenneth. 2020. Lessons Learned: Life-Altering Experiences of Incarceration. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Author.

Gourlay, Kenneth, ed. 2018. Save Our Selves Participant Handbook. Jackson, Michigan: Save Our Selves.