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  • Ph.D. - Mississippi State University, 1969
  • M.A. - Mississippi State University, 1965
  • B.A. - Lincoln Memorial University, 1964


  • 2001 to present, Mississippi State University
  • 1991-1999, Nordic Sales Manager, Hitachi KIS
  • 1989-1991, Free-Lance Translator
  • 1985-1989, Senior Account Manager, Computer Dataco
  • 1979-1985, Mid-American Sales Manager
  • 1978-1979, West Alabama University
  • 1975-1978, President and CEO, U.S. Detroit Cars
  • 1971-1975, Bryant College
  • 1968-1971, Chicago State University
  • 1967-1968, Georgia Southwestern University
  • 1966, Mississippi State University

Honors and Awards:

  • 1969 - George P. Hammond Award (Phi Alpha Theta prize for best article)
  • 1976 - U.S. Information Agency Book Award
  • 1971 - Runner up, best manuscript in agricultural history, Agricultural History Society
  • 1977-1979 - Outstanding Faculty Member, West Alabama University

From Prairie Farmer to Entrepreneur: The Transformation of Midwestern Agriculture

Nordin, Dennis Sven
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253345715
Collaborators: Roy V. Scott

"This book tells the story of Midwestern agriculture during a period of epochal changes in farm technology, farm management, and farm life. The twentieth century began with a golden age for the family farm and concluded with the family farm all but replaced by agribusiness. Driven by war and economic downturns, technological advances, global demand, and increasing governmental involvement, agriculture in the Corn Belt underwent a sea change. The hard work, tight communities, and values built around self-sufficiency in good times and mutual support in bad - those things that characterized the family farm - would be replaced by the large corporate enterprise with its massive acreages, high-tech methods, and global outlooks. While many decry this change as loss, with the family farm becoming an icon for all that was good, earthbound, and natural in the American past, Nordin and Scott find a net gain. Their account will inform readers with a detailed account of one of the great transformations in American life."--BOOK JACKET. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.

A Swedish Dilemma: A Liberal European Nation's Struggle with Racism and Xenophobia, 1990-2000

Nordin, Dennis Sven
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761831517

Although Sweden has traditionally had a welcoming approach to refugees and other immigrants, non-ethnic Swedes have always faced barriers to full participation in economic and social life and recent years have witnessed a significant rise in political hostility and physical violence directed towards perceived outsiders. Nordin (Mississippi State U.) examines the growth of xenophobia in Sweden, explores what measures the government has taken to address the problem, and offers suggestions from the American experience for conceivably better alternatives. Annotation ?2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.