The Center for Social and Cultural Research (CSCR) is affiliated with the Department of Sociology in collaboration with the Program in Public Sociology.  Learn about our faculty, advisory council, and community board.
To see an informational brochure about the CSCR, click here.

Faculty Associates

Dr. Carla Corroto
Family, gender, research on architecture and architects

Dr. Joanna Hunter
Identity, organizations, gender, qualitative methods

Dr. Mary B. LaLone
Cultural anthropology, applied research (participatory development/community-based planning), economy and environment, culture change, experiential education, Appalachian cultures

Dr. Elizabeth Lyman, Interim Director
Social inequality, sociology of education, organizational theory

Mr. Steve McGlamery
Race, historical sociology, sociology of religion, inequality, sociology of education

Dr. Jeanne Mekolichick
Social psychology, applied sociology, research methods, undergraduate education

Dr. Roby Page
Deviance, delinquency, social problems, visual sociology

Dr. Amy Sorensen

Dr. Melinda B. Wagner, Emeritus
Cultural anthropology, religion, ethnograhpic research methods, North American Indians, Appalachia

Dr. Allison Wisecup
Social psychology; self, role and society; gender, stratification, identity, interaction and emotions; health inequalities, sport and society, mental health

Advisory Council

Carla Corroto, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology

Beth Lyman, PhD
Chair, Department of Sociology

Melinda Wagner, PhD
Emeritus Professor of Anthropology and Appalachian Studies

Allison Wisecup, PhD
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Community Board

Ms. Pat Brown
Executive Director
The Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley

Mr. Eric Bucey
Executive Director
Beans and Rice, Inc.

Dr. Theresa Burriss
Radford University
Director/Chair, Appalachian Regional & Rural Studies Center

Ms. Teresa Dickens
Radford University
Assistant Director, Career Counseling

Dr. Erin Webster-Garrett
Radford University
Director, Scholar-Citizen Initiative