The CSSR has Faculty Affiliates from across Augusta University with numerous substantive and methodological specializations. Please reach out to faculty individually or through the CSSR ( for research opportunities and collaborations.

Dr. Wendy Turner

Professor of History - Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy

Substantive Specialties: History of Law, History of Medicine, Pre-Modern Disabilities, Applied Medicine, Forensics, History of Science

Wendy Turner

Dr. Will Hatcher

Professor of Public Administration, Department of Social Sciences

Substantive Specialties: Public Administration, Public Policy, Health Policy, Public Health, Community Development, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning         

Methodological Specialties: Survey Research, Online Surveys, Factor Analysis, Qualitative Content Analysis

William Hatcher

Dr. Elizabeth Culatta

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Social Sciences

Substantive Specialties: Medical Sociology, Identity, the Life Course, Sexual Victimization, Justice Processes

Methodological Specialties: Survey Research, Experiments

Elizabeth Culatta

Dr. Candace Griffith

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Social Sciences

Substantive Specialties: Campus Crime, Right-Wing Extremism, Immigration, Cybercrime/Threats

Methodological Specialties: In-depth Interviews, Qualitative Methods, Survey Research

Biplab Dutta

Dr. Gregg Murray

Professor of Political Science, Department of Social Sciences

Substantive Specialties: Political Behavior, Public Policy, Research Methods

Methodological Specialties: Quantitative Methods, Experiments, Event History Analysis, Interrupted Time Series, Computational Text Analysis, Machine Learning

Gregg Murray

Dr. Melanie Wilcox

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychological Sciences

Substantive Specialties: Psychotherapy, Antiracist Psychology, Race and Racism, Higher Education, Social Justice, Socioeconomic Status

Methodological Specialties: Structural Equation Modeling, Scaling, Thematic Analysis

Melanie Wilcox