Our mission is to put social science research to work serving the common good by providing support for faculty, community, and student research in the social sciences, including social behavior, politics and public policy, immigration and community dynamics, and other institutional and social systems.

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Dr. Dustin Avent-Holt

  • Director, Center for Social Science Research
  • Associate Professor, Sociology


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Renee Harris Quarles

  • Administrative Assistant

Contact Us

Center for Social Science Research

Summerville Campus

Allgood Hall

Office N217

Dr. Dustin Avent-Holt, Director



Advisory Board

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Elizabeth Culatta, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Sociology
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Candace Griffith, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
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William Hatcher, PhD

  • Chair, Department of Social Sciences
  • Professor, Political Science
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Pamela Hayward, PhD

  • Professor, Communication
  • Director, Integrated Studies
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Mary-Kate Lizotte, PhD

  • Associate Professor, Political Science
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Wendy Turner, PhD

  • Professor, History
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Rhucha Samudra, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Public Administration