About

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.

Faculty Associates

Dr. Aysha Bodenhamer
abodenham3@radford.edu
Environmental sociology, sociology of health and illness, rural sociology, Appalachian Studies, Applied Sociology

Dr. Stephanie Bradley
sbradley20@radford.edu
Fiscal Sociology, politics, economic sociology, social movements, inequalities

Dr. Joanna Hunter
jhunter35@radford.edu
Identity, organizations, gender, qualitative methods

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

Dr. Elizabeth Lyman, Interim Director
elyman@radford.edu
Social inequality, sociology of education, organizational theory

Mr. Steve McGlamery
smcglamery@radford.edu
Race, historical sociology, sociology of religion, inequality, sociology of education

Dr. Jeanne Mekolichick
jmekolic@radford.edu
Social psychology, applied sociology, research methods, undergraduate education

Dr. Roby Page
erpage@radford.edu
Deviance, delinquency, social problems, visual sociology

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

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

Advisory Council

Mary LaLone, PhD
Professor of Sociology and Anthropology

Elizabeth Lyman, PhD
Chair, Department of Sociology

Melinda Wagner, PhD
Emeritus Professor of Anthropology and Appalachian Studies

Alison Wisecup, PhD
Associate 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