Dr. Eric M. Carter

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Dr. Eric M. Carter joined the faculty of Georgetown College in Fall 2006 as an Assistant Professor of Sociology.  Dr. Carter received his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Carson Newman College. He went on to receive his master’s degree in sociology from Marshall University, and his PhD in sociology from Kansas State University, where his work focused on the sociology of work and labor markets, social change, social stratification, and the sociology of sports and culture. Dr. Carter’s dissertation, titled, “Failing at Success,” centered on anomie and deviance in the National Football League. He is currently the chair of the department. Dr. Carter is the author of the book, Boys Gone Wild: Fame, Fortune, and Deviance Among Professional Football Players. He is also involved in research in the areas of sports, stratification, and education. You can reach Dr. Carter at 502-863-7968, via email at eric_carter@georgetowncollege.edu, or by stopping by his office in the Sociology House.

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Social Movements/Change, Research Methods, Sociology of Education, Social Inequalities/Stratification, Community and Sustainability, Sociology of Appalachia, Sociology of Culture and Sport

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