Summer Roberts, PhD


Summer Roberts, PhD

Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor, Sociology

Library Room 263
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909
Office: 843-208-8353
Summer Roberts, PhD

I am an Associate Professor and the Program Coordinator for Sociology in the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities. I also serve as the Gerontology Certificate Coordinator, direct USCB’s Quality Enhancement Program, Students Connected: Fieldwork for the Future, and oversee Graduation with Leadership Distinction in Community Engagement (GLDCE). I earned a B.S. in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology and both my M.S. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Florida State University. Many of the courses I teach includes an experiential component, as I love seeing students put what they are learning in the classroom to use for addressing community issues.

  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Research

PhD in Sociology. Florida State University 2013

MS in Sociology. Florida State University 2010

BS in Public Policy. Georgia Institute of Technology 2006

  • SOCY B101 - Introductory Sociology
  • SOCY B303 - Principles of Gerontology
  • SOCY B313 - Sociology of Aging
  • SOCY B314 - Applied Sociology
  • SOCY B320 - Individual and Society
  • SOCY B325 - Sociology of Childhood
  • SOCY B340 - Introduction to Social Problems 
  • SOCY B341 - Sociology of Death and Dying
  • SOCY B353 - Sociology of Crime
  • SOCY B360 - Sociology of Medicine and Health
  • SOCY B495 - Internship in Sociology
  • SOCY B497 - Sociological Research Methods
  • SOCY B498 - Research Seminar
  • UNIV B401 - Graduation with Leadership Distinction Capstone
  • Intersections of Aging and Gender from a Social Psychological Perspective
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Gerontology
  • Symbolic Interactionism
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning