Dr. S. Lynne Rich

Associate Professor of Sociology and Undergraduate Coordinator


Irby Hall 306G

(501) 450-5582

Educational Background

Ph.D. Mississippi State University

M.S. Mississippi State University

B.A. Sociology – Millsaps College

B.A. Anthropology – Millsaps College

Specialty Fields

Cross-Cultural Comparative Sociology

Social Stratification



Research Interests

Division of Domestic Labor under State Socialism

The One-Child Policy and Educational Opportunities for Girls in Urban China

Determinants of Family Life Satisfaction in Reforming Urban China

U.S. Public Opinion Regarding Iraq and Adherence to Current Administrative Views

Current Focus

Comparative Analysis of the Determinants of Marital Instability: East Asian Societies

Influence of Family and Partner on Unprotected Sex among Female Adolescents

Dr. Rich is an assistant professor at the University of Central Arkansas in the Department of Sociology.  She received her Ph. D. from Mississippi State University where she was also a research associate for the Social Science Research Center and was assistant director of the Survey Research Laboratory.  Dr. Rich has research and teaching interests in social stratification, family, gender, and comparative research.  Her recent research focuses on marital instability in East Asian societies, specifically, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, and South Korea.  Other work includes the one-child policy and educational opportunities for girls in urban China, as well as determinants of family life satisfaction in reforming urban China. As a research scientist, she is currently working on the analysis of the relationship between family and partner influence on teenage condom use.  Dr. Rich’s research has been published in Gender and Society and the International Journal of Comparative Sociology.  

Semester Schedule and Office Hours: Spring 2017 SCA Schedule