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Dr. S. Lynne Rich

Associate Professor of Sociology & Undergraduate Research Coordinator

Irby Hall 306G

(501) 450-5582

Spring 2019 Office Hours:  By appointment  

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



Lynne Rich is an Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator at the University of Central Arkansas in the Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology.  Her recent research focuses on the impact of homelessness on sex exploitation. She also has completed a project examining the effects of social media on college alcohol consumption, as well as a project examining inter-ethnic marriage in Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. Other work includes the effect of abuse trauma on alcohol and drug use and risky sex behavior of adolescent girls; the impact of China’s one-child policy on educational opportunities for girls; and determinants of family life satisfaction, and marital instability in Asian societies.  Dr. Rich’s research has been published in Gender and Society, Deviant Behavior, Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, Global Studies Journal, International Journal of Comparative Sociology and others.