About the South Carolina Sociological Association

What We Do

The South Carolina Sociological Association exists to promote the teaching, research, and practice of sociology throughout the state of South Carolina. Its mission is to organize conferences, facilitate the exchange of views between members, discuss matters of broad sociological concern, establish organizational policy, and communicate sociological theory and methods of analysis to the public at large.

Executive Committee


President: Rusty Ward, Francis Marion University

Past-President: Aristide Sechandice, Tri-County Technical College

President-Elect: Deborah Cohan, University of South Carolina-Beaufort

Secretary: Jessica Burke, Francis Marion University

Treasurer: Jessica Doucet, Francis Marion University

Daniel Harrison, Lander University

Cassius Hossfeld, Clemson University

Nancy Rhoads, Allen University


SCSA Annual Conference

Hickory Knob State Resort Park, McCormick, South Carolina

2021 SCSA Conference/February 12-13, 2021, Hickory Knob State Resort Park, McCormick, South Carolina

Conference theme and call for papers to be announced in August, 2020

2020 Carolina Undergraduate Social Science Symposium


The 2020 Carolina Undergraduate Social Science Symposium, scheduled April 16-17 at Allen University, had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.