Linda Carson

Linda Carson

  • Assistant Professor of Criminology and Sociology, Department of Government, Criminology, & Sociology
  • Emergency Management Instructor, Graduate Studies
  • Faculty, College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
M 58 Carnell Learning Center
Education & Licenses

M.S.W., University of Houston (1991)

Licensed Master of Social Work #4338, State of South Carolina


Journal Articles
Carson, L., & Kavish, D. R. (2018).  “Scaffolding Rubrics to Improve Student Writing: Preliminary Results of Using Rubrics in a Sociology Program to Enhance Learning and Mechanical Writing Skills.”   Societies, 8(2), 34, doi:


Book Chapters

Carson, L. (2019). “Release from long-term restrictive housing.”  In Keesha M. Middlemass and Calvin John Smiley (Eds.), Prisoner Reentry in the 21st Century: Critical Perspectives of Returning Home. New York, NY: Routledge. 


PROCEEDINGS - Refereed (Full Paper)

  • Student Perceptions of Teaching Evaluation Continuation in Southeast InfORMS annual Conference. (2009)
  • Student Perceptions of Teaching Evaluations in Southeast InfORMS annual Conference. (2008)
  • Student Evaluations of Teaching: Multiple class Sections Compared in Southeast InfORMS annual Conference. (2007)
  • Student Perceptions of Classes Taught By Videoconference: Local and Remote Sites Compared in Southeast InfORMS annual Conference. (2006)



  • Problem – Based Learning in the Classroom. Southern Sociological Society. New Orleans,Louisiana. (2014)
  • Surveillance, Social Control & Social Media. Southern Sociological Society. Charlotte, North Carolina. (2013)
  • Women, Crime and Criminal Justice: Students' Learning Project. Southern Sociological Society.New Orleans, Louisiana. (2012)
  • Internships. South Carolina Sociological Association. Charleston, South Carolina. (2011)
  • Concept Mapping in Sociology. Southern Sociological Society. Jacksonville, Florida. (2011)
  • How U.S. immigration policies and businesses are preventing Hispanic/Latinos immigrants from returning to Mexico.. South Carolina Political Science Association Annual Conference.Greenwood, South Carolina. (2011)
  • Adjudicated Females in Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment. Southern States Correctional Association. Columbia, South Carolina. (July, 1999)
  • Necessity of Social Workers in Penal Institutions. State Conference for Psychiatric Services in the Texas Department of Corrections - Institutional Division. Huntsville, Texas. (December, 1989)