Dr. Lisa A. Eargle

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Dr. Lisa A. Eargle

Professor of Sociology

Office: FH 239
Phone: 843-661-1653
leargle@fmarion.edu

Ph. D. – University of South Carolina, 1996

Bio

Dr. Eargle is a Board of Trustees’ Research Scholar and Professor Sociology.  She was chair of the department from 2013-2019.  Her research focuses primarily on the areas of disasters and crime. Dr. Eargle has published six edited books: Black Beaches And Bayous: The BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster (2012), Savage Sand And Surf: The Hurricane Sandy Disaster (2015), Gun Violence In American Society: Crime, Justice And Public Policy (2015), Revival, Redemption, Recovery and Resilience: The Gulf Coast 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina (2016), Dark Denials and Despicable Damage: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in America (2017), and On These Mean Streets, People are Dying: Police and Citizen Brutality in America (2019). She is currently working on other book projects that examine terrorism in the US and human trafficking. She has also received a McNair Center grant to study the impacts of Hurricane Matthew on the resources and well-being of residents in the Pee Dee region. Her work also appears in numerous other books and journals, and she has conducted workshops and presentations at a variety of professional conferences.

Courses Taught: 

SOCI 306: Social Problems
SOCI 331: Environment, Power, and Opportunity
SOCI 346: Crime and Organizations
SOCI 347: Alcohol, Drugs and Society
SOCI 349: Hate Crimes and Terrorism
SOCI 374: Work in Society
SOCI 388: Disasters and Extreme Events
SOCI 407: Urban Sociology
SOCI 419: Population and Society

 

 

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Meaningful Academics

The liberal arts remain the foundation of a great education for all FMU students, but we’ve developed an array of professional programs to meet the 21st century needs of both our students and our community.

The Right Size

The University keeps class sizes small because that’s the environment that best facilitates learning. A 15:1 student-professor ratio, and a student enrollment of 4,000 provides the perfect balance to enhance learning and still promote a diverse selection of programs.

Aesthetics

Students can walk our lovely, tree-lined campus in about 30-45 minutes, but most take longer because in a place this beautiful, you want to stop and enjoy nature’s beauty.

UNIVERSITY HONORS

Francis Marion University has been recognized for six straight years as a “Great College to Work For” Honor Roll university by the Chronicle for Higher Ed. More at http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges18

Francis Marion University is ranked among Washington Monthly’s “Best Masters Universities” in the magazine’s latest ranking.

  • FMU is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Francis Marion University is listed as the Best Ethnically Diverse University in the South by U.S. News and World Report.

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PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502
Street Address:
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1-800-368-7551
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