Garry Rolison, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology
CSU, San Marcos, San Marcos, California, USA
Telephone: (760) 750-4123

I joined the Sociology Program at CSUSM in Fall 1996 as an Associate Professor. Before coming to CSUSM I have served as an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University, University of Oklahoma and UC Santa Barbara. My research interests and publications are in the areas of Ethnicity, Substance Abuse, Women in Prison and Social Status of Africian Americans. I have been teaching courses on African-Americans, Race and Ethnicity, Family, and Introductory Sociology. I will be teaching the Senior Seminar in the Sociology program at CSUSM.

My most recent work includes:

Rolison, Garry L., Bates, Kristin A, Poole, Mary Jo and Michelle Jacob. 2002. “Black Female Incarceration in the 1980s. Social Justice. Vol. 29, Nos. 1-2: 131-143.

Garry L. Rolison "An Exploration of the Term Underclass as it Relates to African Americans." (reprint) 2001 in Claudia Michel and Jacqueline Bobo (eds), Black Studies : Current Issues, Enduring Questions. Dubuque IA: Kendall/Hunt.