||Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Texas-Austin
A.M., Sociology, University of Missouri-Columbia
B.A., Psychology, University of Texas-Austin
||314 Kinard Hall
Sociology of Religion, Urban Sociology, Research Methods, Population
Dr. Eckberg is professor of Sociology and past-chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. He has taught diverse courses but prefers urban sociology and sociology of religion. His current research interest concerns the quantitative history of homicide, particularly lethal violence South Carolina’s past. He has published his research widely in such journals as the American Sociological Review, Demography, Social Forces, Social Science Quarterly, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and The American Sociologist.
He is past-president of both the Southwestern Sociological Association and the Southwestern Social Science Association. He was Winthrop University’s 2010 Distinguished Professor and won a Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2005-06.