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Applied Social Research Laboratory

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Our Team

Our Leaders

Dr. FosterDr. Kelly N. Foster, Director
office. 423-439-4374
cell. 706-540-0449
Dr. Foster came to ETSU in 2012 from The University of Georgia where she spent 6.5 years specializing in survey research at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and 3 years focusing on health-related survey methodology at The College of Public Health. Her expertise is in research methodology, including survey research, questionnaire design, health-related survey methodology, and new technologies in research methodology. Dr. Foster served 2 years on the executive council for the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), the leading organization for survey researchers in this country, and is past-president for the Southern chapter of AAPOR. Dr. Foster has worked extensively with local and state governments on public opinion polling and citizen engagement.


morganMs. Morgan Jones, MA,  Assistant Director
office. 423-232-0862
Ms. Jones graduated from the Masters of Sociology program at ETSU. She has experience in questionnaire design, conducting focus groups, web survey programming, data analysis and statistics. She is responsible for overall project management and works with faculty on their research design and logistics for all projects at the CEASR. Additionally, Ms. Jones works with undergraduate student workers and Masters of Sociology students in their work with CEASR projects. In 2014 Ms. Jones is an active member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), the leading organization for survey researchers in this country.



jessieMs. Jessie Arnold, MA, Program Manager
office. 423-439-4926







leslieDr. Leslie McCallister, Senior Faculty Affiliate
Dr. McCallister has 15 years of experience conducting community-based research projects. Since her arrival at ETSU, she has worked with multiple community agencies such as the Church Hill Free Medical Clinic, Coalition for Kids, Project Access, the Johnson City Community Health Center (formerly the Downtown Clinic) to design and implement program evaluation strategies. Her areas of expertise include survey research, questionnaire design, focus groups, grant writing, and program evaluation. 




 Graduate Students

jesseJesse Burkhalter, 2nd Year
My research interests include vulnerable populations, specifically sexual minorites. 







melodyMelody Russell, 2nd Year
My name is Melody Russell and I am a graduate student in the Applied Sociology Master’s program. My research interests include collective behavior within the Sociology of Sport and working on the various projects administered by the Applied Social Research Lab.






 KarenKaren Hoefer, 1st Year
My name is Karen Hoefer and I just graduated from ETSU with a BA in Sociology. I am currently enrolled in my first semester as a graduate student in Sociology Master’s Program at ETSU.






shelleyShelly LaLonde, 1st Year
My name is Shelly and I’m a junior at ETSU studying Sociology. I’m currently interested in studying deviance and criminology. I’m originally from Kingsport and plan to graduate in Spring 2018.







 Alex Sartain, 1st Year
My name is Alexandria Sartain, and I am a first year graduate student. I have already learned new skills sets and made novice connections in such a short time in the program. I am eager to learn even more from the wonderful professors helping guide me through my master’s degree. I am originally from Hillsboro, TN, and I look forward to moving to East Tennessee this summer! My goal is to graduate next May then hopefully continue on with my education.




Field Interviewers

sam_littetonSam Littleton
My name is Sam Littleton. I am a senior majoring in English and I aspire to use my degree to become an editor.






jerryJerry Herron Jr.
My name is Jerry Herron Jr. and I was a Business Major at ETSU. Now that I’ve graduated, I plan to attend graduate school. I have worked at the Applied Social Research Lab for two years now.






oceaneOceane Tanny
My name is Oceane Tanny and I just graduated from ETSU studying Sociology and History. I would like to go to law school in the future because law has always fascinated me. My dream is to work in business law one day and practice in my country; Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).





carmonCarmon Hubbard
My name is Carmon and I am a junior at ETSU. I am a Psychology major, with a double minor in Women’s Studies and Human Development and Learning.







oliviaOlivia Moses
My name is Olivia and I just graduated from ETSU. I was a Clinical Psychology and Sociology Double Major and I hope to attend graduate school next fall and ultimately attain a Ph.D.






quianaQuiana Cradic
My name is Quiana and I am a Senior majoring in Clinical Psychology. After graduation, I plan to continue my education here at ETSU and get my Master’s Degree in Social Work.













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