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Susan Roxburgh

Professor and Graduate Coordinator

Ph.D. University of Toronto, 1994

Courses Taught


  • Sociological Theories
  • Sociology of Families
  • Sociology of Food


  • Classical Sociological Theory/Contemporary Social Theory
  • Health and Health Care
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Recent Publications:

Roxburgh, Susan and Chivon Fitch. 2013. 'Parental Status, Child Contact, and Well-Being among Incarcerated Men and Women.'  Journal of Family Issues, Online First, September 2013.

Roxburgh, Susan. 2012.  'Parental Time Pressures and Depression among Married Dual-Earner Parents.'  Journal of Family Issues.  33:1027-53.

Roxburgh, Susan. 2011.  'Stressors and Experienced Stress.'  Chapter 8 in: The SAGE Handbook of Mental Health and Illness, edited by David Pilgrim, Anne Rogers, and Bernice Pescosolido.  London: Sage

Recent Presentations:

2013 Home Ownership and Health among African Americans: The Moderating Role of HouseholdIncome and Neighborhood Characteristics   Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Meetings, New York, NY.

2012 Distress and Racial Discrimination among African Americans: Gender Differences in BufferingRole of Support and Coping (with Kelly Rhea MacArthur).  Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Meetings, Denver, CO. 

2012 Panel Discussant, The Regina Brett Show, NPR 89.7, The Mommy Wars Truce

Recent Grant Activity: 

2013 Co-Investigator, Enhancing Social Cognition through Humanities & Social & Behavioral Science Courses (Mark Bracher, Principal Investigator, Tammy Clewell, Francoise Massardier-Kenney, Deborah R. Barnbaum, Elizabeth Smith, Michael Byron, Co-Investigators.)  KSU Collaborative Incentive Research Program, $32,000. 

Current/Ongoing Research:

Current research projects include manuscripts in-progress investigating discrimination and health among African American men and women, traumatic childhood events and adult health among the incarcerated, and neighborhood quality as a moderator of the home owner-health relationship.

Notable Service:

Honors College Policy Council, (2009-13)

Presidential Task Force on Women in STEM Education and Research, (2012)

Presidential Task Force on Women in STEM Education and Research, Family Friendly Policy Subcommittee, (2013)

Presidential Search Committee, (2013) Faculty Senate, 5-terms, 2001-2016

Research Areas
  • Sociology of Mental Health
  • Sociology of the Family
  • Work and Well-Being
  • Work and Family
Susan Roxburgh
Department of Sociology

Office hours: M, 1:00-5:00 or by appointment.

Phone: 330-672-3125
Fax: 330-672-4724