History and
Social Sciences

The faculty and students within our multidisciplinary department advance the study and practice of history and the social sciences through teaching, research, and outreach. Our research generates knowledge rooted in historical and social scientific approaches to the study of the human condition.


Carter, Gregg

Gregg Lee Carter

Professor, History and Social Sciences
Faculty Suite K, Room 215

Gregg Lee Carter has authored or edited 23 books on contemporary social issues; his research has also appeared in more than a dozen academic journals. He writes on gun violence, social demography, gender roles, and quantitative analysis -- among other topics.

Principles of Sociology; Research Methods; Population & Society; Contemporary Social Problems; Honors Sociology

Race and Gender Issues, Causal Analysis, Population & Society (Human Ecology), Gun Control

  • Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society
  • American Sociological Association
  • New England Sociological Association
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
  • 2016, Bryant University Distinguished Faculty Award 2016
  • 2005, Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2001, Distinguished Contributions to Instruction Award
  • 2001, Sociologist of the Year
  • 1998, Distinguished Research and Publication Award
  • 1988, Quantitative Studies in American Society Fellow

Carter, G., Population and Society, Polity Books, 2016.

Carter, G. L., Gun Control in the United States—Second Edition, ABC-CLIO, 2017.

Carter, G., Doing Sociology with Student Chip: Data Happy 6th edition, 2017.

Carter, G., National Gun Laws and the Winds of Social Change , Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society (ABC-CLIO), 2017.

Carter, G., Rebalancing the Supreme Court , Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society (ABC-CLIO), 2017.

Carter, G., Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law, Second Edition, ABC-CLIO, 2012.