the SSRL was founded, we have seen ULM engage through our student
interns and faculty researchers in community projects that have
impacted private companies, state and local government agencies and
non-profits. The experience and training gained through SSRL projects
compliments any degree program."
John W. Sutherlin, PhD
College of Arts and Sciences
encourage students to consider careers in Research and Development and,
to that end, provided numerous interdisciplinary opportunities to work
on projects that have the potential to positively impact our community.
These projects pertain to health and the law as well as a variety of
Joe McGahan, PhD
College of Education and Human Development
The University of Louisiana at Monroe...The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) proudly hosts the Social Science Research Lab located on-campus.
News: The SSRL has weekly meetings on Fridays to discuss upcoming
projects. Feel free to contact Dr.McGahan for further details if you
are interested in attending.
June 1, 2007, the University of Louisiana at Monroe created the Social
Science Research Laboratory (SSRL) to reinforce and expand inter-disciplinary
research efforts. As such, Drs. McGahan and Sutherlin, representing
social psychology and political science respectively, identified
faculty members, referred to as “research fellows,” from
various disciplines who were interested in:
(a) interdisciplinary research collaboration and
By early Fall 2007, the SSRL had research fellows at ULM and elsewhere representing psychology, political science, sociology, social work, finance, and educational technology.
Further, the SSRL continues to actively cultivate relationships with faculty at Louisiana Tech University, Grambling State University and other regional universities, in an attempt to create the foundation for a research and development corridor in northern Louisiana.