Beth Skott, Ph.D.

Beth Skott, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. University of Connecticut

Phone: 203-576-4453
Fax: (203) 576-4967
Carlson Hall, Room 209


Dr. Beth P. Skott is an Associate Professor of Sociology and the Chair of the Social Science Program. She advises Social Science students studying Sociology, Criminal Justice, Pre-law, Psychology, and History. She assists in the teaching and oversight of the Criminology track within the Criminal Justice and Human Security program. At the undergraduate level, some of her more popular courses include SOC 204 Marriage and Family, SOC 315 Criminology, SOC 118 Introduction to Criminal Justice, and SOSC 300 Research Methods. Dr. Skott has recently written a book with Sage Publication on Research Methods for students which has been used at universities across the country.

Dr. Skott is very involved in the University community. She serves as the faculty advisor to Pi Gamma Mu, the international Honor Society for the Social Sciences. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, the national honor society, and Sigma Alpha Iota, the honor society for musicians. She also served as Vice president of the Faculty Council for 4 years.

Research Interests

Dr. Skott’s research to date has primarily been in the areas of teaching and learning, but she is also conducting research in the Sociology of Martial Arts. She proudly received her yellow belt in Tae Kwon Do here at UB. Lastly, she is currently working with an International College Alumna on a Research Methods textbook.