Small Business and Community Development

Charles M. Tolbert, Ph.D.

Charles Tolbert, Ph.D.

Charles M. Tolbert, Ph.D., is the chair of the sociology department in the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University. He also is a senior research scientist at Baylor University's Center for Community Research and Development and is a research associate with special sworn status at the Center for Economic Studies of the U.S. Bureau of the Census.

Tolbert specializes in studies of social stratification, social demography, rural sociology and social research methods. His research has been recognized in Journal of Applied Social Sciences, Rural Sociology, Social Justice, Social Science Quarterly, American Sociological Review and other notable publications in the field.

After receiving a bachelor's and master's in sociology from Baylor University, Tolbert earned a Ph.D. at the University of Georgia. He taught and conducted research at Emory University, Florida State University and Louisiana State University before coming to Baylor University in 2000.

To interview Tolbert, contact Terry Goodrich, at (254) 710-3321 or the Office of Media Communications at (254) 710-1961.