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sociology and criminology educator

Robert Douglas Ruth, American Sociology and criminology educator. National Defense Education Act fellow, 1968, Sloan Foundation fellow, 1982, 84; National Institute of Mental Health grantee, 1975,Duke U. grantee, 1983-1988, Davidson College grantee, 1976-1977, 80-81, 90; recipient Crime Prevention award Governor of North Carolina, 1989.


Ruth, Robert Douglas was born on December 6, 1943 in Lockport, New York, United States. Son of Robert Adam and Elizabeth Gertrude (Dobbins) Ruth.


Bachelor, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1966; Master of Arts, Duke U., 1968; Doctor of Philosophy, Duke U., 1975.


Project director research study, United States Office Education, New York City, 1970-1975; senior research associate, Center for Community Research, New York City, 1970-1971; lecturer, Hofstra U., Hempstead, New York, 1970; lecturer, Rutgers University, Newark, 1971; instructor sociology, Davidson (North Carolina) College, 1971-1974; assistant professor sociology, Davidson (North Carolina) College, 1974-1979; associate professor sociology and criminology, Davidson (North Carolina) College, since 1980; acting chair department sociology and anthropology, Davidson (North Carolina) College, 1977-1979; chair, Davidson (North Carolina) College, 1979-1984. Consultant in field; consultant North Carolina Department Corrections, Raleigh, since 1975. Presenter, organizer, moderator various conferences in field.

Appointee CharlottePolice/Mecklenburg County Police Stakeholders Task Force, since 1991.


  • Other Work

    • Member editorial advisory board Collegiate Press, since 1989. Contributor articles to professional publications.


Church should build bridges with political institutions through organizing ecumenical delegations to the party conferences.


Anyone may appear in hardship and poverty. Never give up in pursuit of happiness and one day you will find yourself in the right place, where God gives the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for.


Board of directors North Mecklenburg Child Development Association, Davidson, 1983-1989, Mecklenburg County Crime Prevention Association, Charlotte, since 1984, president, 1991-1992. District commissioner North Star district Boy Scouts American, Charlotte, since 1990;task force Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Merger, 1991-1992. Coordinator com.Fed. Law Enforcement, North Carolina, since 1992.

Member North Carolina Sociological Association (chair nominations committee 1974), Southern Sociological Society (commission on small colleges 1985-1988), North Carolina Criminal Justice Association (chairprogram committee 1989-1990), North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission (program education committee since 1990), S.E. Council on Canada Studies, American Sociol.Assn., Lions (board directors Davidson chapter 1975-1977, president 1977-1978).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: camping, boating, photography, scouting.


Married Clare Marie Jubeck, September 9, 1967 (divorced March 1977). 1 child, Robert Joseph. Married Joyce Elaine Miller, June 21, 1980.

Robert Adam Ruth

Elizabeth Gertrude (Dobbins) Ruth

Clare Marie Jubeck

Joyce Elaine Miller

Robert Joseph Ruth