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Center for Social Inquiry

As of June 1, 2016, Dr. Joe Kotarba has stepped down as the director of the Center for Social Inquiry.  At this time, CSI will no longer be in operation.  Should you have any questions about the Center please direct those to Dr. Kotarba at and visit his university homepage.

The Center for Social Inquiry

Welcome to the Center for Social Inquiry!


I am pleased to welcome you to the Center for Social Inquiry homepage.  Since our inception in March 2011, we have engaged in a number of activities to enhance the quality and breadth of research and intellectual life in the Department of Sociology at Texas State University.  The five pull-down tabs above now denote the areas of focus for our work: Applied Sociological Research, Basic Sociological Research, Community Development through Leisure and the Arts, Publication Support, and Programs.  Please take a look at our exciting projects.
We really enjoy our new building, the Undergraduate Academic Center (UAC) that was completed in June 2012.  Our facilities include state-of-the art qualitative and quantitative research labs, and seminar and meeting rooms with complete audio-visual and media support.  Please feel free to contact us for a tour of our new facilities—the view of downtown San Marcos from our offices is breathtaking, and we even have our own Starbucks!
The people who fuel the Center for Social Inquiry—faculty, staff, students, and fellows—believe that Sociology offers the conceptual designs and research methodologies to help solve problems in the public, private, and governmental sectors.  Please ask us about our past achievements and our plans for the future.


Joseph A. Kotarba, Ph.D.
Director, Center of Social Inquiry