PhD in Sociology

Randall Salm, 2016

Randall Salm

He is currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the College of Southern Maryland in Leonardtown, MD. Over the last 30 years, Randall Salm has worked in a variety of fields including higher education, social science research, conflict resolution, peacebuilding and exploitive child labor. Since 1990 he has taught over 100 courses in sociology and conflict resolution, and written on conflict resolution, peace education, child labor and ethnic conflict in Syria. From 1995 to 2002 he led conflict resolution and human rights training in Colombia. Since 2002 he has led juvenile justice training with Fairfax County; supervised USDOL exploitative child labor cooperative agreements; and supported numerous social research projects. Randall supported World Vision and UNICEF peace education work, including a conflict analysis of the education sector in Rakhine State, Myanmar in 2014. In 2015-2016 he led a research unit for the NGO Forum in Turkey, conducting primary research on the Syrian affected population leading to six reports addressing displacement, protection, and humanitarian access. Randall has masters’ degrees in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Sociology, with a specialization in globalization and study of ethnic identity in Syria.