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About James R. Carter

Dr. Carter graduated from The Ohio State University College of Social Work in May 2015 with his PhD with a specialization in sexual health promotion. He also holds a Masters of Public Health from The Ohio State University College of Public Health with a specialization in health behavior and health promotion, in addition to undergraduate degrees in business administration and the arts.
During his studies he earned top honors, including being named the 2015 Merriss Cornell Distinguished Researcher, and the 2015 Selma & Alexander Erlen Award winner for Doctoral Student Excellence. In 2014, he was named the College of Social Work's Outstanding PhD Student Lecturer, and in 2013 he was named an Albert Schweitzer Fellow For Life.
He has taught a wide variety of classes including human sexuality, adolescent parenthood & sexuality, minority perspectives, social & economic justice, and many social work major courses. At Wright State, he will teach in the bachelor's and master's degree programs and the gerontology certificate program.
While a student, Dr. Carter was part of a multinational research project that explored assisted reproductive technologies in the United States and India. That work, and other projects, have resulted in publications in The Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, Affilia, Health and Social Work, and Home Health Care Services Quarterly. Research projects he has been a part of have also been presented at over a dozen national and international conferences.
His dissertation explored staff perspectives of interpersonal relationships among residents of assisted living facilities. His future research will explore the management of intimacy and sexuality as people age.
In his spare time, he enjoys being an uncle to Carly and Wes, and spending time with his partner Keith and his children.


Present Assistant Professor, Wright State University Social Work

Curriculum Vitae

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2015 Ph.D, The Ohio State University ‐ College of Social Work
2011 M.P.H., The Ohio State University ‐ College of Public Health
2003 B.S.B.A, Franklin University
2001 A.A., Columbus State Community College

Contact Information

Millett Hall 270
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
(937) 775-2751


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