Scott Douthat

Title: Professor

Subject Area: Sociology


I presently serve SSU in the capacity of Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of the Social Work and Criminology Minors.

In addition to my service at SSU, I maintain a private counseling and forensic consultation practice, serve as the Director of Portsmouth Counseling Services, LLC, and own and operate a real estate investment and management company, Douthat Properties, LLC, which rents exclusively to SSU students.


Ph.D., Forensic Psychology, 2005, The Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio

MA, Social Work, 1999, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

MS, Criminal Justice, 1992, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

BA, Psychology, 1991, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

BS, Criminal Justice, 1990, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Primary Courses

SOCI 2204 - Introduction to Social Work

SOCI 3305 - Social Work Practice

SOCI 3370 - Sociological Methods

SOCI 4410 - Social Stratification

SOCI 4444 - Social Deviance

SOCI 4999 - Serial Murder

Activities and Research

Most notably, I am presently working on a "Parent's Guide to Heavy Metal Music and Culture" with my son, Cameron. Over the summer of 2010 we traveled extensively attending various concerts interviewing heavy metal fans and members of bands including Lamb of God, Bullet for My Valentine, Norma Jean, Chimaira, All That Remains and Unearth to name a few. I am also currently overseeing a research project on aggression and music genre preference with several students.

In July, 2010 an article for which I was a contributing author, "College Students? Coverage and Perceptions of Health Insurance," was accepted for publication in the Journal of the National Medical Association.

Also in 2010, I received acknowledgement as a contributing editor for the 3rd edition of Ronald Holmes and Stephen Holmes book "Serial Murder."

And finally, I frequently speak to various organizations and government entities on community issues and crime.