- Ph.D., University of Georgia
- B.A., Ouachita University
Family, Children and Youth, Environment, Social Psychology
Office: Burns Hall 306
Dr. Floyd spent most of his life living in various cities in the south and mid-west. Before earning his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Georgia in 1970, he attended 24 different schools and universities. He began his academic career at the University of New Orleans in 1970 as Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department. He came to Samford in 1993, where he has served as Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department. His teaching and research interests are Family, Children and Youth, Environment, Social Psychology and Health and Illness. Most recent research papers and publications have focused on impact of environment on community/personal health and aggression/bullying behaviors of adolescents. He has over 30 publications including journal articles, book chapters and books. His passion for Sociology is based on his commitment to academic knowledge and the hope that the evidence from that work might lead to a more just and compassionate world.