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Robert HamptonDr. Robert L. Hampton
Professor
Department of Sociology
Tennessee State University
Nashville, TN

Robert L. Hampton, Ph.D. is Provost/Executive Vice President at Tennessee State University. He previously served York College of the City University of New York as its President and Professor, Department of Social Sciences. Prior to joining York College, he served as Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Professor of Family Studies and Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a Hartman Mentoring Scholar. He has published extensively in the field of family violence including several edited books; Violence in the Black Family: Correlates and Consequences, Black Family Violence: Current Research and Theory, Family Violence: Prevention and treatment, Preventing Violence in America and Substance Abuse, Family Violence, and Child Welfare: Bridging Perspectives and Promoting Racial Ethnic and Religious Understanding in America. He is completing a new book entitled The Prevention and treatment of Interpersonal Violence Within the African American Community: Evidence-based Approaches. He is one of the founders of the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community. His research interests include partner violence, family abuse, community violence, student success in higher education and social change.

Dr. Hampton's degrees include: a BA from Princeton University and an MA and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Hampton served in the United State Army Reserve from 1972 to 1996 and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.


Dr Hampton has published extensively in the field of family violence. Some of his publications include:

Hampton, R.L., Jenkins,.P and Gullotta, T.P. (Editors) Preventing Violence in America. Thousand Oaks , California: Sage Publications 1996.
Weissberg, R.P, Gullotta, T.P., Hampton, R.L., Ryan, B.A., and Adams, G.R., Healthy Children 2010 : Enhancing Children's Wellness. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications 1997
Weissberg, R.P, Gullotta, T.P., Hampton, R.L., Ryan, B.A., and Adams , G.R., Healthy Children 2010: Establishing Preventive Services. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications 1997
Hampton , R.L., Senatore,V., and Gullotta, T.P. (Editors). Substance Abuse, Family Violence, and Child Welfare: Bridging Perspectives. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications 1998.
Hampton, R.L. (Editor), Family Violence: Prevention and treatment. (2nd edition) Thousand Oaks , California : Sage Publications. 1999.
Gullotta, T. P., Hampton, R. L., Adams , G. R., Ryan, B.A. and Weissberg, R. P. (Editors) Children's Health Care: Issues for the Year 2000 and Beyond. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications 1999.
Hampton, R.L., and Gullotta, T.P., (Editors) Promoting Racial, Ethnic, and Religious Understanding and Reconciliation in the 21st Century. Child Welfare League of America Press. 2004.
Hampton, R. L., and Gullotta, T. P., (Editors) Interpersonal Violence in the African-American Community : Evidence - Based Prevention and treatment Practices. New York: Springer. 2006.

Articles:

Hampton, R. L. Jenkins, P., and Avery, M. V., "Physical and Sexual Violence in Marriage" pp. 168-197 in Robert L. Hampton (Editor), Issues in Children's and Families' Lives: Family Violence Prevention and treatment. Newbury Park, California: Sage Publications 1999.
Hampton , R. L., Avery, M.V., and Kim, J. "Understanding the Origins and Incidence of Spousal Violence in North America," pp. 39-70 in Thomas Gullotta and Sandra McElhaney (editors), Violence Homes and Communities: Prevention, Intervention, and treatment . Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications 1999.
Hampton, R.L. and Avery, M.V. "Working Towards a Culturally Competent Model of Research for Domestic Violence in the African American Community." pp. 49-64 in Domestic Violence: Culturally Specific treatment Interventions for African Americans -Valuing Differences and Commonalities. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2001.
Hampton, R.L. and Magarian, L. "Promoting Healthy Media Habits in Children and Adolescents" in Lynne Bond, Martin Bloom and Thomas P. Gullotta (Editors), The Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion. Kluwer/Academic Publishers 2003.
Hampton , R.L., Oliver, W. and Magarian, L. "Domestic Violence in the African American Community: An Analysis of Social and Structural Factors." Violence Against Women Volume 9 Number 5 2003 pp. 533-556.
Hampton , R.L., Magarian, L. and Gullotta, T.P. "Beyond Cultural Sensitivity: Rethinking, Racial, Ethnic, and Religious Understanding in America." pp 1-16 in Robert L. Hampton and Thomas P. Gullotta (editors), Promoting Racial, Ethnic, and Religious Understanding and Reconciliation in the 21st Century. Child Welfare League of America Press. 2004.
Hampton , R .L. and Magarian. L. "The Mark of the Urchins." pp 24-37 in Rowena Fong, Ruth Mcroy and Carmen Ortiz Hendricks. Intersecting Child Welfare, Substance Abuse and Family Violence. Alexandria , Virginia: Council of Social Work Education Press. 2006.