Applied social research that matters.
The Social Action Research Team (SART) was founded in 2010 at Arizona State University, where Dr. Patrick R. Grzanka was faculty in Barrett, the Honors College. SART began as an interdisciplinary group of students and faculty affiliates who ask difficult questions about pressing social problems to produce meaningful research, collaborative interventions, and positive social change. That work continues today at the University of Tennessee’s flagship campus in Knoxville.
SART’s primary members are students in the UT Counseling Psychology doctoral program, the first in the nation to be accredited by the American Psychological Association with a scientist-practitioner-advocate training model. Other graduate student affiliates also work in other labs and departments, including Sociology. Undergraduate research assistants routinely participate in our work. What links all SART members is a commitment to social justice-informed scholarship and praxis.
Students who are interested in joining SART should consult the Department of Psychology’s website for information on admission to the doctoral program in counseling psychology. Current UT students should contact Dr. Grzanka directly.