Racial Diversity in Congregations

Kevin D. Dougherty, Ph.D.

Kevin D. Dougherty, Ph.D.

Kevin D. Dougherty, Ph.D., is an associate professor of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences and a resident scholar at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University. He is also the executive officer of the Religious Research Association.

Religion and religious organizations are his research expertise. He has written on religious affiliation, religious participation, racial diversity in congregations, congregational growth and decline and the impact of religion on other realms of social life such as community involvement, politics, and work. His published research appears in leading academic journals and has been featured in popular media such as CNN, National Public Radio, and USA Today.

Dr. Dougherty earned a B.A. in communication arts from George Fox University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in sociology from Purdue University. He has been a member of the Baylor faculty since 2005.

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