Associate Professor of Sociology
One Bear Place #97326
Waco, TX 76798
Dr. Kevin Dougherty came to Baylor in 2005. Religion, organizations, and race and ethnicity are his research specialties. He is particularly interested in the role of religious congregations in the lives of individuals and in contemporary society. Dr. Dougherty teaches Introduction to Sociology and a graduate seminar in religious organizations.
Dougherty, Kevin D. and Andrew L. Whitehead. 2011. "A Place to Belong: Small Group Involvement in Religious Congregations." Sociology of Religion 72:91-111.
Dougherty, Kevin D., Fred J. De Jong, Rebecca L. Garofano, Jessika I. Jamir, Natalie J. Park, and Rebecca J. Timmermans. 2011. "Bonding and Bridging Activities of U.S. Pentecostals." Sociological Spectrum 31:316–341.
Scheitle, Christopher P. and Kevin D. Dougherty. 2010. "Race, Diversity and Membership Duration in Religious Congregations." Sociological Inquiry 80:405-423.
Schwadel, Philip and Kevin D. Dougherty. 2010. "Assessing Key Informant Methodology in Congregational Research." Review of Religious Research 51:366-379.
Dougherty, Kevin D. and Mark T. Mulder. 2009. "Congregational Responses to Growing Urban Diversity in a White Ethnic Denomination." Social Problems 56:335-356.
Dougherty, Kevin D., Christopher D. Bader, Paul Froese, Edward C. Polson, and Buster Smith. 2009. "Religious Diversity in a Conservative Baptist Congregation." Review of Religious Research 50:321-334.
Dougherty, Kevin D., Jared Maier, and Brian Vander Lugt. 2008. "When the Final Bell Tolls: Patterns of Church Closings in Two Protestant Denominations." Review of Religious Research 50:49-73.
Scheitle, Christopher P. and Kevin D. Dougherty. 2008. "The Sociology of Religious Organizations." Sociology Compass 2:981-999.
Scheitle, Christopher P. and Kevin D. Dougherty. 2008. "Density and Growth in a Congregational Population: Reformed Churches in New York, 1628-2000." Review of Religious Research 49:233-250.
Dougherty, Kevin D. and Kimberly R. Huyser. 2008. "Racially Diverse Congregations: Organizational Identity and the Accommodation of Differences." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47:23-43.
Awards and Honors
Outstanding Professor Award, Baylor University, 2010
National Science Foundation Grant, Co-Principal Investigator, 2009-2012
Baylor Athletics Outstanding Professors Award, 2007, 2009, 2010
Baylor University Research Committee Small-Grant, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Baylor University Summer Sabbatical, 2006, 2008
Louisville Institute Summer Stipend, 2005
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