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Jeffrey Tamburello
Jeffrey Tamburello
E-mail: Jeffrey Tamburello

Graduate Assistant
Applied Sociology Track
Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) Sociology
M.A., Sociology, 2013
B.A., Sociology, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2009

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Department of Sociology
P.O. Box 97326
Waco, TX 76798
(254) 710-3815

Jeffrey is an experienced applied sociologist, having worked on research projects for hospitals, universities, non-profits, and other organizations. He has also begun to establish a solid reputation for peer-reviewed publication, with several manuscripts published or presently under review. His primary research interests include population health, civic community, and quantitative methods. His work has also intersected into religion, social psychology, and aging.

In 2013, Jeffrey earned his Master’s in Sociology after successfully defending his thesis ‘Religious Coping: The Role of Religion in Attenuating the Effect of Sexual Victimization of College Women on Trust’, which has since been published in the peer-reviewed journal, Review of Religious Research. Presently, he is completing his dissertation which utilizes data from Monitoring the Future, an ongoing study funded by the National Institutes of Health, to examine the changing patterns of drug use among American adolescents. As this project reaches conclusion, Jeffrey plans to defend his dissertation in time for his Ph.D. to be conferred at graduation in May 2016.


Kyle Irwin, Kimberly Edwards and Jeff Tamburello. 2015. Gender, Trust and Cooperation in Environmental Social Dilemmas. Social Science Research. Volume 50: March 2015, 328-342.

Jeff Tamburello, Kyle Irwin and Martha Gault Sherman. 2014.  Religious Coping: The Role of Religion in Attenuating the Effects of Sex Victimization on Trust. Review of Religious Research. 56 (4): 581-595