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Jeremy Uecker

Assistant Professor of Sociology

One Bear Place, # 97326
Waco, Texas 76798-7326

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Jeremy Uecker’s research and teaching interests include religion, family, sexual behavior, stratification, mental health, and the transition to adulthood. His current projects include examinations of the gender gap in regretting hookups among college students, differences by religious background in the quality of the colleges students attend, and the role of family formation in bringing young adults back to religious institutions after curbing their involvement in early adulthood. Planned future projects include a study of the effects of religion and science beliefs on socioeconomic and religious outcomes, as well as a study of the changing role of religion in the family formation of young adults in the United States over the last 50 years.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Uecker, Jeremy E., and Charles E. Stokes. Forthcoming. “Religious Background and Gambling among Young Adults in the United States.” Journal of Gambling Studies.

Uecker, Jeremy E. Forthcoming. “Social Context and Sexual Intercourse among First-Year Students at Selective Colleges and Universities in the United States.” Social Science Research.

Uecker, Jeremy E., Lisa D. Pearce, and Brita Andercheck. 2015. “The Four U’s: Latent Classes of Hookup Motivations Among College Students.” Social Currents. Vol. 2(2) 163–181

Stroope, Samuel, Aaron B. Franzen, and Jeremy E. Uecker. “Social Context and College Completion in the United States: The Role of Congregational Biblical Literalism.” Sociological Perspectives.

Stroope, Samuel, Michael J. McFarland, and Jeremy E. Uecker. 2015. “Marital Characteristics and the Sexual Relationships of U.S. Older Adults: An Analysis of National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project Data.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 44:233-247.

Uecker, Jeremy E. 2014. “Religion and Early Marriage in the United States: Evidence from the Add Health Study.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:392–415.

Uecker, Jeremy E., and Jonathan P. Hill. 2014. “Religious Schools, Home Schools, and the Timing of First Marriage and First Birth.” Review of Religious Research 56:189–218.

Uecker, Jeremy E., and Christopher G. Ellison. 2012. “Parental Divorce, Parental Religious Characteristics, and Religious and Spiritual Outcomes in Adulthood.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:777-794.

Wilcox, W. Bradford, Andrew J. Cherlin, Jeremy E. Uecker, and Matthew Messel. 2012. “No Money, No Honey, No Church: The Deinstitutionalization of Religious Life among the White Working Class.” Research in the Sociology of Work 23:227-250.

Uecker, Jeremy E. 2012. “Marriage and Mental Health among Young Adults.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 53:67-83.

Uecker, Jeremy E., and Glenn Lucke. 2011. “Protestant Clergy and the Culture Wars: An Empirical Test of Hunter’s Thesis.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:692-706.

Mayrl, Damon, and Jeremy E. Uecker. 2011. “Higher Education and Religious Liberalization among Young Adults.” Social Forces 90:181-208.

McFarland, Michael J., Jeremy E. Uecker, and Mark D. Regnerus. 2011. “The Role of Religion in Shaping Sexual Frequency and Satisfaction: Evidence from Married and Unmarried Older Adults.” The Journal of Sex Research 48:297-308.

Glenn, Norval D., Jeremy E. Uecker, and Robert W. B. Love, Jr. 2010. “Later First Marriage and Marital Success.” Social Science Research 39:787-800.

Uecker, Jeremy E., and Mark D. Regnerus. 2010. “Bare Market: Campus Sex Ratios, Romantic Relationships, and Sexual Behavior.” The Sociological Quarterly 51:408-435.


Regnerus, Mark, and Jeremy Uecker. 2011. Premarital Sex in America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think about Marrying. New York: Oxford University Press.