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M.S., Sociology, Brigham Young University, 2020
B.S., Sociology (with Honors), cluster Psychology, cluster Education, Brigham Young University-Idaho, 2014
Nick has a lifelong fascination with religion and education. For his undergraduate thesis, he examined the association between religiosity and years of schooling completed for African American students. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Brigham Young University-Idaho, he attended Brigham Young University to pursue a Master’s degree in Sociology. As a research assistant, he evaluated the performance of elementary after school programs and collaborated with various professors on other projects. He also wrote his Master’s thesis which analyzed the association between religious identification and community desirability.
Several things appealed to Nick choosing Baylor University for graduate work. The graduate program at Baylor provides opportunities for students to develop into excellent researchers and teachers. There is also a good rapport between faculty and students. Baylor also has many professors who specialize in sociology with an emphasis in religion, and they have contributed to various peer reviewed journals. At Baylor, he hopes to continue analyzing the association between religion and education outcomes. He also hopes to build connections with students and professors in the sociology department.
After graduating from Baylor, Nick’s professional goal is to be a professor and mentor in academia to future students.
Andre, Alex Nicholas, Scott Sanders, Michael R. Cope, Benjamin G. Gibbs. 2021. “Does Disassociation with a Majority Religion Influence Community Desirability? Evidence from Rural Utah.” Sociological Perspectives. doi:10.1177/07311214211005490.
Cope, Michael R., Carol Ward, Jorden E. Jackson, Kayci A. Muirbrook, and Alex Nicholas Andre. 2020. “Taking Another Look at the Sense of Community Index: Six Confirmatory Factor Analyses.” The Journal of Community Psychology 48(5): 1410-1423. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22335.