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Ph.D. Sociology, Louisiana State University, 1994
M.A. Sociology, Louisiana State University, 1989
B.S. Sociology, College of Charleston, 1987
He and his family are actively involved with the Dayspring Baptist Church of Waco.
Paranormal America: Ghost encounters, UFO sightings, Bigfoot hunts and other Curiosities in Religion and Culture. 2nd Edition ( w/ Christopher Bader and Joseph Baker). 2017. New York University Press. ISBN: 978-1-4798-1965-2 (hardback) ISBN: 978-1-4798-1528-9 (paperback). (311 Pages)
Carpenter, C. W., Mencken, F. C., Tolbert, C. M., & Lotspeich. M. C., II. (2019). Locally owned bank concentration and business start-ups and closures in U.S. metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural counties from 1980-2010. The Review of Regional Studies, 50(1): 17-42.
Michael C. Lotspeich, Charles M. Tolbert, and F. Carson Mencken. 2019. “Oil and Gas Development and Small Business Lending in U.S. Nonmetropolitan Counties.” Journal of Maps 15(1): 46-51.
F. Carson Mencken and Paul Froese. 2019.“Gun Culture in Action.” Social Problems 66(1): 3-27.
F. Carson Mencken and Charles M. Tolbert. 2018. “Locally Owned Bank Concentration and Bank Loans for Nonmetropolitan Business Start-Ups and Expansions: A Multilevel Analysis from the 2007 Survey of Business Owners” Rural Sociology 83(2): 376-401.
F. Carson Mencken and Charles Tolbert. 2018. "Small Business Lending and Economic Development in Texas Counties: A Test with Community Reinvestment Act Data." Journal of Rural and Community Development 13(1): 47-66.
Henderson, W. Matthew, F. Carson Mencken and Brittany Fitz. 2017. “Social Embeddedness, Image of God and Trust among active Christians.” Journal of Contemporary Religion 32: 1-14. 15
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