Ph.D. Louisiana State University (Sociology) 1994
M.A. Louisiana State University (Sociology) 1989
B.S. College of Charleston, SC (Sociology) 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)
F. Carson Mencken and Paul Froese. Forthcoming.“Gun Culture in Action.” Social Problems.
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 Charles M. Tolbert. 2018. “Community Banks and Loans for Nonmetropolitan Businesses: 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 Well-Being in Texas Conties: A Test with Community Reinvestmetn Act Data." Journal of Rural and Community Development 13(1): 47-66.
Henderson, W. Matthew, F. Carson Mencken and Brittany Fitz. 2017. “Judgmental God Image, Social Embeddedness, and Social Trust Among the Highly Religious in the United States.” Journal of Contemporary Religion 32:1-14.
2016 Joseph O. Baker, Christopher D. Bader, F. Carson Mencken. "A Bounded Affinity Theory of Religion and the Paranormal." Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review 77(4):334-358.
F. Carson Mencken and Charles Tolbert, “Restructuring of the Financial Industry and Implications for Sources of Start-Up Capital for New Businesses in Nonmetropolitan Counties.” Journal of Rural Social Science 31(1):71-82.
Charles M. Tolbert, F. Carson Mencken, Troy C. Blanchard and Jing Li. “American Civic Community over Space and Time.” 2016 in Reclaiming Space: New Middle-Range Theory in Spatial Demography.(F. Howell and J. Porter (eds.), Springer Press.* Chapter 12: 235-252.
Relevant Track: Community Analytics
Dr. Mencken's Full Curriculum Vitae.