Cory Sugg

Sociology of Religion
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Ph.D. Sociology of Religion, Expected in May 2020
M.A., Sociology, Baylor University, 2017
B.S. Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2012
Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, Capital Fellows Program, 2013


Cory is a fourth year PhD student from San Antonio. He received a Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences from Texas A&M in 2012, and a Master of Arts in Sociology from Baylor in 2017. Before attending Baylor, Cory attended a one-year seminary program in 2013, and has worked in homeless and family ministry.

His research interests have included quantitative approaches to topics of religion, culture, family, criminology, and internet technologies. His work is primarily with religion and moral schemas as independent variables influencing outcomes including family life, social cohesion, and deviant behaviors.

He has enjoyed teaching undergraduates at Baylor the past two semesters in Intro to Sociology. In his teaching, he prioritizes dynamic discussion and interaction among the students. He also puts great emphasis on opportunities for students to connect class material to their unique interest and purpose. Student feedback has highlighted his genuine care for students and his ability to stir interest in the material.

 “Baylor has been a wonderful place for graduate studies. It is a true pleasure to work with the faculty that are greatly respected in their field and whose work has long been influential in my own intellectual journey. The size and atmosphere of the department and university allow for easy and effective working relationships among the graduate students.”

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