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Assistant Professor of Sociology, Olivet Nazarene Univeristy, Bourbonnais, Illionis
Three Manuscripts on the Relationship Between Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, and the Resiliency and Growth of Military Veteran-Owned Firms in the Rural United States
Research Scientist, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
James Clark Davidson
Stressing In: A Sociological Examination of Discrimination and Health of Racial and Health of Racial and Ethic Minority Groups
Assistant Professor of Sociology, California State University, Northridge and Research Associate, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations, and Health Disparities
Educational Trajectories During the Great Recession Effects of Community, Homeownership and Race
Research Analyst at Ken Consulting, INC., Bowie, Maryland
The Long Arm of Childhood Bereavement: Parental Death and Pathways to Adult Health and Educational Inequalities
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Human Flourishing Program, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University
Understanding Addiction: A Sociological Analysis of Technological Device Addiction and Attachment in the Digital Age
Acting chair and Assistant Professor, Campbell University, North Carolina
Kenneth Vaughan, Jr.
Religion, Anti-Immigrant Sentiment, and Attitude toward Democracy: An Evaluation of Changing Europe
Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut
The Changes and Patterns of Turkish Family Values under the Conflicts of Religion and Modernity
Assistant Professor, Hittit University, Çorum Merkez/Çorum, Turkey
Modding My Religion: Exploring the Effects of Digital Technology on Religion and Spirituality.
Assistant Professor, Lynchburg College
Accelerated and Micro-longitudinal Approaches to UnderstandingDepressive Symptoms and Human Flourishing.
Post-doc, Harvard University
The Complexity of Disadvantage: Examining the Effects of MoralEcology on Adolescent Educational Outcomes.
Post-doc, University of Virginia
Ontological Coherence and Psychological Distress: The Role of Divine Beliefs.
Assistant Professor, Union University
Cross-National Analysis of the Association Between Subjective Social Status and Health.
Current: Research Fellow, The Institute of Health and Environment, Seoul National University.
First Placement: Research Analyst, Center for Health and Bioscience, Baker Institute,Rice University
Religion in Post-Communist China: Exploring the Dynamic of Religious Coping and Religious Tolerance in a Regulated Society.
UX Researcher at Facebook
Robert Thomson Jr.
Religion and Different Injustice.
Current: University of Alabama in Huntsville
First Placement: Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Rice University
Student Success in Higher Education: An Analysis of the Effects of Support and Community.
Owner/Operator, Prosper Projects, Atlanta, Georgia
The Impact of Technology, Talent, and Tolerance on Community Satisfaction.
Director of Data and Research, Prosper Waco
Gender and Status in the Religious Congregation.
Assistant Professor, Mary Hardin-Baylor University
Changing Patterns in Marijuana Use among High School Seniors: Latent Modeling of Time-Series Cross-Sections (1976-2013).
Current placement: Senior Social Science Analyst, Health Care Team – Research Support Group, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC
First Placement: Demographic Survey Statistician, US Census Bureau, Suitland, MD
Religious Participation During the Quarter-Life Crisis: Examining the Relationship Between Congregations and Emerging Adults.
Product Manager, Amazon Connections
Religion and Interracial Marriage.
Current: Assistant Professor, Seattle Pacific University
First Placement: Post-doc University of Virginia, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture in Charlottesville, VA.
Contextualizing Immigrant Adolescents' High School Outcomes by Their School Environments and Friend Groups.
Senior Research Analyst, Federation of State Medical Boards
The Intersection of Race and Religion in the United States.
Assistant Professor, Providence College, Providence, RI
Religion and Entrepreneurship: The Role of Religious Beliefs and Values on FemaleEntreprenueurship.
Current: Research Director, Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences, University of Wisconsin, Madison
First Placement: Post-doc, Research Associate, Center for Women's Health Research, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Utilizing a Web Survey to Examine Retention within an Insurance Company.
Current: Director of Institutional Research, University of the Incarnate word, San Antonio, Texas
Second Placement: Director of Evaluation and Surveys, University of Texas, Arlington
First Placement: Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness, Wayland Baptist University.
Romantic Partner Selection in a Religious Marriage Market.
Current: Adjunct Professor, Ringling College of Art and Design, Liberal Arts Department, Sarasota.
First Placement: Teaching Assistant/Instructor, UNC Wilmington, NC
Faith-Based Higher Education and the Religiosity of Christian College Students.
Current: Department Chair & Associate Professor, Sociology and Family Studies, Union University, Jackson, Tennessee.
First Placement: Senior Research Analyst, Federation of State Medical Boards, Euless, TX
Physician and Patient Interactions: The Role of Belief and Values in Directing Clinical Conversations.
Assistant Professor, Hope College, Holland, Michigan
Community Satisfaction: The Solution for Rural Communities.
Associate Dean of Incarnate Word Academy High School and Adjunct Professor, Lone Star College-Kingwood.
Graduation Rates, Success and High School Quality.
Assistant Professor, University of Mobile, Alabama
Are We Content with eContent Delivery? A Comparative Analysis of an eTextbook versus Print Experience in the University Classroom.
Current: Business Owner, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and More of San Antonio, TX
First Placement: Coordinator of Assessment and Program Improvement, Baylor University Libraries
Health Disparities in India: The Role of Gender, Family, and Culture.
Current: Associate Professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
First Placement: Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Religion, Sexuality, and Gender: An Individual and Organizational Analysis.
Current: Associate Professor, Clemson University
First Placement: Assistant Professor, University of Mobile
Effervescence and Solidarity in Religious Organizations.
Current: Associate Professor, College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID
First Placement: Assistant Professor, College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID
Self-Employment in the United States.
Instructor, Parish Community College
Religious Identities: Self-Identification and Denominational Affiliation.
Associate Professor,Hardin-Simmons University,Abilene, TX
Variations in the Sociology of Islam and Gender: A Multi-level Analysis of Islam and Gender in Majority Muslim Contexts
Current: Senior Research Associate, Department of Economics
Second: Post-doc Research Associate at City University of New York
First Placement: Post-doc Scholar and Concurrent Lecturer, Department of Economics,University of Chicago
Whose Change Is It?: A Multimodal Exploration of Urban Ecology and Gentrification Resistance in Crumbling Black Communities.
Current: Assistant Professor, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
First Placement: Visiting Assistant Professor, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA
Science and Religion in 21st Century America: A Sociological Perspective.
Current: Associate Professor, East Tennessee State Universtiy
First Placement: Assistant Professor, East Tennessee State University
Congregational Growth, Closure, Identity, and Diversity.
Executive Pastor, Rhea Mill’s Baptist Church, McKinney, TX
Social Disorganization Theory and Crime Across the Metropolitan-Nonmetropolitan Divide.
Current: Senior Manager, Research and Insights, Atlanta Hawks.
First Placement: Science Strategist, Schapiro Group, GA
Wages of Mexican American Women: Beyond Human Capital.
Current: Statistical Data Analyst, III Early Warning System, Austin, TX
First Placement: Analyst, ALI Solutions
Beyond the West: Religion, Conformity, and Subjective Well-Being in Contemporary Chinese Society.
Instructor, Renmin University, Beijing, China
Cultivating the Common Good: Civic Life and Religious Contexts in American Society.
Current: Assistant Professor, BU School of Social Work, Waco,TX
First Placement: Assistant Professor, Dep. Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, LSU, Shreveport, LA
American Buddhism: A Sociological Perspective.
Associate Professor, Catawba College, NC
Federal Employment Concentration and Religion process in Rural America.
Current: Temporary fulltime Lecturer, Sociology, Baylor University
First Placement: Senior Research Analyst, Perryman Group, Waco, TX
The Significance of Place: A Multi-lever Analysis Situating Trust in a Community Context.
Current: Director of Research, Texas Hunger Initiative, Baylor University
First Placement:Analyst Programmer, Institutional Research & Testing, Baylor University
Do Modern Video Games Impact the Cultural Perceptions and Acceptance of Racial Stereotypes? A Qualitative Assessment of Video Game Usage.
Part-time Instructor, McLennan Community College
Courting the Presidential Library System: Are President George W. Bush and Baylor University a Match Made in Heaven?
Associate Professor, Quachita Baptist University
Traveling Longer to Stay in Place: Understanding Commuting in Rural and Urban America.
Current: Director of Criminal Justice Research at Larua and John Arnold Foudation, Washington, DC
Previous: Senior Vice President of Research, Anderson Press Incorporated, Atlanta, GA
Helen Kennedy Powell Wise
Casinos and the Quality of Life: Evidence From The Riverboats in Louisiana.
Assistant Professor, Sociology, Louisiana State University, Shreveport
A Comprehensive Approach to Community Network Planning: A Case Study of the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
Current: Senior Study Director, Westat, San Antonio, TX
First Placement: Research Director, PTV DataSource
Police Performance, Public Safety, and Curfew Application: A Longitudinal Study of Community Perspects at the Local Level.
Current: Assistant Vice President of Research and Data Integration, Federation of State Medical Boards
First Placement: Marketing Research, Reliant Energy
An Examination of the Impact of Ethnicity and Ethnic Identification on Consumer Behavior.
Current: Professor, East Tennessee State University
A Segmentation Modeling Analysis of Factors Affecting Mammography Compliance.
Current: Chief Marketing Officer, TXU Energy