Kevin D. Dougherty

Kevin D. Dougherty
Professor of Sociology
Graduate Program Director
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Education

Ph.D. in Sociology, Purdue University, 2003
M.S. in Sociology, Purdue University, 1999
B.A. in Communication Arts, summa cum laude, George Fox College, 1993

Biography

Dr. Kevin Dougherty is an award-winning teacher and active researcher. He teaches large sections of Introduction to Sociology almost every semester. At the graduate level, he teaches the Seminar in Teaching and The Sociology of Religious Organizations. His research explores religious affiliation, religious participation, racial diversity in congregations, congregational growth and decline, and the impact of religion on other realms of social life such as community involvement, politics, and work. He also regularly writes and speaks about innovative teaching. His published research appears in leading academic journals and has been featured in news media such as the Chronicle of Higher Education, CNN, National Public Radio, and USA Today.


Recent Publications

Daniel M Allen, Sean Strehlow, Audrey M. Chisum, Kevin D. Dougherty, Perry L. Glanzer, and Sarah A. Schnitker. Forthcoming. “Student-Athletes’ Religious Beliefs, Religious Behaviors, and Religious Identity at a Christian University.” Journal of College and Character

J. J. Burtt, Rory Jones, Jonathan Cox, Dahron Mize, Kevin D. Dougherty, Perry L. Glanzer, and Sarah A. Schnitker, Forthcoming. “Factors Associated with Vertical and Horizontal Faith Maturity at a Christian University.” Journal of Research on Christian Education.

Perry L. Glanzer, Kevin D. Dougherty, Theodore F. Cockle, and Phil Davignon. Forthcoming. “The Ethnic Church Attendance Gap at Christian Colleges.” International Journal of Christianity and Education.

Kevin D. Dougherty, Perry L. Glanzer, Jessica A. Robinson, Juliette L. Ratchford, and Sarah A. Schnitker. Forthcoming. “Baylor Faith and Character Study: Methods and Preliminary Findings.” Christian Higher Education

Kevin D. Dougherty, Daniel M. Allen, Ryan J. Dougherty. 2022. "Denominational Identity and Athletic Success at Chrisitan Colleges." Journal of Research on Christian Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/10656219.2022.2059126

J. J. Burtt, Rory Jones, Jonathan Cox, Dahron Mize, Kevin D. Dougherty, Perry L. Glanzer & Sarah A. Schnitker. 2022. "Factors Associated with Vertical and Horizontal Faith Maturity at a Christian University." Journal of Research on Christian Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/10656219.2022.2042440

Kevin D. Dougherty, Gerardo Marti, and Todd W. Ferguson. 2021. “Racial Dynamics of Congregations and Communities: A Longitudinal Analysis of United Methodist Congregations, 1990-2010.” Social Forces. 100(1): 345-374.

Mitchell J. Neubert, Cindy Wu, and Kevin D. Dougherty. 2021“Servant Leadership from Multiple Domains and Follower Work Behavior.” Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion. 18(4): 272-292.

Kevin D. Dougherty and Mark T. Mulder. 2020. “Worshipping Local? Congregation Proximity, Attendance, and Neighborhood Commitment.” Review of Religious Research 62(1): 27-44.

Kevin D. Dougherty and Jerome R. Koch. 2020. “Religious Tattoos at One Christian University.” Visual Studies 34(4): 311-318.


Dr. Dougherty's Full Curriculum Vitae.

Department of Sociology

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