Writing


My work has appeared in a number of academic and popular press outlets.  Below, you will find selected writings organized by topic.

Sociology of Religion
-Church Refugees: Sociologists Reveal Why People are Done with the Church, But Not with the Faith. [w/Ashleigh Hope]. Group Publishing.
-The Air We Breathe: The Sociology of Religion. (forthcoming) [ w/George Sanders, Ph.D.]. Kendall Hunt Publishers.
-The Emerging Church: Religion at the Margins. Lynne Rienner/First Forum Press.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
-“Someone Else’s Shoes: Stakeholder Debates as a Means of Engaging Student Learning of Complex Social Problems.” Teaching Sociology. 38(3): 215-225. [w/Richard Pitt, Ph.D.]
-“Activating Diversity: The Impact of Student Race on Contributions to Course Discussions.” The Sociological Quarterly. 53(2):295-320. [w/Richard Pitt, Ph.D.]
-“The Impact of Racial Diversity in the Classroom: Activating the Sociological Imagination.” Teaching Sociology. 41(2): 144-158.

Community and Health
-“Social ties, Disorder and Distress: A Qualitative Examination Of The Protective Effects of Social Capital in Neighborhoods.” International and Multidisciplinary Journal of the Social Sciences. 2(1). [with Lindsey Callaway, Chris Dorris, and Emily Suhr].
-“Exploratory Analysis of Patients’ Motivations to Quit Smoking and Participate in Smoking Cessation Classes.” Family Medicine. 44(10):727-730. [with David Carlston, Ph.D., and Ahmed Mattar, M.D.]
-“‘I’m Gonna Show You What It’s Really Like Out Here’: The Power and Limitations of Participatory Visual Methods.” Visual Studies. 23(1):63-77.

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