Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Sociology
Office location and address
130 Hospital DrCharlottesville, Virginia 22904
Bradley Fellows at Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture
Source: Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation
September 01, 2004 – August 31, 2022
AS-IASC Vocation and the Common Good
Source: Lilly Endowment Inc.
November 01, 2014 – December 31, 2020
Character Formation in American Homes: A National Study
Source: John Templeton Foundation
October 15, 2010 – December 01, 2014
Studies the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology with special attention to sociological theory and research methods. Survey of the diverse substantive fields in the discipline with a primary emphasis on the institutions in contemporary American society.
Classical and contemporary theories and empirical research are examined to illuminate the changing role of religious belief and religious institutions in the Western World. Emphasizes the methodological problems of studying religion.
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.