Saint Michael's Department of Sociology and Anthropology


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BA in Philosophy, William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, 1962
Master’s of Divinity, Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Connecticut, 1965
Ph.D. in Sociology of Religion, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, 1968

Teaching Positions:
Saint Michael’s College, 1968 to present. Promoted to Full Professor, 1979

Professional Experience:

bulletEditor, Sociological Analysis: A Journal in the Sociology of Religion, 1979-1982
bulletPresident, Association for the Sociology of Religion, 1985.
bulletArea Editor for Sociology/Anthropology of Religion, Religious Studies Review, 1984-1991
bulletGoverning Board Member or Committee Chair: Religious Research Association, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and Association for the Sociology of Religion.

Other Experience:

bulletOrdained Minister in the American Baptist Churches, USA
bulletPastor, Valley Memorial Baptist Chapel, Kansas City, Missouri
bulletBaptist Chaplain at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
bulletModerator, Town of Colchester, Vermont, 1983 to present

Publications and Paper Presentations:

Seasons of Marriage and Family Life. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1982.

Social Consequences of Religious Belief, ed., Paragon House, 1989.

Religion and Global Order, ed., Paragon House, 1991.

Twenty-three articles in journals such as: Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Sociological Analysis, The World & I, The Christian Century, International Journal on World Peace, et al.

Eighteen chapters in various scholarly books.

Over 150 book reviews and notes

Paper presentations at over 70 conferences in the United States and other countries, including: Mexico, Canada, India, China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Russia, France, England, Uruguay, Martinique, and St. Martin.

Research Interests:

bulletSociology of Religion
bulletSociological Theory
bulletGlobalization Theory
bulletThe Family in the Occident and Orient
bulletHuman Rights: Historical Origins and Contemporary Developments
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