Recent Graduate Alumni
Graduate Alumni Placement
Megan Rogers ('17)
Dissertation: "Faiths and Fortune: Religion among the Professional Middle Cleass in Urban China"
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Global Religion Research Initiative, Notre Dame, (2017 - Present)
Pete Barwis ('16)
Dissertation: "Power and Mobilization: The Problem of All-Volunteer Force Enlistment"
Senior Data Scientist, (2016 - Present)
Capture Higher Ed.
Cole Carnesecca ('16)
Dissertation: "Fate of the Gods: State Formation and the Emergence of Religious Modernity in China and Japan."
Assistant Professor (2016 - Present)
Zhejiang University, China
Bryant Crubaugh ('16)
Dissertation: "Not all Civic Action is Equal: How Place-Based and Identity-Based Civic Associations Differentially Impact Neighborhoods and Cities"
Assistant Professor of Sociology, (2016 - Present)
Amy Jonason ('16)
Dissertation: "Growing the Good Food Revolution: Strategies of Sustainable Community in Two Altruistic Civic Projects"
Assistant Professor, (2016 - Present)
Peter Mundey ('15)
Dissertation: “American Christianity & Consumerism: Understanding the Relationship Between Christian Economic Culture and Secular Consumer Culture.”
Affiliated Faculty (2014 - Present)
Bradley Vermurlen ('15)
Dissertation: "Reformed Resurgence: A Field-Theoretic Analysis of Religious Strength (and Weakness) in Advanced Modernity"
Director of Social Research (2015 - Present)
Docent Research Group
Meredith Whitnah ('14)
Dissertation: "Faith and the Fragility of Justice."
Assistant Professor of Sociology (2015 - Present)
Justin Farrell ('14)
Dissertation: "The Moral Meaning of Environmental Conflicts over Yellowstone."
Assistant Professor (2014 - Present)
Brandon R. Vaidyanathan ('14)
Dissertation: "Living in a Secular Age: Work, Lifestyle, and Religion in Bangalore and Dubai."
Chris Morrissey ('12)
Dissertation: "War, Peace, and Religious Advocacy: the Debate Over the Iraq War."
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology (2014 - Present)
George Fox University
Karen Monique Gregg ('12)
Dissertation: "The Safe and Sacred Pajama Party: Social Processes in a Religious Youth Ministry for High School Adolescents."
Visiting Assistant Professor
Montana State University
Patricia Snell Herzog ('11)
Dissertation: "People in Context: Perceptions of Social Dissonance and Community Involvement."
Assistant Professor (2013 - Present)
University of Arkansas
Bob Brenneman ('09)
Dissertation: “From Homie to Hermano: Conversion and Gang Exit in Central America."
Assistant Professor of Sociology (2010 - Present)
St. Michael’s College
Jon Hill ('09)
Dissertation: "Religious Pathways During the Transition to Adulthood: A Life Course Approach."
Assistant Professor (2009 - Present)