DONALD PAUL SULLINS

Curriculum Vitae

Department of Sociology
Aquinas Hall 116C
The Catholic University of America
Washington, D.C. 20064
Phone: (202) 319-5943
E-Mail: sullins@cua.edu

Note:  The online version of this document, posted at http://faculty.cua.edu/sullins/sullins.htm, contains links to the full text of most articles and syllabuses listed.

Personal
Born 1953, married since 1985 with 3 children and 2 grandchildren.  A former Anglican priest, ordained under the Pastoral Provision to the Catholic priesthood in May 2002.  Our older son and  daughter are adopted from Korea and China.

Positions/Experience

Current -   Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology
   
             The Catholic University of America

                Associate Pastor, St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, Hyattsville, Maryland 

                President and Director of Research, Leo Institute for Catholic Social Research
                Director, Summer Institute of Catholic Social Thought

                Fellowships: 
                Senior Fellow for Family Research, The Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI), Washington, DC
               
Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies, The Catholic University of America
               
St. Ignatius Loyola Fellow for Catholic Identity, Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education (2010)                 
                Member of:
                Governing Board and Membership Chair, Society of Catholic Social Scientists
                Board of Experts, Aleteia

1999-2005 - Assistant Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Catholic University of America
1998-9 - Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Catholic University of America
1994-8 - Rector, All Saints Church, Sunderland, Md.
1992-3 - Research Assistant, Life Cycle Institute, Washington, D.C.
1989-92 - Principal, St. Timothy's School, Catonsville, Md.
1984-89 - Curate, St. Paul the Apostle; Vicar, Holy Cross; both in Baltimore, Md.
1983-84 - Executive Director, Paul's Place soup kitchen and homeless shelter, Baltimore, Md.
1981-82 - Programmer/Analyst, GEICO Insurance
1974-79 - Elementary/Secondary school teacher, Anne Arundel County, Md.

Publications/Professional Products   (Some online articles require the free Adobe Reader to open.)

A. Books

Keeping the Vow: the Untold Story of Married Catholic Priests. (Oxford University Press, 2015).

The Conjugal Family: An Irreplaceable Resource for Society. With Pierpaolo Donati, eds. (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2015).

Catholic Social Thought: American Reflections on the Compendium. With Anthony Blasi, eds. (Lexington Press:  October 2008).

Now and Forever: The Catholic University Student Prayer Book. Paul Sullins, ed. (Catholic University of America: 2007).

A. Refereed publications

"The History of the 1980 Pastoral Provision." The Catholic Historical Review.  2017 (forthcoming).

"The Conjugal Family in America." Chapter 4 in Donati and Sullins (Ed.). The Conjugal Family: An Irreplaceable Resource for Society (Libreria Editrice Vaticana , 2015 (forthcoming).

"The Tragedy of Divorce for Children." Chapter in McCarthy, M. (Ed.). Recovering Origins: Adult Children of Divorce (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2015 (forthcoming).

"The Unexpected Harm of Same-sex Marriage: A Critical Appraisal, Replication and Re-analysis of Wainright and Patterson's Studies of Adolescents with Same-sex Parents.British Journal of Education, Society and Behavoural Science   11(2):1-22, August 2015.

"Aborting Sex: Gay Rights as an Anti-Life Movement.Life and Learning XX (2015):1-18.

"Emotional Problems among Children with Same-Sex Parents: Difference by Definition.British Journal of Education, Society and Behavoural Science   7(2):99-120, February 2015.

"Child Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Same-Sex Parent Families in the United States: Prevalence and Comorbidities.British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research   6(10):987-998, January 2015.

"Bias in Recruited Sample Research on Children with Same-Sex Parents Using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ).Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, 5(5):375-387, January 2015.

"The Healing Community: A Catholic Social Justice Critique of Modern Health Care." The Linacre Quarterly, 81,2(May 2014):172-181 .

"The Invalidity of Anglican orders and the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter." Homiletics and Pastoral Review, September 22, 2013.

The Effect of University Characteristics on Student Religiousness: A Meta-analysis of Catholic Universities." Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion 9(2013:Article 10):1-37.

"Institutional Selection for Conformity: The Case of Catholic Priests." Sociology of Religion (Spring 2013), 74(1):56-81.

"Social Sciences" entry in New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-13 (Ethics and Philosophy):1434-1437. Ed. Robert L. Fastiggi. 4 vols. Detroit: Gale, 2013.

"Sitting in Church: Regionalization in Worship Settings." SAGE Open, Oct-Dec 2012.

"Imagined Communion: A Virtual Nation for Virtuous Nations." in Sharkey, Stephen R. (Ed.). 2012. Sociology and Catholic Social Teaching: Contemporary Theory and Research. Ch.2: 41-58, Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press.

"American Catholics and Same Sex Marriage." Catholic Social Science Review 15(2010):97-123.

"The Meaning and Means of a Catholic Intellectual Culture." Studies in Catholic Higher Education, Spring 2010.

"The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church: Introduction and Critique." With Anthony Blasi. In Catholic Social Thought: American Reflections on the Compendium. Sullins and Blasi, eds. (Lexington Press: October 2008):vii-xiv.

"The Social Theory of Catholic Social Teaching." Chapter 2 in Catholic Social Thought: American Reflections on the Compendium. Sullins and Blasi, eds. (Lexington Press:  October 2008):15-28.

"Cigarette Smoking during Pregnancy: Independent Associations with Religious Affiliation." With Richard Gillum, MD., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Southern Medical Journal 101(7):686-692, July 2008.

"Sociology: A Catholic Critique." In The Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science and Social Policy, Varacalli, Krason, Myers and Coulter, eds. (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2007).

"New Momentum in the Church: Reflections and Report." Seminary Journal, January 2007.

"Beyond Christendom: Protestant/Catholic Distinctions in Coming Global Christianity." Religion, December 2006, 36(4):197-213.

"Gender and Religion: Deconstructing Universality, Constructing Complexity." American Journal of Sociology, November 2006, 112 (3):838–880.

"Centralization of Authority in Protestant Denominations: An Organizational Classification." Review of Religious Research, March 2004, 45(3):278-292.  For SPSS syntax to create the religious centralization classification (RELCENT) on the GSS, click here.

"Purity and Change: The Social Context of Bernstein's MASS." Reprinted by the Columbus (Ohio) ProMusica Orchestra, May 2004, as part of a national symposium; and by the Cleveland Symphony, July 2003.

"The Difference Catholic Makes: Catholic Faculty and Catholic Identity." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Winter 2004, 43 (1), 83-101.

"Abortion and Family Formation: Circumstance or Culture?" Life and Learning XII, Summer 2003.

"Catholic Social Teaching: What Do Catholics Know, and What Do They Believe?" Catholic Social Science Review, October 2003, 7:243-264.

"Paul Hanly Furfey and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition" Chapter 8 in Misztal, Villa and Williams, eds., Paul Hanly Furfey's Quest for a Good Society (Washington, DC: CRVP, 2005).

"A Little Knowledge of the Catholic Church. . ." Society, March/April 2003.

"The Unintended Consequences of Mifepristone: Evidence from the Clinical Trials." Life and Learning XI, Summer 2002.

"Empty Pews and Empty Altars: A Reconsideration of the Catholic Priest Shortage." Catholic Social Science Review, October 2001, 6:253-270.

"Religious Education Needs: A Recent Survey." With Stephen Palmer.  Momentum (Official Journal of the National Catholic Educational Association), September/October 2000, 31(3):74-76.

"The Stained Glass Ceiling: Career Attainment for Women Clergy." Sociology of Religion, September 2000, 61(3):243-266.

"Catholic/Protestant Trends on Abortion: Convergence and Polarity." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, September 1999, 38(3):354-369.

"Getting Coherent about Coherence: A Rejoinder to McKinney and Roof" Social Forces, December 1994, 73(2): 757-759.

"Switching Close to Home: Volatility or Coherence in Protestant Affiliation Patterns?"   Social Forces, December 1993, 72(2): 399-419.

B.  Invited lectures and presentations

"Innatism, Empiricism and Mysticism (and 'I'-Knowing)"Keynote address, Annual Assembly of the American Kinlein Association, Hyattsville, MD, October 18, 2014.

"Catholic Social Justice in Health Care".  Plenary address, Catholic Medical Association Convention, Santa Barbara, CA, October 24, 2013.

"Subsidiarity and Society: The Moral Person in a Moral Community"Keynote address, Annual Assembly of the American Kinlein Association, College Park, MD, October 9, 2013.

"Immanuel Kant's Ethics of Duty"Keynote address, Annual Assembly of the American Kinlein Association, Hyattsville, MD, October 13, 2012.

"Intellectual and Religious Conversion".  Speech to the Catholic Association of Scientists and Engineers, Hyattsville, Maryland, August 16, 2010.

"Nonresponse and factor applications of NSFG abortion data."  Presented at the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control, Hyattsville, Maryland, February 7, 2007.  This presentation was based on the article  "Choosing abortion", an analysis of abortion decision factors using the National Survey of Family Growth.

"Queering same-sex marriage: gay determinism, queer choice and the determination to love".  Presented at the conference "A Multi-Disciplinary Discussion of Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty", Columbus School of Law, Washington, D.C., December 11, 2006.

"Imagined communion: virtual nationality and virtuous nations".  Invited public lecture presented at the conference "The Catholic Church as Global Actor", Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion and Public Life, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, May 6, 2006. 

"Pure Changes: the Social Context of Bernstein's MASS".  Invited public lecture presented at “MASS: A Symposium", produced by the ProMusica Orchestra, Columbus, Ohio, May 6, 2004.

"The Future of the Catholic Church in the West".  Invited public lecture presented at the conference “The Future of the Church in a Globalized World”, Center for Christian Study, Charlottesville, Virginia, April 2, 2004.

Manuscript  Reviewer: American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Australian Catholic University, Catholic Social Science Review, International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, Journal of Church and State, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Social Science Quarterly, Sociological Quarterly, Review of Religious Research, Social Forces, and Sociology of Religion. I have also reviewed book manuscripts for Catholic University Press, Fortress Press, Harper and Row, McGraw-Hill, Oxford University Press, Prentice-Hall, and Wadsworth Publishing. 

C.  Reviews

Review of  Same Call, Different Men: The Evolution of the Priesthood since Vatican II. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2012, by Mary Gautier, Paul Perl and Stephen Fichter (Liturgical Press, 2012), Catholicbooksreview.org.

Beyond Biology? Gay Parenting and the Conjugal Ideal.  Review of Henry Bos, Parenting in Planned Lesbian Families (Amsterdam University Press , 2004), David M. Brodzinsky and Adam Pertman (eds), Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011), and Fiona Tasker and Jerry Bigner, Gay and Lesbian Parenting: New Directions (Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 2007), Humanum Review: Same Sex Unions, Fall 2012.

POSTCRIPTUM: BAAF vs. Regnerus on Gay Parenting, Humanum Review: Same Sex Unions, Fall 2012.

Review of Homosexuality and the Crisis of Anglicanism, by William Sachs (Cambridge University Press, 2009), Religion 41(May 2011).

Review of Debating God's Economy: Social Justice in America on the Eve of Vatican II, by Craig Prentiss (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2007), Religion 40(May 2010).

Review of The Catholic Social Imagination: Activism and the Just Society in Mexico and the United States, by Joseph Palacios (University of Chicago Press: 2007), Religion 39(May 2009):90-91.

Review of Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures (Ignatius Press: 2005) and Values in a Time of Upheaval (Crossroad Publishing: 2006), by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI for The Journal of Church and State, Spring 2007, 49(2): 368-70.

Review of Priests: A Calling in Crisis, by Andrew M. Greeley (University of Chicago Press: 2004) for Contemporary Sociology, July 2005. 

Review of The Politics of Deviance, by Anne Hendershott (Oxford University Press: 2002) for The Catholic Social Science Review, October 2004.

Review of Goodbye Father: The Celibate Male Priesthood and the Future of the Catholic Church, by Richard Schoenherr (Oxford University Press: 2002) for American Catholic Studies (Journal of the American Catholic Historical Society), Fall 2003, 114(3): 78-80.

Review of The Structure of Resurrection Belief, by Peter Carnley (Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1993), Review of Religious Research Spring 1995, 36:92-93.

D.  Other publications and reports

"Polygamy: The Ultimate Inequality".  Aleteia News, Society section (www.aleteia.org), September 29, 2014

"Reflections on Absolute Ordination".  The Anglo Catholic, December 2009. 

"The Pastoral Provision Priests in the American Catholic Presbyterate".  37 pages.  Survey and interview report prepared for Archbishop John Myers, Archdiocese of Newark, Ecclesiastical Delegate for the Pastoral Provision.  Presented August 2009. 

"A Statistical Profile of Pastoral Provision Priests and Wives".  12 pages.  Preliminary statistical report prepared for Archbishop John Myers, Archdiocese of Newark, Ecclesiastical Delegate for the Pastoral Provision.  Presented June 2009. 

"The U.S. Catholic Bishops on the Pastoral Provision".  47 pages.  Survey  report prepared for Archbishop John Myers, Archdiocese of Newark, Ecclesiastical Delegate for the Pastoral Provision.  Presented May 2009. 

"Assessment and Feedback on the Pastoral Provision Process and Administration". 55 pages.  Survey and interview report prepared for Archbishop John Myers, Archdiocese of Newark, Ecclesiastical Delegate for the Pastoral Provision.  Presented April 2009. 

"A Brief Overview of the Anglican Use".  6 pages.  Survey  report prepared for Archbishop John Myers, Archdiocese of Newark, Ecclesiastical Delegate for the Pastoral Provision.  Presented December 2009. 

"Implications of 2007 October Attendance Count Trends".  18 pages.  Contract data analysis report prepared for the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council, Archdiocese of Washington.  Presented July 2008. 

"Parish Satisfaction and Planning Priorities". 81 pages.  Contract survey report prepared for St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Rockville, Maryland.  Presented March 2008. 

"Background and Preliminary Issues regarding Pastoral Provision Priests".  11 pages.  White paper prepared for Archbishop John Myers, Archdiocese of Newark, Ecclesiastical Delegate for the Pastoral Provision.  Presented August 2007. 

" Implications of 2006 October Attendance Count Trends".  16 pages.  Contract data analysis report prepared for the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council, Archdiocese of Washington.  Presented April 2007. 

"Determinants of Catholic School Enrollment in the District of Columbia".  28 pages.  White paper analysis report prepared for the Archdiocese of Washington.  Presented June 2007. 

"Fundamental Principles of Catholic Social Thought".  Four one-hour lectures presented at the Institute in Catholic Social Thought, Catholic University, May 21-25, 2007. 

"Community Needs and Values: A Profile".  19 pages.  Contract survey analysis report prepared for the Sisters of Saint Francis, Syracuse, New York.  Presented July 2006. 

"Community Needs and Values: A Profile".  19 pages.  Contract survey analysis report prepared for the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, Villa Maria, Pennsylvania.  Presented July 2006. 

"Characteristics and Satisfaction of Catholic School Parents".  269 pages.  Contract survey report prepared for the Office of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Arlington, Virginia.  Presented June 2006. 

"Community Needs and Values: A Profile".  20 pages.  Contract survey analysis report prepared for the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, Villa Maria, Pennsylvania.  Presented June 2006. 

"Updated Implications of October Attendance Count Trends".  11 pages.  Contract data analysis report prepared for the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council, Archdiocese of Washington.  Presented February 2006. 

"Needs and Values of Persons in Religious Life".  65 pages.  Contract survey report prepared for Strategic Planning Process of the Religious Formation Conference.  Presented November 2005. 

"Implications of October Attendance Count Trends".  11 pages.  Contract data analysis report prepared for the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council, Archdiocese of Washington.  Presented February 2005. 

Review of Priests: A Calling in Crisis, by Andrew M. Greeley (University of Chicago Press: 2004) for Contemporary Sociology, Fall 2004. 

Pure Changes: The Social Context of Bernstein's MASS." Presented at the symposium "A Simple Song: Leonard Bernstein's MASS and American Society, 1960-71", CUA's Rome School of Music, April 2, 2003.

"Genetics-related Religious Issues: Findings from a Clergy Leaders' Conference."  22 pages.  White paper prepared for the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Program of the Human Genome Project (HGP)United States Department of Energy (DOE).  June 2002. 

"Empty Pews and Empty Altars: A Reconsideration of the Catholic Priest Shortage (Abridged)." America 186(16):12-16, May 13, 2002.

"Analysis of Reapportioned Minority Senate Districts in New York City".  With James Loewen.  28 pages.  Report prepared for the New York State Legislature as expert testimony in voting rights litigation.  April 2002.

"The Church's Military Crisis." The Priest 57(9):35-37, September 2001.

"Profile of United States Catholic Parishes".  23 pages. Survey research prepared for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Presented April 15, 2001. 

"General Background (on Poverty Organizing Research)".  11 pages. Analysis prepared for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Presented April 15, 2001. 

"Future Issues for Addressing Poverty".  18 pages. Analysis prepared for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Presented March 15, 2001. 

"Catholic Social Teaching Knowledge and Identification".  17 pages. Analysis prepared for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Presented March 15, 2001. 

"Survey of CCHD Advisory Committee".  34 pages. Contract survey report prepared for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Presented March 15, 2001. 

"Assessment of CCHD Grants: Process, Policies, Programs".  28 pages. Contract survey report prepared for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Presented March 1, 2001. 

"Effects of CCHD Funding: A Comparative Evaluation of Funded and Non-funded Projects".  64 pages. Contract survey report prepared for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Presented March 1, 2001. 

"Survey of Catholic Parish Council Members".  87 pages. Contract survey report prepared for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Presented March 1, 2001. 

"Survey of Catholic Pastors".  57 pages. Contract survey report prepared for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Presented March 1, 2001. 

"Survey of CCHD Diocesan Directors".  91 pages. Contract survey report prepared for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Presented February 1, 2001. 

"Survey of CCHD Grant Applicants".  50 pages. Contract survey report prepared for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Presented February 15, 2001. 

"Survey of CCHD Grant Recipients".  91 pages. Contract survey report prepared for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Presented February 15, 2001. 

"Survey of U.S. Catholic Bishops".  53 pages. Contract survey report prepared for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Presented March 1, 2001. 

"Feedback from Staff Interviews".  52 pages. Contract survey and interview report prepared for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Presented January 23, 2001. 

"Research on Perceptions of Those in Religious Life".  18 pages. Contract literature review prepared for the Conference of Major Superiors of Men and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.  Presented December 10, 2000. 

"Poverty in America 2000: Disparity Amid Prosperity." Presented to the Bishops' Committee for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, National Conference of Catholic Bishops, August 9, 2000.  Portions of this report have been published in Momentum (Official Journal of the National Catholic Educational Association), November/December 2000, and on the website PovertyUSA.

Religion and the New Immigrants  Website developed for the Pew Charitable Trusts, National Gateway Immigrants Studies Project, July 2000.

"Assessment of Proposed Initiatives in Religious Education and Catechesis."  18 pages.  Contract report prepared for the Board of the National Catholic Educational Association.  Presented June 1, 2000. 

"Assessment of Actual and Proposed Reports for the Assessment of Catholic Religious Education".  33 pages.  Contract metrics report prepared for the National Catholic Educational Association.  Presented May 15, 2000. 

Congregations as Agents of Civic and Social Incorporation.  Website developed for the Catholic University Immigrants Study (Pew Charitable Trusts), April 2000.

"Lectures in Technology and Culture." A four-course curriculum developed for the Catholic University Honors Program. With Glen Johnson, Jean-Michel Heimonet, William McCarthy, Goeff Pingree, and Marc Sebrechts. January 2000.

"Research Findings on Catholic Military Chaplains."  163 pages.  Sponsored report presented to the Archdiocese for the Military Services, December 10, 1999.

"Of Angels, Soldiers and Priests" The Military Chaplain Nov/Dec 1999, 20(5).

"Priest Chaplains: Needs and Challenges Facing the Millennium" Keynote address for the Conference on Evangelization, Archdiocese for the Military Services, September 1999.

"Rabboni: Prayers for Classroom Use." Published by the Society for the Romance of the Faith, Catholic University of America, January 1998.

"Why not Orthodoxy?" Salve! November 1998.

Dissertation. Title: "Patterns of Protestant Congregational Affiliation."  Readers: Dean Hoge, John McCarthy and William D'Antonio. October 1997.

"Clergy Early Retirement: Long-term benefit or one-time boon?" The Living Church September 1996.

"The use of Distance Models in Affiliation Data" presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, October 1992 .

"A Philosophy of Christian Education" presented January 1992 to the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges and Schools.

D.  Other professional presentations, sessions, addresses, etc.

"Toward Tolerant Infidelity: American Catholics on Same Sex 'Marriage'."  Presented at the annual conference of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, MS, October 30, 2009.

Organizer, with the St. Thomas More Society, “Demonstration of Anglican Use Mass,”  for the annual conference of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, DeSales University, Center Valley, Pennsylvania, October 25, 2008.

Moderator, Session on “The Human Person”  for the annual conference of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, DeSales University, Center Valley, Pennsylvania, October 25, 2008.

Panelist, Session on "Developing a Sociology Textbook as a Companion Volume for the Compendium of Catholic Social Doctrine"  for the annual conference of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, St. John's University School of Law, Queens, New York, October 27, 2007.

Organizer, Session on "Abortion, the Church, and American Society: Past, Present, Future"  for the annual conference of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, St. John's University School of Law, Queens, New York, October 26, 2007.

"The Post-Abortion Generation."  Presented at the annual conference of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, St. John's University School of Law, Queens, New York, October 26, 2007.

"Exceptions that Prove the Rule: Married Convert Catholic Priests in the United States."  Presented at the annual conference of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, New York, August 10, 2007.

Moderator, panel on "New Momentum"  for the conference "The Catholic Church in America: 2006", presented by the Life Cycle Institute at the Pryzbyla Center, Catholic University, September 20-21, 2006.

Moderator, Session on "Life Issues and the Courts", annual conference of the University Faculty for Life, Villanova, Pennsylvania, June 3, 2006.

"Generational Change in Support for Abortion."  Presented at the annual conference of the University Faculty for Life, Villanova, Pennsylvania, June 3, 2006.

Consultant, Revision of Information for Growth (a catechetical metric), National Catholic Educational Association, May 26, 2006.

"Young Traditionalists: The Coming Generation of Catholics", presentation at Leadership Day, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Georgetown, Washington, D.C, April 2006.

December 7, 2005.  Life Cycle Institute.  Panel Respondent to Michele Dillon, Catholic Women in a Changing Church.

Convenor, Session on "Perspectives on The Compendium of Catholic Social Doctrine", annual conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Rochester, New York, November 4-7, 2005.

"The Social Theory of the Social Teachings."  Presented at the annual conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Rochester, New York, November 6, 2005.

Moderator, Session on "The Compendium of Catholic Social Doctrine: Presuppositions, Principles and Policies", annual conference of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Steubenville, Ohio, October 30, 2005.

"The Four Permanent Principles of Catholic Social Teaching."  Presented at the annual conference of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Steubenville, Ohio, October 30, 2005.

Panel Respondent, Session on "The Compendium of Catholic Social Doctrine: Labor and Economic Justice", annual conference of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Steubenville, Ohio, October 30, 2005.

"Gender, Risk and Religiousness: A Defense of Social Factors".  Presented at the annual conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Norfolk, Virginia, October  2003.

"Pure Changes: the Social Context of Bernstein's MASS".  Invited public lecture presented at the symposium “A Simple Song: Leonard Bernstein's MASS and American Society, 1960-71,”on the occasion of the inauguration of the Pryzbyla Campus Center building, Catholic University of America, April 2, 2003.

"The Social Virtues of Celibacy".  Presented at the annual conference of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 18, 2002.

Moderator, Session on "Life Issues", annual conference of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 19, 2002.

"The Changing Face of Poverty".  Invited lecture to the annual organizing conference of the Diocese of Galveston/Houston, Houston, Texas, March 25, 2002.

"Catholic Social Teaching and Catholics".  Presented at the annual conference of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 27, 2001.

"Where and why people sit in church".  Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, Fullerton, California, August 17, 2001.

Moderator, Session on Mysticism and Faith Healing, annual conference of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, Fullerton, California, August 17, 2001.

"RU-486 and Abortion Choice".  Presented at the annual meeting of the University Faculty for Life, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 1, 2001.

"A Sociology of Abortion Choices".  Presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Steubenville, Ohio, October 28, 2000.

Moderator, Session on "Philosophy and Sociology" at the annual conference of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Steubenville, Ohio, October 28, 2000.

"Empty Pews, Empty Altars:  A Critical Examination of the Schoenherr-Young Hypothesis." Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, Washington, D.C., August 11, 2000.

Think Tank Participant: "Visions of the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of the Human Genome Project". Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education and the U.S. Dept. of Energy, September 1999.

Chair of session "Values, Beliefs and Choices" at the Research Institute of the District of Columbia Sociological Society, April 10, 1999.

"The Religious Antecedents of Abortion Views".  Presented at the Research Institute of the District of Columbia Sociological Society, April 10, 1999.

Invited Participant, Reforming the Center Conference on Protestant denominations, sponsored by the Lilly Foundation, Messiah College, June 1996.

One of 60 participants at the Think Tank on Congregational Affiliation, Brandeis University, November 1992.

E. Sponsored and contract research

Project Title Sponsoring Agency Project Period Amount
Research on Married Catholic priests Archbishop John Myers, Archdiocese of Newark

9-2006 to 12-2007

$ 25,000

Determinants of Parent Satisfaction with Catholic Schools Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Virginia.

10-2005 to 8-2006

$ 24,484

Needs and Values of Persons in Religious Life Religious Formation Conference 2-2005 to 4-2006

$ 6,550

Composition of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., Census 2000. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archdiocese of Washington.

7-2002 to 12-2002

$ 1,000

Composition of Catholic Dioceses, Census 2000. Catholic Home Mission Society, U.S. Catholic Conference

9-2001 to 12-2002

$ 39,714

Research Support for Strategic Pastoral Assessment and Planning Process Catholic Campaign for Human Development, U.S. Catholic Conference

9-2000 to 12-2001

$ 79,346

Ethical and Pastoral Implications of Prospective Genomics Technologies   U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome Project 6-2000 to 5-2001 $ 26,874
Research on Perceptions of Those in Religious Life. Conference of Major Superiors of Men/Leadership Conference of Women Religious. 9-2000 to 12-2000 $ 1,500
Sociological Analysis of Poverty in America. Catholic Campaign for Human Development, U.S. Catholic Conference. 6-2000 to 8-2000 $ 1,200
Assessment of Proposed Initiatives in Religious Education and Catechesis.   National Catholic Educational Association. 12-1999 to 9-2000 $ 2,812
Assessment of the Assessment of Catholic Religious Education (ACRE).    National Catholic Educational Association. 2-2000 to 5-2000 $ 1,100
Research on Catholic Military Chaplains. Archdiocese for the Military Services, Archbishop Edwin O'Brien. 4-1999 to 12-1999 $ 15,961
Total $ 225,541

Statistical/Technical

I have provided fee-based statistical or technical support to a variety of projects, mostly in the areas of census data analysis; ecological inference (King method) and ecological regression; probit/logit models; structural equation modeling; and website design and maintenance.  Clients have included: the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., USA TODAY, Hispanic Churches in American Public Life (Pew Charitable Trusts), Religion and the New Immigrants (Pew Charitable Trusts), the Catechetical Assessment Program, the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership, and the state governments of Massachusetts, North Carolina, New York and Rhode Island.

Pedagogy/Instructional Efforts

    Courses Taught/Developed (link is to the related syllabus):

    Catholic Social Doctrine and Social Justice (3x)
   
Social Problems and Social Justice (14x)
   
Sociology Research Methods (6x)
    Sociology of Religion (5x)
    The Human Condition: Sociology of Culture (5x)
   
Social Stratification (3x)
    Senior Seminar in Social Theory (2x)
    Social Deviance (2x)
    Senior Seminar in Research and Statistics
   
Sociology of Cyberspace
    Critical Issues in Cybermedia
    Issues in Human Sexuality
    Social Psychology
    Social Teaching of John Paul II
    Introduction to Sociology
    Advanced Statistics: Categorical Models

Participation in Learned/Professional Societies

Member of the Board, Society of Catholic Social Scientists, and past or current member of: American Sociological Association, Association for the Sociology of Religion, Mensa, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Society of Catholic Social Scientists, University Faculty for Life.

Service (CUA)

Service (Church and Community)

Associate Pastor (part-time), St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, Hyattsville, Md.  2002-present. 

Chair, Parish Council, St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, Hyattsville, Md.  2000-2001. 

School Board, St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic School, Hyattsville, Md. Alternate Member 1999-2000.

Observer, Strategic Pastoral Planning and Assessment Process, Oversight Committee for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, National Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Summer 2000.  

Other

- directed soup kitchen (1983-4), founded 2 homeless shelters (1985 and 1987).
- founded the Baltimore Housing Ministry (1985), which provides long-term transitional housing for homeless persons.
- recipient of City of Baltimore Citizen Citation (1985) for work with homeless.
- established an urban college intern program (1986), becoming an approved service site for the National Association of Episcopal Schools.
- listed in Who's Who in America.

EDUCATION

1973 B.A., Philosophy and Religious Studies, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
1981 Master of Divinity, O.R.U. Seminary, Tulsa, Oklahoma
1983 Anglican Studies Certificate, Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Virginia
1995 M.A., Sociology, Catholic University of America
1998 Ph.D., Sociology, Catholic University of America

 

SCSS 2011 Conference Paper