Dr. Gay received his M.A. from Texas Tech University and his Ph.D. from Duke University. His primary teaching areas are the sociology of religion, social psychology, sport and society, research methods, and statistics. Along with graduate and undergraduate courses, Dr. Gay has taught diversity, LINC, GEP, Pegasus, and online courses. He has served the department as Graduate Coordinator and Associate Chair. He is also active in various sociological associations such as the Southern Sociological Society and the Association for the Sociology of Religion.
Sociology of Religion
Sociology of Sport
His published work has examined denominational differences in social attitudes, cohort comparisons of life course transitions, abortion attitudes, the effects of religious affiliation and commitment on subjective well-being, and the impact of race on denominational variations in attitudes toward civil liberties.
SYA 6455.0001 – Research Analysis – Tuesday 6:00 pm – 8:50 pm – Main Campus
SYO 4200.0001 – Religion in Society – Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm – Main Campus
Thursday 10:00-12:00 or by appointment
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