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Research Team

PROJECT STAFF

Dr. Christian Smith Dr. Christian Smith
Co-Principal Investigator
Professor of Sociology & Director, Center for the Study of Religion and Society, The University of Notre Dame
Research Areas:
religion in modernity, adolescents, evangelicalism, culture
Sara Skiles Sara Skiles
Project Manager, Wave 4
Specialty Area: manages the study through the University of Notre Dame
Rae Hoffman Rae Hoffman
Administrative Staff
The University of Notre Dame
Specialty Area: assists in managing the study through the Center for the Study of Religion & Society at the University of Notre Dame

PROJECT CO-INVESTIGATORS

Dr. Lisa Pearce Dr. Lisa Pearce
Wave 3 Co-Investigator and Wave 2 Co-Principal Investigator
Associate Professor of Sociology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Research Areas: religion and family-related preferences and behaviors
Dr. Stephen B. Vaisey Dr. Stephen Vaisey
Associate Professor of Sociology, Duke University
Research Areas: morality, culture and cognition, panel data
Dr. Melinda Lundquist Denton Dr. Melinda Lundquist Denton
Wave 1 Project Manager
Associate Professor of Sociology, Clemson University
Research Areas: religion, family and adolescents
Terri Clark Terri Clark
Project Manager, Waves 2-3
Specialty Area: manages the study through the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

Dr. Kyle Longest Dr. Kyle Longest
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Furman University
Research Areas: social psychology, adolescent development/life Course, culture, adolescent substance use
Dr. Mark Regnerus Dr. Mark Regnerus
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
Research Areas: religion and adolescent development and behavior
Dr. David Sikkink Dr. David Sikkink
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Notre Dame
Research Areas: religion and education
National Study of Youth and Religion


The National Study of Youth and Religion, funded by Lilly Endowment Inc., is under the direction of Dr. Christian Smith, Professor of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame, and Dr. Lisa Pearce, Assistant Professor of Sociology at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.