Professor Wayne Thompson specializes in social dimensions of religion and crime, especially quantitative studies using sample survey research. Before he became a professor, he served on the research staffs of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York City. His publications include studies of congregational growth and decline, religion and media, and how Catholics make school enrollment choices for their children.
With his students, Prof. Thompson provides program evaluation research services for religious, human service and criminal justice agencies. He received his M.A. degree at the University of Arizona and Ph.D. in sociology from University of Connecticut. He joined the Carthage faculty in 1998.
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