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Ryan T. Cragun


Ryan T. Cragun

Meet Ryan T. Cragun

Associate Professor, Sociology

Education: 2000 University of Utah, B.A.
2004 University of Cincinnati, M.A.
2007 University of Cincinnati, Ph.D.

Courses Taught: Sociology of Religion
Statistics for the Social Sciences

Career Specialties: Ryan Cragun specializes in the sociological study of religion, focusing on Mormonism, the nonreligious and secularization.

Professional and Community Activities: He is a member of the American Sociological Association, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, the Mormon Social Science Association, the Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network and the Center for Atheist Research.

He has served as an expert legal witness on Mormonism, has consulted widely on news stories about Mormonism and the nonreligious, and has been invited to present his research to a variety of local and national groups. His research has been published in a range of journals, including: Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion , Sociology of Religion , Nova Religio , and Journal of Contemporary Religion . He is the author or co-author of several book chapters and two books: Could I Vote for a Mormon for President? and What You Don't Know About Religion (but Should) .

Honors and Awards: Cragun has twice received the Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award from the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education at The University of Tampa.