Gary Shepherd

Gary Shepherd

Title: Professor of Sociology

Major Fields:

Sociology of religion, new religious movements, Mormonism, The Family, The Church Universal and Triumphant and Social and Political Movements.  

Teaching Areas:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Methods of Social Research
  • Self and Society
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Theories of Society and Culture

Representative Publications:

  • "The Social Construction of Prophecy in The Family International," with Gordon Shepherd, Novo Religio, forthcoming, summer 2006.
  • "Accomodation and Reform in The Family/Children of God," with Gordon Shepherd, Novo Religio, 9,1:67-92, 2005.
  • “Liberal Tolerance Among Honors College Students: A Regional Comparison,” Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, pages 101-114, vol. 92:2, December 2001.
  • Authors Meet Critics Session on Mormon Passage (published by University of Illinois Press, 1998), Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Columbus, OH, October, 2001.

External Web Links

  • Curriculum Vitae