College of Business and Behavioral Science

Profile


Melinda Denton

Asisstant Professor


Office: 130-B Brackett Hall
Phone: 656-3817
Email: MELINDA@clemson.edu
 

 Educational Background

PhD Sociology
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 2006

MA Sociology
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 1999

BA Sociology and Communication
Seattle Pacific University 1996

 Courses Taught

Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Sociology - Honors
The Family
The Family - Honors
Sociology of Religion

 Profile

Melinda Lundquist Denton researches the intersection of religion and family life in the United States, with a current focus on the religious lives of adolescents. Dr. Denton’s primary work is with the National Study of Youth and Religion, a longitudinal mixed-method study of youth and young adults in the United States based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Notre Dame University. Dr. Denton completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 Research Interests

Family, Adolescence & Youth, Religion and Culture

 Research Publications

A Faith of Their Own: Stability and Change in the Religiosity of America's Adolescents by Lisa D. Pearce and Melinda Lundquist Denton. Oxford University Press, 2011.