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Richard Phillips

Associate Professor of Sociology

Phone: (904) 620-2850

Office: Building 51, Room 2233



Faculty Bio

Areas of Expertise 

Methods of social science research
Sociological theory


2001: Ph.D., Sociology – Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
1993: M.S., Sociology – Utah State University, Logan, Utah.
1990: B.A., Sociology – Weber State University, Ogden, Utah.


My area of expertise is the sociology of religion. My research centers on the construction and maintenance of religious identity, and on factors contributing to denominational growth and decline. Most of my work analyzes these phenomena within the Mormon Church.