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Christopher S. Bradley, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Sociology

Troy University
Troy, Alabama 36103
MSCX 132
Telephone: 1-334-808-6546



PhD, Bowling Green State University. Degree in sociology. Major area: social psychology.  Minor area: statistics and methodology.

MA, Bowling Green State University.  Degree in sociology.  Concentration in social psychology.

BS, Northern Arizona University.  Degree in sociology.  Minor in social work.

Areas of Expertise:

Social psychology; sociology of religion; research methods; statistics; racial and ethnic relations.


Christopher joined the Troy faculty in 2015.  His current research interests include the intersections of social psychology and religiosity, with the specific focus on how empathetic responses vary as a function of religious affiliation.  To date Christopher has published nine peer reviewed journal articles, authored twenty applied research reports, accrued over $200,000 in grants and has co-wrote a book (with the late Anson Shupe) which examines the intersections of social psychology and Zen Buddhism. 

Courses Taught at TROY:

Introduction to Sociology;
Social Institutions;
Social Stratification;
Social Behavior;
Minorities in U.S. Social Structure;
Research Methods;