For the past six years, Lee has participated in the Emory and Morehouse Conference, which is by invitation only. Students must be sponsored by sociologists from their institution. Acceptance is determined by a committee comprised of Emory and Morehouse faculty.
Kacey Mobley, a second year presenter from the Cayman Islands, wrote, “A Demographic Comparison of Western Caribbean Countries: Cuba, Jamaica, and the Cayman Islands.”
Brandon Patterson, from Virginia Beach, authored an analysis of data and literature review of unemployment during the economic recession. The work is titled, “Jobless in America: A Demographic Study of Unemployment in America.”
Alora Davenport, of Atlanta, Ga., presented the work entitled, “A Contemporary Perspective on George Homans and Social Exchange Theory,” was written for history of sociological theory.
Matt Ray’s research, sponsored by sociologist Bennett Judkins, proposed “Does Higher Education Lead to a Decline in Religiosity?” Ray’s research consisted of secondary data analysis and a review of research tracking the religiosity of college students as they achieve higher levels of education.
Professor of Sociology Karen Mundy Judkins was the faculty sponsor. Also attending the conference was Arlie Tagayuna, assistant professor of sociology at Lee and Andrew Ellis, an officer in the sociology club.
Abstracts and programs can be accessed at the Emory University website, www.sociology.emory.edu/SUESS/index.html Previous abstracts of Lee University participants may also be found in the Emory archives