Media Appearances

I am available for television, radio, podcast, and print commentary related to the sociology of religion and a wide range of social issues. To inquire about media appearances, contact me quickly via email.

View my expert media profile on SheSource here.

Podcast / Radio

Television / YouTube

Study: Americans say politics are literally making them sick, lose sleep
WBIR – 8/26/19

Mass shootings and the loss of public space
WBIR – 8/5/19

Why Are Congregations so Divided?
Religion for Breakfast (Youtube series) – 8/1/19

Nostalgia and the Circle of Life
WBIR – 7/20/19

Notre Dame destruction felt worldwide
WBIR – 4/16/19

Social media amplifies hate
WBIR – 3/18/19

JOMO Week: Experts say technology can be like a dopamine hit
WBIR – 2/20/19

Generations Week: Breaking down stereotypes, trends and the biggest moments of each living generation
Greatest/Silent Gen | Baby Boomers | Gen X | Millennials | Gen Z
WBIR – 2/10/19 – 2/14/19

Violence as entertainment
WBIR – 1/27/19

What are the reasons for immediate gratification?
Press Plus Fact News – 1/17/19

Synagogue Shooting: Explaining Hate Crimes
WBIR – Knoxville – 10/29/1

Why do thrill seekers enjoy being scared? [The Sociology of Fear]
WBIR – Knoxville – 10/29/18

The Culture of Instant Gratification
Press TV – Iran – 10/10/18

Religion and Support for the Death Penalty
WBIR – Knoxville – 8/10/18

Old churches find new life beyond religion
WBIR – Knoxville – 7/25/18

#MeToo and the Arrest of Harvey Weinstein
WBIR – Knoxville – 5/25/18

Millennials and News Consumption
WBIR – Knoxville – 5/10/18

Maryville College students gather to memorialize Parkland victims
WIBR – Knoxville – 3/14/18

Congregational Acceptance of Gays and Lesbians
WBIR – Knoxville – 2/28/18

Support for legalized marijuana rises as TN lawmakers debate medical cannabis
WBIR – Knoxville – 2/27/18

Survey: More Tennesseans identifying as not religious
WBIR – Knoxville – 2/27/18

Hundreds of East Tenn. students walk out of class after school shootings
WBIR – Knoxville – 2/23/18

PEW survey of religious aspects of Christmas
WBIR – Knoxville – 12/19/17

#MeToo movement leads social change
WBIR – Knoxville – 12/6/17

Maryville College professor applauds ‘Silence Breakers’ as Time’s Person of the Year
WATE – Knoxville – 12/6/17

Culture of Harassment: How Do We Move Forward
WBIR – Knoxville – 11/29/17

Halloween Costumes & Cultural Appropriation
WATE – Knoxville – 10/31/17

#MeToo as Flash Activism
WBIR – Knoxville – 10/16/17

Allegations of Workplace Misconduct: What Happens Next
The CW – Knoxville – 12/5/17

Politicians and Social Media
WBIR – Knoxville – 10/9/17 (two segments)

Parties Differ More Than Ever on Values
WBIR – Knoxville – 10/6/17

Fewer Americans Saying ‘I Do’
WBIR – Knoxville – 8/1/17

Why the “Nones” Left the Church
WBIR – Knoxville – 8/24/16

Everyday Religion
WBIR-Knoxville – 4/19/16

The Gender Gap in Religion
WBIR-Knoxville – 3/31/16

Pope Francis’ Speech to U.S. Congress
WATE-Knoxville – 9/24/15

Pope Francis’ Visit to the United States
WBIR-Knoxville – 9/23/2015

Catholic Connections – PEW’s new Study of U.S. Catholics
WBIR-Knoxville – 9/3/2015

Target to move away from gender-based signs
WATE-Knoxville – 8/12/2015

Gender-neutral labeling
WBIR-Knoxville – 8/11/2015

Target takes down gender signs
WVLT-Knoxville – 8/10/2015

New Criminal Justice Major at Maryville College
WATE-Knoxville – 6/8/2015

Decline in Marriage Rates
WBIR-Knoxville – 6/3/2015

Millennials Lower Rates of Childbirth
WBIR-Knoxville – 5/5/2015

The Changing Roles of Fathers
WBIR-Knoxville – 3/17/15

Increase of Single Americans
WBIR-Knoxville – 9/10/14

Stay-at-Home Dads
WBIR-Knoxville – 6/12/14

LGBT Rights in the Workplace
WBIR-Knoxville – 5/13/14

Religion in East Tennessee
WBIR-Knoxville – 4/28/14

Cohabitation & Childbearing
WBIR-Knoxville – 1/21/14

Halloween Costumes / Gender & Kids
WBIR-Knoxville – 10/28/14

Rise of Single Fathers
WBIR-Knoxville – 7/9/13

Immigration Reform
WBIR-Knoxville – 4/24/13

Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade
WBIR-Knoxville – 1/29/13

Rise of the ‘Nones’
WBIR-Knoxville – 10/9/12

Rise of Cohabitation
WBIR-Knoxville – 7/23/12

Women & the Workplace
WBIR-Knoxville – 7/19/12

Print Media

Has denying Communion lost its political luster?
Religion News Service – 11/5/19

They Solemnly Swear Their Wedding Will Ditch Tradition
Wall Street Journal – 8/6/19

Why Dioceses Need to Support Struggling Latino Churches
America – 12/13/18

Why are we at each others’ throats? Healing polarization in our church
National Catholic Reporter – 11/30/18

“Nones” like it not
Aleteia – 8/19/18

As traditional parishes decline, ‘personal parishes’ find new interest
National Catholic Reporter – 7/12/18

MC’s Tricia Bruce receives grants, faculty fellowship to support research
Maryville College Newsroom – 7/10/18

Bishops adopt ‘pastoral response’ for Asian, Pacific Island Catholics
Catholic News Service – 6/14/18 [Cited as “a team of social scientists”]
Story also appears in National Catholic Reporter (6/14/18) and Crux (6/15/18)

What Is It Like to Move to Knoxville?
Greater Knoxville Business Journal – June 2018

Commitment, controversy from evangelical Catholic movement
San Francisco Gate – San Francisco – 2/10/18

An evangelical Catholic movement inspires commitment, stirs controversy
Philadelphia Inquirer – Philadelphia – 1/12/18

Trump hanté par le harcèlement sexuel
Tribune de Genève – 12/12/17

Maryville College sociology professor sees impact of culture in recent sexual harassment revelations
The Daily Times – Maryville – 12/4/17 [Front page story]

Maryville College Professor Publishes Book about Diversity in the Church
Highland Echo – Maryville – 10/11/17

Catholic Community Life on the Wane?
National Catholic Register – 10/4/17

Changing the parish to help keep unity in a changing Church
Crux News – 8/1/17

Making Parishes Personal
Crisis Magazine – 7/25/17

Making parishes more personal by making personal parishes
Crux News – 7/13/17

Pope Francis’ Speech to U.S. Congress
Knoxville Daily Times – 9/25/15