Jeffrey Seymour earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Notre Dame, where he was awarded the David L. Dodge Memorial Teaching Award, an annual honor given to a sociology graduate student for excellence in teaching.
Before joining the Carthage faculty in 2014, he was a visiting assistant professor of sociology at Gustavus Adolphus College (2013-14).
Prof. Seymour’s research interests fall primarily within cultural sociology, social movements, sociology of religion, and social capital. His research projects have included examining the determinants of contemporary local option alcohol prohibition, the process of cross-movement coalition building among pro-life social movement organizations, how community resources impact local hate crime reporting, and a recently published co-authored paper in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion on social trust and reciprocal exchange among U.S. congregants.
He is a member of the American Sociological Association, the Midwest Sociological Society, and the North Central Sociological Association. He currently serves as the membership chair of the North Central Sociological Association.
- M.A., Ph.D., sociology — University of Notre Dame
- B.A., sociology and communication — Hope College (summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)
- SOC 1000 Introduction to Sociology
- SOC 200B Sociology of Sports
- SOC 3020 Sociological Research
- CRJ 3030 Corrections