David Morris

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Address: 88 Wentworth Street, Room 204
Phone: 843-953-4485
E-mail: morrisds@cofc.edu


Ph.D., Sociology, University of Virginia
Dissertation: "Enduring Disruption:  The Effect of Peer Behavioral Disruptions in School on Educational and Social Inquality"

M.A., Sociology, University of Virginia

B.S., Education, Miami University of Ohio

Research Interests

Education and Schooling, Criminology and the Justice System, Juvenile Delinquency, Political Behavior, Racial/Ethnic and Class Inequality, Quantitative Methods, Family.

Courses Taught

  • SOCY 101:  Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCY 271:  Social Statistics: Making Sense of Sociological Data
  • SOCY 272:  Making Sense of Sociological Data


Peer Reviewed Journals

Morris, David S. 2018. “Twitter versus the Traditional Media: A Survey Experiment Comparing Public Perceptions of Campaign Messages in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.” Social Science Computer Review.

Morris, David S. and Jonathan S. Morris. 2017. “Evolving Learning: The Changing Effect of Accidental Exposure and Internet Access on Political Knowledge and Engagement (1998-2014).” Sociological Forum.

Potter, Daniel and David S. Morris. 2017. "Family and Schooling Experiences in Racial/Ethnic Academic Achievement Gaps: A Cumulative Perspective." Sociological Perspectives.

Morris, David S. 2016. "Extracurricular Activity Participation in High School: Mechanisms Linking Participation to Math Achievement and 4-Year College Attendance.” American Educational Research Journal

Morris, David S. (Forthcoming).  "Actively Closing the Gap?  Social Class, Organized Activities, and Academic Acheivement in High School."  Youth & Society.

Morris, David S. and Jonathan S. Morris (Forthcoming).  "Digital Inequality and Participation in the Political Process:  Real or Imagined?"  Social Science Computer Review.

Book Chapters

Morris, David S. 2017. “Campaign Messaging During the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: How Twitter Compares to the Traditional Media.” in The Internet and the 2016 Presidential Campaign, edited by J. Baumgartner and T. Towner. Rowman and Littlefield.

Baumgartner, Jody C., David S. Morris, and Jonathan S. Morris.  2013.  "Of Networks and Knowledge:  Young Adults and the 2012 Republican Presidential Primaries." in Presidential Campaiging and Social Media, edited by D. Schill and J.A. Hendricks.  Oxford University Press.