David Morris

Associate 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 271:  Social Statistics: Making Sense of Sociological Data
  • SOCY 272:  Making Sense of Sociological Data
  • SOCY 321:  Sociology of Education
  • SOCY 342:  Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOCY 357:  Political Sociology


Peer Reviewed Journals

Morris, David S. and Jonathan S. Morris. Forthcoming. “Partisan Media Exposure, Polarization, and Candidate Evaluations in the 2016 General Election.” Social Science Quarterly.

Morris, David S. 2021. “Polarization, Partisanship, and Pandemic: The Relationship between County-Level Support for Donald Trump and the Spread of COVID-19.” Social Science Quarterly.

Morris, David S. 2021. "Challenging the Stereotype that Minority Segregated Schools are Dangerous: Are Crime and Violence Really More Prevalent in Segregated Minority High Schools?" Race Ethnicity and Education. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/13613324.2021.1937093

Dickinson, George and David S. Morris. 2021. “End-of-Life Issues in U.S. Child Life Specialist Programs: 2009 - 2019.” Child and Youth Care Forum 50(2):351-362.

Morris, David S., Jonathan S. Morris, and Peter L. Francia. 2020. “A Fake News Inoculation? Fact Checkers, Partisan Identification, and the Power of Misinformation.” Politics, Groups, and Identities 8(5):986-1005.

Morris, David S. and Hector N. Qirko. 2020. “Saving ‘Little Sister’: A Test of the Effectiveness of Kinship Appeals in Conservation Marketing.”  Environmental Communication 14(4):481-491.

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 36(4):456-468.

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 32(2):339-358.

Potter, Daniel and David S. Morris. 2017. "Family and Schooling Experiences in Racial/Ethnic Academic Achievement Gaps: A Cumulative Perspective." Sociological Perspectives 60(1): 132-167.

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 53(5):1376-1410.

Morris, David S.  2015. “Actively Closing the Gap? Social Class, Organized Activities, and Academic Achievement in High School.”  Youth & Society 47(2):267-290. 

Morris, David S. and Jonathan S. Morris. 2014. “Digital Inequality and Participation in the Political Process: Real or Imagined?”  Social Science Computer Review 31(5):589-600.

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. 2014. “Of Networks and Knowledge: Young Adults and the 2012 Republican Presidential Primaries.” in Presidential Campaigning and Social Media, edited by D. Schill and J.A. Hendricks. Oxford University Press.