Associate Professor and Chair, Sociology
Kyle Longest completed his undergraduate degree in history and sociology at Indiana University and earned his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research centers on understanding how teens make the transition out of high school, focusing on substance use, religion and academic behaviors.
Dr. Longest's work has appeared in journals such as Social Forces, Journal of Marriage and Family, Society and Mental Health, and Work and Occupations. He currently teaches courses on deviance, religion, research methods, quantitative analysis, the sociology of Harry Potter, and sports analytics.
- Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- B.A., Indiana University
- Smith, Christian, Jonathan Hill, Kyle C. Longest, Kari Christofferson. (In Press). Young Catholic America: Emerging Adults In, Out of, and Gone from the Church. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Longest, Kyle C. 2011. Using Stata for Quantitative Analysis. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Kim, Phillip H. and Kyle C. Longest. (In Press). “You Can't Leave Your Work Behind: Employment Experience and Founding Collaborations.” Journal of Business Venturing.
- Longest, Kyle C., Steve Hitlin, and Stephen Vaisey. 2013. “Position and Disposition: The Contextual Development of Human Values.” Social Forces.
- Kim, Phillip H., Kyle C. Longest, and Howard Aldrich. 2013. “Can You Lend Me a Hand? Task-Role Alignment of Social Support for Aspiring Business Owners” Work and Occupations.
- Longest, Kyle C. and Peggy Thoits. 2012.“Gender, The Stress Process and Physical Health: A Configurational Approach.” Society and Mental Health. 2: 187 – 206.
- Kolb, Ken, Kyle C. Longest and Mollie Jenson. 2012. “Assessing the Writing Process: Do Writing-Intensive First-Year Seminars Change How Students Write?” Teaching Sociology 41: 20 – 31.
- Longest, Kyle C. and Christian Smith. 2011. “Conflicting or Compatible: Beliefs about Religion and Science among Emerging Adults in the U.S.”Sociological Forum 26: 846 – 869.
- Longest, Kyle C. and Stephen Vaisey. 2008. “Control or Conviction: Religion and Adolescent Initiation of Marijuana Use.” Journal of Drug Issues 38: 689 – 716.
- Longest, Kyle C. and Stephen Vaisey. 2008. “Fuzzy: A Program for Performing Qualitative Comparative Analyses (QCA) in Stata.” Stata Journal 8: 79 - 104.
- Longest, Kyle C. and Michael J. Shanahan. 2007. “Adolescent Work Intensity and Substance Use: The Mediational and Moderational Role of Parents.” Journal of Marriage and Family 69: 703 – 720.