Brian Starks is currently Associate Professor of Sociology at Kennesaw State University, Atlanta GA, where he teaches sociology of religion and methods of research. Previously, he directed the Catholic Social and Pastoral Research Initiative (CSPRI) at the University of Notre Dame. CSPRI’s crucial mission was to advance the well-being of the Church through social science. As part of that initiative, he wrote a number of research reports on Catholic giving including “Unleashing Catholic Generosity” (which he co-authored with Christian Smith). Besides his research on generosity and religious giving, Dr. Starks has written extensively on Catholic identity and on religion and parental values. He grew up in the Midwest as a DRE’s kid and, along with Tom and Rita Walters, he recently conducted and reported on a national survey of Diocesan Directors of Religious Education.
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