Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 05:44:39 AM Wed, 26 Aug 2015 
 David Allen Williamson
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David Allen Williamson
Associate Professor-Sociology
Contact address   University of North Texas/ Department of Sociology, 1155 Union Circle # 311157, Denton, Texas 76203     Office LocationChilton Hall, Room No.: 390 
Email  david.williamson@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 565-2215    Fax No: (940) 369-7035   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Doctor of Philosophy Sociology Vanderbilt University 1993
Master of Arts Sociology Vanderbilt University 1988
Bachelor of Business Administration Marketing Abilene Christian University 1977
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2015SOCI3700001Sociology of Religion Download Syllabus
Fall 2015SOCI3200900Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Fall 2015SOCI1510004Introduction to Sociology Download Syllabus
Summer 8W1 2015SOCI3200900Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Summer 3W1 2015SOCI3120001Sociology of Health and Illness Download Syllabus
Spring 2015SOCI3200950Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Spring 2015SOCI4260004Topics in Sociology Download Syllabus
Spring 2015SOCI4160001Developing Societies Download Syllabus
Spring 2015SOCI3200900Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Spring 2015SOCI1510002Introduction to Sociology Download Syllabus
Fall 2014SOCI3700001Sociology of Religion Download Syllabus
Fall 2014SOCI3200900Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Summer 5W2 2014SOCI3200950Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Summer 5W2 2014SOCI3200900Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Summer 3W1 2014SOCI3700001Sociology of Religion Download Syllabus
Spring 2014SOCI3200900Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Fall 2013SOCI3700001Sociology of Religion Download Syllabus
Fall 2013SOCI3200003Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Summer 3W1 2013SOCI3700001Sociology of Religion Download Syllabus
Spring 2013SOCI3700001Sociology of Religion Download Syllabus
Spring 2013SOCI4500050Sociology of Childhood and Adolescence  
Spring 2013SOCI3200005Sociological Theory.  
Spring 2013SOCI1520001Contemporary Social Problems Download Syllabus
Fall 2012SOCI3700001Sociology of Religion Download Syllabus
Fall 2012SOCI3200003Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Summer 2011SOCI3700001Sociology of Religion  
Spring 2012SOCI4500050Sociology of Childhood and Adolescence  
Spring 2012SOCI3200003Sociological Theory.  
Spring 2012SOCI3120002Sociology of Health and Illness  
Spring 2011SOCI4500050Sociology of Childhood and Adolescence  
Spring 2011SOCI3700002Sociology of Religion Download Syllabus
Spring 2011SOCI3200003Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Spring 2010SOCI5260003Topics in Sociology21 
Spring 2010SOCI4260003Topics in Sociology69 
Spring 2010SOCI4000003Sociological Theory.144 
Fall 2011SOCI5260060Topics in Sociology  
Fall 2011SOCI5260040Topics in Sociology  
Fall 2011SOCI3700001Sociology of Religion Download Syllabus
Fall 2011SOCI3200003Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Fall 2010SOCI3700001Sociology of Religion Download Syllabus
Fall 2010SOCI3200001Sociological Theory Download Syllabus
Fall 2009SOCI4000001Sociological Theory.342 
Fall 2009SOCI3700001Sociology of Religion450 
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2007-PresentAssociate ProfessorDept. of Sociology University of North Texas
2013-2015Faculty Undergraduate AdvisorDept. of SociologyCollege of Arts and SciencesUniversity of North Texas
2004-2007Associate Professor and ChairDept. of Sociology University of North Texas
2002-2004Associate ProfessorDept. of Sociology University of North Texas
1996-2002Assistant ProfessorDept. of Sociology University of North Texas
1994-1996Visiting Assistant ProfessorDept. of Sociology UNT
1992-1994Special Asst. to the DeanSchool of Community Service UNT
1990-1991Research Associate  Organization Development Services
1988-1990Teaching FellowDept. of Sociology Vanderbilt University
1986-1987Teaching Assistant  Vanderbilt University
1983-1986Administrative Director  Bread For A Hungry World, Inc.
1981-1982Project Director of Development  Abilene Christian University
1980-1981Staff  Hillview Acres Childrens’ Home, Chino, California
1977-1979Mission and development worker  Cameroon, West Africa
toggle toggle Faculty Workload
Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   
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  YearPublication  Type
So Many Christians, So Few Lions: Christianophobia in the United States
George Yancey and David A. Williamson
Rowman and Littlefield
There Is No God: Atheists in America
David A. Williamson and George Yancey
Rowman Littlefield
What Motivates Cultural Progressives? Understanding Opposition to the Political and Christian Right.
George Yancey and David A. Williamson
Baylor Univ Press
Disclosure of children
Ami Moore and David A. Williamson
AIDS Research and Treatment
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
“Women, Development, and Mass Media in Sub-Saharan Africa.”
Williamson, David A.
Delhi: B.R. Publishing
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
toggle toggle  News
Guest on NPR Salt Lake City radio affiliate: Discussing book "There Is No God: Atheists in America"

Guest on THINK, Krys Boyd talk show on KERA, NPR affiliate in Dallas discussing "There Is No God: Atheists in America"

toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
  Presentations/Projects per page   
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2013 2013 Williamson, David A.
Chair, Session on Global and Comparative Sociology. Annual meetings of the Southwestern Social Science Association. New Orleans, March.
2013 2013 Yancey, George and David A. Williamson
"Authors meet the critics: What Motivates Cultural Progressives". Annual meetings of the Southwestern Social Science Association. New Orleans, March.
2013 2013 Williamson, David A.
"Sociology as a Core for Cross Cultural Training for Family Therapy Among Orthodox Jews". Annual meetings of the Southwestern Social Science Association. New Orleans, March.
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2000“Bridging Voices: A Proposal to Link Orthodox Jewish Women Studying Scientific Theory in Israel and U.S. Students Studying the Sociology of Religion”John Templeton Foundation's Science and Religion Course Competition$10,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1996-1998Study Abroad in Ghana, West AfricaUNT OtherCompleted
1997“Itinerant Drug Vendors as Health Care Delivery Alternatives”UNT Research Initiation Grant, for research assistants in study of Itinerant Drug Vendors in Ghana, West Africa$1,800Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1997Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship for the study of Itinerant Drug Vendors in Ghana, West Africa $3,500OtherCompleted
1997“Training Itinerant Drug Vendors for Emerging Diseases”Small Grant Program, for additional research assistant support and internal travel in Ghana, West Africa$750Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1994-PresentDirector and Instructor - UNT Master’s Program in Jerusalem, IsraelUniversity of North Texas$145,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
toggle toggle Teaching
Behavioral Epidemiology (graduate)

Contemporary Sociological Theory (undergraduate and graduate; UNT and Israel)

Developing Societies
Study of the social and economic issues faced by developing countries.

Introduction to Social Statistics (Israel; developed WebCT course, spring 2001)

Medical Sociology (undergraduate and graduate)

Seminar on Research Methods and Design (Israel)

Social and Cultural Foundations of Human Behavior (Israel - graduate)

Social Psychology

Sociology of Religion (undergraduate and graduate)

Teaching Sociology (graduate)

Theory in Medical Sociology (doctoral seminar)

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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2012-2013PACS Core CommitteeMember 
2011-2013SOCI Personnel CommitteeMember 
2010-2012University Curriculum CommitteeMember 
1996-2009SCS Space CommitteeMember 
1996-2009SCS Core Curriculum CommitteeMember 
1996-2009SCS Teaching CommitteeMember 
1996-2009SCS Scholarship, Honors and Awards CommitteeMember 
1996-2009SCS External Affairs and Development CommitteeMember 
1996-2009Ad Hoc Committee on SCS Core CurriculumMember 
1996-2009Ad Hoc Committee on Interdisciplinary Masters degree in Community ServiceMember 
1996-2009SCS International Program CommitteeMember 
1996-2009SCS Student Services CommitteeMember 
1996-2009SCS NTSC committee to design BS in Human Service Management and LeadershipMember 
1996-2009SCS Special Interest Group on Health and Health ServicesMember 
1996-2009SCS Committee on Teaching EvaluationMember 
1996-2009PACS Space CommitteeMember 
2004-2005Prop. II committee (Heaf)Chair 
2001-2002Prop. II committee (Heaf)Chair 
1998-1999Prop. II committee (Heaf)Chair 
1997Committee to organize and moderator of paper sessionOrganizerFederation of North Texas Area Universities Women's Health Conference
1996-1997Federation Ph.D. Theory Committee  
1996-1997Graduate Admissions Committee  
1996-1997Sociology Curriculum Committee  
1996-1997Space Committee  
1996-1997Scholarship Committee  
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2002Nominee, International Education AwardUniversity of North Texas
2001Nominee, International Education AwardUniversity of North Texas
1999-2000Outstanding Proposal for 1999-2000 Science and Theology Course CompetitionCenter for Theology and Natural Science, UC Berkeley
1998Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 
 “Pioneer” Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Distributed LearningUniversity of North Texas
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2009UNT Curriculum Committee (UCC)Member 
2006-2007Cross-Cultural, Diversity, and Global Studies Core Advocacy CommitteeMember and presenter 
2005-UNT Habitat for HumanityFaculty Sponsor 
2004-Advisory Committee, International Studies Major, UNTMember 
2001-UNT Habitat for HumanityFaculty Sponsor 
2001-2003University Student Service Fee CommitteeMember 
2000-2005Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton CountyBoard of Directors 
1998-Dallas County Community College Ghana Exchange ProgramAdvisory Board 
1998-Habitat for HumanityVolunteer 
1998-1999ASA’s Thompson AwardNational judgeBest graduate student paper
1997Senator Florence Shapiro Summit on Drugs and AddictionFacilitator 
1997“Drugs: New Views on Old Habits”. Forum sponsored by the UNT Anthropology Students AssociationPanelist 
1997 University Traffic Appeals Committee 
1996-1997Sociology Master's program at Neve Yerushalayim, IsraelAdministrator 
1996-1997Undergraduate AdvisorAdvisor 
1996-1997TA/TF Co-coordinatorTA/TF Co-coordinator 
1996-1997 “Round Table on Distributed Learning” 
1995“Health Services Research III: Barriers to Access to Health Care”. Southwestern Social Science Association annual meetingsDiscussant 
1993-1995 North Texas Consortium for Health Research and Policy 
1992-1995, “Summer Summits” youth adventure program, Denton, Texas/Pagosa Springs, ColoradoBoard of Directors 
1964-1996District Attorney’s Task Force for Child Advocacy, Denton County, Texas; Founding Board of Directors, Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County.Executive Committee 
 Turkish Institute for Police StudiesAdvisory Board 
 TIPS ConnectionsEditorial Board 
 Work and OccupationsReviewer 
 The Social Science JournalReviewer 
 Medical CareReviewer 
 Ghana Ministry of Health Disease Control UnitAdvisorTuberculosis Project
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