Published on December 15, 2014  

Samford University sociology majors Karlye Burson and Morgan Mitchell, presented research findings at the 2014 Mid-South Sociological Association meeting in Mobile in November. 

Burson earned first place in the undergraduate student paper competition for her project, "Who's to Blame: Poverty Attributions as Predictors for Abortion Approval for Low-Income Women."

Mitchell’s paper, "The 'F' Word: The Connection between the Endorsement of Feminist Ideals and the Lack of Self-Identification as Feminist," was awarded third place.

Both students developed their papers as part of the Social Research Methods course taught by Dr. Theresa Davidson.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.