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. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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.