Dwain (Randy) Wilson, PhD

  • Chair, Department of Law and Society
  • Program Coordinator, Family Studies, Medican Humanities, and Sociology
  • Professor of Sociology


  • PhD in Sociology, The University of North Texas
  • MA in Educational Psychology, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • BA in Religion, Baylor University


Courses Taught

  • Sociology of Religion
  • Popular Culture
  • Social Theory
  • The American Family
  • Social Change

Teaching Focus

Dr. Wilson’s teaching focus is on introducing college students to the field of sociology and to social thinking. His area of specialization is in the study of religion.

Awards and Honors

He was honored by the University in 2002 with the Opal Goolsby Outstanding Teaching Award.

In 2005, he was the Piper Professor nominee from his college. He was chosen as the University Piper Professor Nominee that same year.

Additional Information

His writing and research interests include: worship, religious education and the intersections of faith and learning. Publications and professional presentation have included work on religious organizations, social theory, curriculum design, active learning, and religious education.

Dr. Wilson is the chair of the Professional Development Committee.

Dr. Wilson served as President of the Faculty Assembly in 2003-04.

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