Dr. David Mullins

Sociology Program Director

Email: dmullins@sf.edu

Professional Education

  • Ph.D. Sociology Mississippi State University
  • M.S. Higher Education Administration Mississippi State University
  • B.S. Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science

Awards and Recognitions

  • HEADWAE Award
  • Faculty Recognition Award

Professional Memberships

  • American Sociological Association
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
  • ABFSE Faculty Scholarship Award


  • 20 Questions for a Stronger Marriage. Createspace Publishing. Amazon.com
  • “Linkages between nonresident father involvement and children’s behavior: A cultural comparison of African American, Anglo, and Latino families.” Journal of African American Studies. Vol. 15(1): 1.
  • 501 Human Diseases. NY: Delmar Publishing.
  • Pathology and Microbiology for Mortuary Science. NY: Delmar.
  • Instructor’s Manual to Pathology and Microbiology for Mortuary Science. NY: Delmar.
  • “Restorative Art and Physiognomy.” Restorative Art and Science. Ralph L. Kicker (Ed.). Thanatos Institute. Buffalo, New York.
  • The Illustrated Guide to Anatomy and Physiology: An Introductory Text to the Study of Embalming and Disease. H. A. Perrey Book Publishers.


  • “Economics, Politics, and Faith: A Panel Discussion on the Pope’s Encyclical about Society’s Problems: ‘Caritas in Vertate.’” University of Saint Francis, November 19, 2009.
  • “Project MARS: A Case Study.” United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation and NASA Curriculum Improvement Program Award III: Introducing Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum. December 4, 2006. Jackson, MS: Tougaloo College.
  • “Linkages Between Children’s Behavior and Nonresident Father Involvement: A Cultural Comparison of African American, Anglo, and Latino Families.” Midwest Sociological Society 2010 Joint Annual Meeting. March 31, 2010. Chicago, IL.
  • “Emerging Diseases: Identifying Lesions and Embalmer Safety.” New York Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association and the New Jersey Funeral Directors Association Continuing Education Programs. Contracted for November 1 and 2, 2005.
  • “InConcert Strategic Planning and Assessment Software.” Southern Association of Institutional Research Annual Conference. October 23, 2005. Charlotte, South Carolina.
  • “Nonresident Fathers’ Contact and Support and the Well-Being of Children.” David F. Mullins and Xiaohe Xu. The 33rd Annual Meeting of the Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association. February 21-22, 2002. Cleveland, MS.

Research Interests

  • Marriage longevity, love, the effect of religion on family, race and ethnicity, identity formation, and nonresident father involvement and child well-being.

Curriculum Vitae

View David Mullins’ curriculum vitae.