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James C Davies

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(919) 530-7325
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Dr. Davies is originally from Freetown, Sierra Leone where he attended the Methodist Boys' High School, and graduated from Teachers' College in 1969. He first came to The U. S. in 1974, and graduated from St. Augustine's College in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in sociology. He received his master's degree in sociology from North Carolina Central University in 1979. His Ph.D. in sociology was obtained at The University of Oklahoma at Norman in 1988, after which he came back to N. C. C. U. Dr. Davies has served at N. C. C. U. for twenty-eight years, thirteen of which have been as department chair(1997-2005, 2009 - 2014).

Dr. Davies is an accomplished musician and plays the guitar and piano. He also studied classics and enjoys translating works written in latin by ancient Roman authors. He likes to travel internationally, and is a member of the British Sociological Association, many of whose conferences he has attended in the United Kingdom.

He invites all prospective students to apply to the undergraduate and graduate programs. Central's sociology department provides an intellectually stimulating environment, and fully equipped to teach students the substantive, theoretical, and methodological principles of sociology. Both undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to prepare students for academic, industrial, business, and research careers.

Listed Below is a sample of his Publications, while serving at North Carolina Central University:

The Effects of Kinship Ties on Parental Attitudes Toward Early Childhood Dependency (1988). Family Perspective, 22, pp. 61-72.

General Assistance Among U. S. Cities: A Test of Alternative Hypothses (1990). Sociological Spectrum, 10, pp. 283-299.

The Influence of Racial Inequality, Economic Deprivation, and Sex Ratio on the Incidence of Female-Headed Families Among U. S. Cities (1993). Family Perspective, 27, pp. 109-125.

Impact of a Shrinking Job Market on the Incidemnce of Female-Headed Families (1996). National Journal of Sociology, 10, pp. 15-34.

A Study of the Overrepresentation of Minority Youth in North Carolina?s Juvenile Justice System: A Legislative Report. Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, North Carolina, June, 2007. (With Abel E. Ekpunobi, George P. Wilson, Gwendolyn Chunn, and Chien Ju Huang.)

Divorce Among Macrosocial Units: A Reexamination (2007). Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, 35, Number 2, pp. 139-145.

Engagement Rituals Among the Krio of Sierra Leone (2008). The Journal of African-American Studies, 27, Number 2, pp. 70-77.

Cultural Adjustments as Protest Against Vilification of the Krio by British Colonialists: The Case of Orishatukeh Faduma (1857 - 1946) (2013). The Journal of African American Studies, 32, Number 2, pp. 1-9.


PhD University of Oklahoma 1988
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