David F. Mullins Author of Evaluating Organization Development

David F. Mullins

Professor and Sociology Program Director
University of Saint Francis

I am a sociologist. I hold a Bachelor's Degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, a Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration from Mississippi State University, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Mississippi State University. My most important titles are husband and father.


I started my career as a funeral director and embalmer. I then started teaching at East Mississippi Community College in the Funeral Service Technology program. I became an administrator at the university and eventually executive vice president before returning to the classroom. Since 2008, I have taught for the University of Saint Francis and for Purdue Global University (formerly Kaplan University) while conducting research.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    My areas of interest are marriage and family, gender, and religion.

Personal Interests

    I like spending time with my family and am an avid honey bee keeper.


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 Featured Title - Sacred Marriages - Mullins - 1st Edition book cover


Social Sciences

The Effects of Religion on Enduring Marriages

Published: Jul 10, 2018 by Social Sciences
Authors: David F. Mullins
Subjects: Family Studies, Gender & Intersectionality Studies

Social contexts magnify sacred meanings within religious cultural repertoires by enhancing perceptions of marriages as sacred through formal and public recognition of marriage longevity, lauding marriage longevity as a blessing from God, promoting religious meanings of familism, and giving positive marriage outcomes sacred meanings. Negative effects of religion occurred when lived experiences of religion conflicted with cultural expectations for enduring marriages.