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Wesley James

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Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
University of Memphis
Clement Hall, Room 221
Memphis TN 38152

Phone: (901) 678-1631
Fax: (901) 678-2525




Wesley James currently serves as Assistant Professor of Sociology. He received his Ph.D. from Mississippi State University in 2009.

Dr. James' primary research interests are medical sociology, demography, and rural health. He has been involved in several state and federal supported research projects exploring a variety of health-related issues. Currently, his research agenda is focused in three areas: (1) rural-urban mortality disparities, (2) race and socioeconomic disparities in exposure to environmental toxins, and (3) the relationship between bullying and suicide in adolescents.

Dr. James sits on the Board of Directors at the Southern Demographic Association and has been recognized with excellence in teaching as the 2013 recipient of the W. Russell Smith Award, the highest teaching honor in the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Memphis. His research has been published in American Journal of Public Health, Population Research and Policy Review, Journal of Rural Health, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Sociological Spectrum, and Journal of Maps.

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Department of Sociology
The University of Memphis
231 Clement Hall
Memphis, TN 38152-3530
PHONE: 901-678-2611
FAX: 901-678-2525

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