Michael Lawrence Parrish

Graduate Assistant

Professional Summary

Michael Parrish is a second year PhD student in the department of sociology.  He holds a B.A. in sociology from The Ohio State University and a M.S. in sociology from Florida State University.  His area of interests explores inequality in the areas of race, class and gender.  His primary of interest examines post-secondary education with special emphasis on secondary to post-secondary matriculation with a focus on attaining a college degree. Moreover, his interest interrogates the campus environments unique to post-secondary institutions and the factors that contribute to graduation rates among disadvantaged and advantaged students with special focus on increasing graduation rates among students from racial minority populations.


Peer Reviewed Publications

Parrish, Michael and John Taylor (2017. ) Religious involvement and marijuana use among a sample of young African American young adults.Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, , 17 (4 ) ,548 -55More Information

Reynolds, John and Michael Parrish (2017. ) Natural mentors, Social class, and college success.American journal of community psychology , , 61 (1-2 ) ,179 -190More Information