The Catholic University of America

Rev. Paul Sullins, Ph.D.

IPR Fellow
Email: sullins[at]
Phone:(301) 277-0938

Department: Department of Sociology


Fr. Paul Sullins (M.Div.; Ph.D. Catholic University 1998), a tenured Associate Professor, has written over 100 journal articles and research reports on issues of faith and culture, including analyses of the switching of religious denominations, the religious identity of religious institutions, the Human Genome Project, Catholic priests, Protestant women priests, RU-486 abortions and same-sex marriage.  His most recent book is Catholic Social Thought: American Reflections on the Compendium (Lexington). 

Fr. Sullins is also the Director of the Summer Institute of Catholic Social Thought; a longtime board member of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists; a Fellow of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute; the Ignatius Loyola Fellow for Catholic Identity at the Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education; Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Mark the Evangelist, Hyattsville, Maryland; and (not least) a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.  Formerly Episcopalian, Fr. Sullins is a married Catholic priest with an inter-racial family of three children, two adopted.