Sociology faculty are involved in various research projects as noted on their profile pages. In addition, the following are part of the Department of Sociology at Western Michigan University:

The Kercher Center for Social Research emphasizes multidisciplinary collaboration and consultation and is committed to providing quality research services in combination with effective student training.

The Group for The Study of Religion and Social Change focuses on:

  • The relationships of religion and spirituality with altruism.
  • Interfaith and interethnic tolerance.
  • Conflict and peace in the context of societal and global change.
  • Assessing these relationships across nations, cultures and traditions.

The Group for the Study of Technology and Society examines sociological issues surrounding technology and the Intern.