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Dr. Wesley Don Cohoon

Assistant Professor
O'Donohoe Hall


Wesley D. Cohoon is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Midwestern State University, a Certified Clinical Sociologist, and has a Ph.D. in Sociology. Previously, he earned a professional doctorate, a Doctor of Ministry, which focused on application-oriented research to address organizational problems. Dr. Cohoon also has two master's degrees and has worked for nonprofits, governmental agencies, and corporations. In addition to his academic work, he is the owner and a consultant at SoVerge Consulting, which uses sociological theory, research, and practice to help organizations and individuals.

Institution Degree Graduation Date
Texas Woman's University Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology 2023
Texas A&M University-Commerce Master of Science in Sociology 2020
Hardin-Simmons University Doctor of Ministry 2017
Liberty University Master of Divinity 2009
Liberty University Bachelor of Science in Religion 2007
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Assistant Professor of Sociology 08/21/2023
Texas Wesleyan University Adjunct Faculty 01/09/2023 05/12/2023
Texas Woman's University Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant 08/22/2022 08/18/2023
Texas Christian University Adjunct Faculty 08/22/2022 12/08/2023
SoVerge Consulting Owner/Consultant 06/06/2022

Evangelical Christianity and Criminal Rehabilitation: A Clinical Sociological Approach to Stigma and Identity Management

Cohoon, Wesley. 2023. Clinical Sociology Review 18(2):48-82.  

Managing Identity When Worlds Collide: Stigma Management at the Intersection of Socioeconomic Class, Incarceration, Vocation, and Religion

Cohoon, Wesley. 2023. Journal of Autoethnography 4(3): 456-473. 

"Maybe I’m Just Too Damaged" Revisiting Clergy Reasons for Leaving the Profession

Cohoon, Wesley and Jessica Gullion. 2023. Discernment: Theology and the Practice of Ministry 9(1): 38-60.  

Research Beyond the Ivory Tower: A Book Review of Researching With: A Decolonizing Approach to Community Based-Action Research

Cohoon, Wesley. 2021. The Qualitative Report 26(7): 2265-2267. 

Religious Peace and Disability

Cohoon, Wesley. 2013. Peace Studies Journal 6(4): 37-44.

Infant Baptism: An Evangelical Chaplain’s Enlightenment

Cohoon, Wesley. 2013. Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling 67(2): 7:1-2.