1979 Ph.D. Columbia University, Department of Sociology 1969 B.S., Sociology. Columbia University.
Columbia University Full Faculty Fellowship (1969-1972)
Member of the American Sociological Association, the Association for the Sociology of Religion, the Association for the Scientific Study of Religion, the Religious Research Association.
2007-2008 Chair of Nominating Committee, Religious Research Association
2004-2007 Board of Directors, Religious Research Association
2002-2005 Executive Council, Association for the Sociology of Religion
2001, 2004 Chair, Membership Committee, Association of the Sociology of Religion
1998-2001 Secretary-Treasurer, Section on the Sociology of Religion for the American Sociological Association
1997-1999 Council Member, Religious Research Association
1997-1998 Chair, Fichter Research Award Committee, Association for the Sociology of Religion
1994-1995 Program Chair for l995 Annual Meetings for the Association for the Scientific Study of Religion
1978-present Faculty Research Associate, Hartford Institute for Religion Research, Hartford Seminary. Many basic research grants and applied research contracts.
2007-present Research Associate, Episcopal Church Center
Publications: (Typical Book Reviews in A Later Section)
2006 Adair Lummis, “Hispanic Ministry in Fourteen Protestant Denominations.” Pp. 91-104 in Edwin Hernandez, et al. Emerging Voices, Urgent Choices; Essays on Latino/a Religious Leadership. Netherlands, Brill.
2006 Theological Match Between Pastor and Congregation: Implications for Church Growth.” Pp.143-159 in Martyn Percy and Ian Markham, eds. Why Liberal Churches are Growing. London, T & T Clark International.
2005 Review essay of James M. Ault, Spirit and Flesh: Life in a Fundamentalist Baptist Church, in Conversations in Religion and Theology, vol. 3 (November): 176-184.
2004 Adair Lummis, “Real Men and Church Participation.” Review of Religious Research, vol 45 (4): 404-414.
2001 Adair Lummis, “Regional Judicatories and Social Policy Advocacy,” in Paula Nesbitt, ed. Religion and Social Policy. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira
2000 Adair Lummis and Paula Nesbitt, “Women Clergy Research and the Sociology of Religion.” Sociology of Religion, vol 67 (4): 443-453.
2000 Adair Lummis, “Divorce Among Protestant Clergy,” Pp. 168-179 in Pierre Hegy and Joseph Martos, eds., Catholic Divorce. New York: Plenum.
1999 Adair Lummis, “Religion and Gender.” Pp. 601-618 in Janet Saltzman Chafetz, ed., The Handbook of the Sociology of Gender. New York: Plenum.
1998 Barbara Brown Zikmund, Adair T. Lummis, Patricia M.Y.Chang, Clergy Women: An Uphill Calling. Louisville: Westminister/John Knox Press.
1998 Barbara Brown Zikmund, Adair T. Lummis and Patricia M.Y. Chang, “Women, men and styles of clergy leadership,” Christian Century Vol 115, No. 14.
1997 Roberta Walmsley and Adair T. Lummis, Healthy Clergy, Wounded Healers: Their Families and their Ministries. New York: Church Publishing Company.
1996 Adair Lummis, "Why men and women leave the ministry: Hypotheses from research on clergy and from exiters of other statuses." Pp. 119-138 in Georgie Ann Weatherby and Susan A. Farrell, eds., The Power of Gender in Religion. New York. McGraw Hill.
1994 Adair Lummis and Allison Stokes, “Catholic Feminist Spirituality and Social Justice Actions.” Pp. 103-138 in Monty L. Lynn and David O. Moberg, eds., Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, vol 6. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.
1994 Miriam Therese Winter, Adair Lummis, Alison Stokes, Deflecting In Place: Women Claiming Responsibility for Their Own Spiritual Lives. New York: Crossroads.
1987 Yvonne Haddad and Adair Lummis, Islamic Values in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press.
1983 Jackson Carroll, Barbara Hargrove and Adair Lummis, Women of the Cloth. San Francisco: Harper and Row.
1983 Jackson Carroll, Barbara Hargrove and Adair Lummis, "Women in Ministry: How are they Doing?" Christianity and Crisis, vol 43. (April): 220, 117-120.
1975 Adair Lummis, "Review of Research Findings on the Problems in the Institutionalization of an Innovative Program or Course." Pp. 97-106 in C. Ellis Nelson, Using Evaluation in Theological Education. Nashville: Discipleship Resources.
Monographs (professionally printed) distributed by Sponsoring Organization
2006 Efrain Agosto and Adair Lummis. Education for Hispanic Ministry at ATS Accredited Seminaries. The Center for the Study of Latino Religion, University of Notre Dame.
2005 Adair Lummis, summary of “Hispanic Ministry in Fourteen Protestant Denominations” in Edwin Hernandez, ed., Strengthening Hispanic Ministry Across Denominations: A Call to Action. Pulpit and Pew, Duke Divinity, on-line reports.
2003 Adair Lummis, What Do Lay Persons Want in Pastors? Answers from Lay Search Committee Chairs and Regional Judicatory Leaders. Pulpit and Pew Research Reports, Duke Divinity.
2003 Adair Lummis. Series of five research reports posted on the web for the Regional Judicatory Leaders Web-Based Learning Community serially from fall 2001 to winter 2003, and then for any reader in Spring, 2003.
Report I. The Middle Judicatory as a System of Congregations Connected to the Regional Office
Report 2. Strategies for Getting Congregations to Covenant with One Another and Better Connect with the Regional Office
Report 2.A Strengthening Congregational Connection
2.B. Encouraging Large, Wealthy Congregations to Share Resources with Small Congregations
Report 3. Regional Leaders Ways of Working with Congregations as Consultants and Resource Providers
Report 4. Getting the Best Possible Pastors for Congregations (Reports 4.1, 4.2, 4.3-4.4 take up different aspects of this key task of judicatory leaders.)
Report 5. Connections and Mission Unity Between Congregations, Middle Judicatories and the National Church
2002 Nancy T. Ammerman, Adair T. Lummis and David A. Roozen with James Nieman and Scott L. Thumma. Organizing Religious Work: An Introduction and Summary of Findings. For conference in July, Hartford Seminary.
1996 Nancy T. Ammerman and Adair Lummis, Spiritually Vital Episcopal Congregations. Report to Trinity Grants Board.
1987 David Roozen and Adair Lummis, Leadership and Theological Education in the Episcopal Church. New York: Board for Theological Education.
1986 Charles Vache, David Richards and Adair Lummis, Episcopal Bishops and Church Leadership in the Eighties. Committee on Pastoral Development of the House of Bishops.
1985 Adair Lummis, Barry Menuez, John Docker, Raising Up Servant Ministry. Permanent Diaconate Evaluation Committee of the Council for the Development of Ministry, Episcopal Church.
1980 Franklin Turner and Adair Lummis, Black Clergy in the Episcopal Church: Recruitment, Training, and Deployment. New York: The Episcopal Commission for Black Ministries.
Note: The following are multi-authored monographs on which I have been the -principal investigator for the empirical part of the study and report writing. (These monographs include research report, individual diocesan reports, and national church recommendations.)
2003 Women’s Ministries, Committee on the Status of Women in the Episcopal Church, Reaching Toward Wholeness II. The 21st Century Survey. New York: Episcopal Church Center
1988 Committee on the Full Participation of Women in the Ministry of the Church, Reaching Toward Wholeness: Participation of Women in the Episcopal Church. New York: Episcopal Church Center.
1988 Episcopal Family Network, Clergy Families in the Eighties.
2006 Review of Patricia Wittberg, From Piety to Professionalism and Back? Transformation of Organized Religious Virtuosity, in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, vol. 45 (December): 625-626.
2006 Review of Laura Olson, Sue Crawford and Melissa Deckman, Women with a Mission: Religion, Gender and the Politics of Women Clergy, in Sociology of Religion, vol. 67 (Fall): 338-339.
2005 Review of Harry T. Hunt, Lives in Spirit: Precursors and Dilemmas of a Secular Western Mysticism, in Sociology of Religion, vol. 66 (Fall): 324-326.
2005 Review of William Sachs and Thomas Holland, Restoring the Ties That Bind: The Grassroots Transformation of the Episcopal Church, in Review of Religious Research, vol. 46 (March).
2004 Review of Barbara Findlay, Facing the Stained Glass Ceiling: Gender in a Protestant Seminary, in Sociology of Religion, vol 65 (Summer): 180-181.
2003 Review of Margaret Lambert Bendroth and Virginia Lieson Brereton eds., Women and Twentieth CenturyProtestantism, in Sociology of Religion, vol. 64 (Summer):273-274.
2001 Review of William M. Newman and Peter L. Halvorson, Atlas of American Religion: the Denominational Era. In Journal of the Scientific Study of Religion, vol. 12:337-338.
2001 Review of Leslie J. Francis and Mandy Robbins, The Long Diaconate 1987-1994: Women Deacons and the Delayed Journey to Priesthood; and review of Research Management Group, Woman and Man, One in Christ Jesus: The Participation of Women in the Catholic Church in Australia. In Sociology of Religion, vol 62 (Spring): 135-136.
1998 Review of Carl J and Dorothy Schneider, In Their Own Right: The History of American Clergy Women in American Catholic Issues On Line, June 1998.
1997 Review of Susan Hill Lindley, You Have Stept Out of Your Place: A History of Women and Religion in America. In The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36 (June: 330).
1995 Review of Edward Lehman, Women in Ministry: Receptivity and Resistance. Sociology of Religion (Winter).
1993 Review of Mark R. Schwehn, Exiles from Eden. In Review of Religious Research 35 (December: 191-192.)
1992 Review essay "Women in Patriarchal Religious institutions." Pp. 581-583 in Joan Acker, editor for "Symposium on Gendered Institutions" in Contemporary Sociology, vol. 21 (September).
1991 Review of Robert Wuthnow, Virginia Hodgkinson and associates, Faith and Philanthropy in America: Exploring the Role of Religion in America’s Voluntary Sector. In Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, vol 30 (December): 551-552.
Papers Presented - After 1990
2007 Scott Thumma and Adair Lummis, “Growing Up and Leaving Home: Megachurches that Depart Denominations.” Religious Research Association, Tampa, Florida. November.
2007 David Roozen and Adair Lummis, “Congregational Splits and Denominational Apostasy.” Association for the Sociology of Religion. New York City, August.
2007 Panel member on Meet the Author session: Larry Hoffman, Rethinking Synagogues. Association for the Sociology of Religion. New York City, August.
2006 Organizer and Convener: Meet the Author session: Jackson Carroll God’s Potters: Pastoral Leaders and the Shaping of Congregations. Religious Research Association, Portland, Oregon. October.
2006 “Openness to Diversity Within Black Ministries.” Religious Research Association, Portland, Oregon. October.
2006 “’Heart and Head’ in Reaching Pastors of Black Churches.” Association for the Sociology of Religion. Montreal. August.
2006 “Forever Pruning the ECUSA Path to Women’s Full Participation?” Conference on Women and Ordination, Lincoln Theological Institute, Manchester, England. July.
2005 “Program and Policy Research Dynamics in Authority Contained and Dispersed Church Systems.” Religious Research Association. Rochester, New York. November.
2005 “Fitting in Theologically: Clergywomen, Laywomen, and Consequences for Church and Personal Growth.” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Rochester, New York. November.
2005 With Efrain Agosto, “Education for Hispanic Ministry at ATS Seminaries: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back, and Side Steps.” Religious Research Association. Rochester, New York. November
2005 “Numinous Experiences and Reflexive Spirituality in the Formation of Religious Capital Among Feminist Women.” Association for the Sociology of Religion. Philadelphia. August.
2005 “Mission and Ministry Involvements: In-Church, Out-Church, and Way-Out.” Association for the Sociology of Religion. Philadelphia. August.
2004 “Value Connections and Disconnections: Women in Church Leadership and Mission Priorities.” Religious Research Association. Kansas City. October.
2004 “Gay Inclusion in Mission and Ministry: Affiliations that Divide Clergy and Laity.” Association for the Sociology of Religion. San Francisco. August.
2004 “Drums along the Mainline.” Association for the Sociology of Religion. San Francisco. August.
2003 “Men’s Commitment to Religion: Perceptions of its Nature, Nurture, and Consequences.” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Norfolk. October.
2003 “A Means-End Dilemma in an Anglo Denomination: Increasing the Proportion of Minority Clergy and the Bias Against Affirmative Action.” Association for the Sociology of Religion. Atlanta. August.
2002 “Treading Water: The Inclusion of Women in Church Leadership, Liturgy and Image of God.” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Salt Lake City. November.
2002 “Moving Individualism/Autonomy to Community/Covenant: Critical Dilemma for Regional and National Church Leaders.” Religious Research Association. Salt Lake City. November.
2001 "Brand Name Identity in a Post-Denominational Age: Regional Leaders’ Perspectives on its Importance for Churches," Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Cleveland. October.
2001 "The Art and Science of Subtle Proactivity: Regional Leaders and Their Congregations." Religious Research Association. Cleveland. October.
2001 "Staving off the Erosion of the Mainline" Finding "Good" Clergy for Marginal Congregations." Association for the Sociology of Religion. Anaheim. August.
2000 "Serving Autonomous Congregations: A Cross Denominational Judicatory Challenge." Religious Research Association. Houston, October
2000 "Effectiveness of Regional Judicatories in Promoting Local and Global Mission." Association for the Sociology of Religion. Washington, August.
1999 "The Role of Judicatories in Interpreting Denominational Identity." Religious Research Association. Boston, November.
1999 "Regional Judicatories and Social Policy Advocacy." Association for the Sociology of Religion. Chicago, August.
1998 "The Judicatory Bind: Keeping Churches Loyal While Allowing Slack and Cutting Back." Religious Research Association, Montreal, November.
1998 "Judicatories, Niches, and Networks." Association for the Sociology of Religion, San Francisco, August.
1997 "Limitless Spirit? Clergy Women and Spiritual Growth" and "Congregational Autonomy versus Affirmative Action for Women Pastors." Annual Meeting of the Sociology for the Scientific Study of Religion and the Religious Research Association. San Diego, November.
1997 "Mentor, Protector and Enemy: Long Term Effects of the Senior-Associate Pastor Relationship on the Associate." Annual Meetings of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, Toronto (August).
1996 "Contemporary Clergy Divorce: Consequences for Religious Institutions." Annual Meetings of the Religious Research Association, and "Feminist Values, Cooperation and Competition Among Clergywomen." Annual Meetings of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Nashville (November).
1995 "Disaffiliation, Dissonance, Equity and Feminism in Illuminating Clergy Drop-out". Association for the Sociology of Religion, Washington, D.C. (August).
1995 "Clergy Working for Justice for Others and Equity for Themselves". Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, St. Louis, MO (October).
1994 "Feminist Values and Other Influences on Pastoral Leadership Styles: Does Gender Matter?" Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Albuquerque (November).
1994 "Clergy Divorce: Gendered Role Costs?" Association for the Sociology of Religion, Los Angeles (August).
1993 "Defecting in Place: Feminists, Communities and the Institutional Church." Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Raleigh, NC (October).
1993 (with Allison Stokes) "Choice, Control and Clergywomen: A Comparison of Catholic and Protestant Women Pastors on the Ordination of Women". Association for the Sociology of Religion, Miami Beach (August).
1992 (with Allison Stokes) "Women Religious and Feminist Spirituality in the U.S." History of Women Religion Conference, Tarrytown, New York (June).
1992 (with Allison Stokes) "Feminist Spirituality Among Religious and Lay Women in the Catholic Church". Association for the Sociology of Religion, Pittsburgh (August).
1992 "Types of Feminist Spirituality Groups and Their Impact." Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and (with Allison Stokes) "Feminist Spirituality and Images of God." Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Washington (November).
1991 "Are Clergy Families 'Special'?" Association for the Sociology of Religion. Cincinnati (August).
1991 "Memories of Marginality: Effects of Growing Up in Dysfunctional Families on Clergy Families Now". Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Pittsburgh (November).