J. Micah Roos

J. Micah Roos

J. Micah Roos

Assistant Professor


560 McBryde Hall 
225 Stanger Street 
Blacksburg, VA 24061


(540) 231-8971



Department Membership



  • Quantitative Methods
  • Sociology of Knowledge and Culture
  • Stratification
  • Science and Religion
  • Measurement

Professional Activities

  • Southern Sociological Society
  • American Sociological Association 


  • Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • M.A. East Carolina University
  • B.A. North Carolina State University

Research Interests

    Research Interests

    Comparing different fit indices in structural equation models

    Uniform and non-uniform differential item functioning in confirmatory factor analysis models

    Multidimensional measurement models for racial attitudes

    Testing item bias in measures of science knowledge

    Selected Publications


    Roos, J Micah. 2017.“Contested Knowledge and Spillover.” Social Currents 4(4):360-379.

    Manglos, Nicolette, Margarita Mooney, Kenneth Bollen, and J Micah Roos. 2016. “Relationships with God among Young Adults.” Sociology of Religion 77(1):193-213.

    Nielsen, Francois and J Micah Roos. 2015. “Genetics of Educational Attainment and the Persistence of Privilege at the Turn of the 21st Century.” Social Forces 94(2):535-561.

    Roos, J Micah. 2014. “Measuring Science or Religion? A measurement analysis of the NSF sponsored science literacy scale 2006-2010.” Public Understanding of Science 23(7):797- 813.