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J. Micah Roos

J. Micah Roos, Associate Professor

J. Micah Roos, Associate Professor
J. Micah Roos, Associate Professor

Department of Sociology
656 McBryde Hall 
225 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-8969 |

Dr. J. Micah Roos is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology.

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Sociology of Knowledge and Culture
  • Stratification
  • Science and Religion
  • Measurement
  • 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
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • M.A., East Carolina University
  • B.A., North Carolina State University
  • Southern Sociological Society
  • American Sociological Association


Roos, J., Bauldry, S. (2021). Confirmatory Factor Analysis. Sage Publishing.

Select Journal Articles

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.

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