Dr. Brandon Vaidyanathan is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at The Catholic University of America. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Administration from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia and HEC Montreal respectively, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame.
Dr. Vaidyanathan's research examines the cultural dimensions of religious, commercial, medical, and scientific institutions, and has been published in journals such as Business and Society, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Social Forces, Social Problems, Sociology of Religion, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior, and Work, Employment, and Society. His research has been funded by grants from the John Templeton Foundation, Templeton Religion Trust, and the Lilly Endowment.
Mental Health in Congregations Study (Principal Investigator)
Work and Well-Being in Science (Principal Investigator)
National Study of Catholic Priests (Lead Investigator)
Exploring the Pandemic Impact of Congregations (Collaborator)
Beauty at Work (Founder)