October 2018: Melissa Wilde discusses what the Catholic Church can do to deal with the fallout of the child sexual abuse scandal and to bring back faith in their church on Knowledge@Wharton. Listen to Knowledge@Wharton Monday through Friday, 10a-12p, EST on SiriusXM channel 132.

October 2018: Dr. Melissa Wilde examines how the changes from Vatican II can inform future changes in The Conversation.

May 2018: Melissa Wilde on conducting comparative historical research.

June 2017: Dr. Melissa Wilde elected to chair the American Sociological Association’s Section on the Sociology of Religion in 2019.

February 2017:  Wilde to guest edit an issue of Social Inclusions.

November 2016: Melissa Wilde Appointed Associate Director of Survey Research for PRUCCS.

September 16-December 2, 2016:  Dr. Melissa J. Wilde hosts a series of talks regarding religion within the 2016 Election.

March 2016: Outstanding Sociology Opportunity Speaker Series Welcomes Dr. Melissa Wilde on March 17.

2015: Wilde elected President of Association for the Sociology of Religion.

2015: Wilde’s American Journal of Sociology article “Fewer and Better Children” wins three national awards in one year:

Charles Tilly Best Article Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on Comparative and Historical Sociology

Distinguished Article Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on the Sociology of Religion

Distinguished Article Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion

September 2015: How Much Does a Pope Matter?

September 2015: Colleges Take Advantage of Francis’ visit to teach.

February 2013: 115 Men Who Will Choose the Next Pope.