Kelly M. Thames, Ph.D.

Courses Taught

  • Criminology
  • Social Deviance
  • The Sociological Perspective

Research Interests

  • Criminological Theory
  • Cross-National Crime
  • Social Control 
  • Theory Construction
  • Inequality (Race, Class, and Gender)
  • Sociological Theory
  • Quantitative Research Methods (Decomposition/”Hybrid” Panel Analysis, Hierarchical Linear Modeling)

Recent Publications

Thames, Kelly M. and Patricia L. McCall. 2014. “A Longitudinal Examination of the Effects of Social Support on Homicide Across European Regions.” International Journal of Conflict and Violence 8:234-261.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Sociology

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6387

Office address
202B Chapell Wilson Hall


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