- Social Deviance
- Juvenile Delinquency
- The Sociological Perspective
- Sociology of Law
- Crime, Law and Deviance in the European Union
- 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)
Russell, David, Naomi J. Spence, and Kelly M. Thames. 2019. “’It's So Scary How Common This is Now:’ Frames in Media Coverage of the Opioid Epidemic by Ohio Newspapers and Themes in Facebook User Reactions.” Information, Communication,
and Society. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2019.1566393.
Perdue, Robert Todd, James Hawdon, and Kelly M. Thames. 2018. “Can Big Data Predict the Rise of Novel Drug Abuse?” The Journal of Drug Issues. DOI: 10.1177/0022042618772294.
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.
Ray, Bradley, Cindy B. Dollar, and Kelly M. Thames. 2011. “Observations of Reintegrative Shaming in a Mental Health Court.” International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 34:49-55.
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Sociology
Email address: Email me
Phone: (828) 262-6387
Office address202B Chapell Wilson Hall