Kelly M. Thames, Ph.D.

Courses Taught

  • Criminology
  • Social Deviance
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Corrections
  • The Sociological Perspective
  • Sociology of Law
  • Crime, Law and Deviance in the European Union

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

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 address
202B Chapell Wilson Hall


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