Sociology and Criminal Justice

Faculty and Staff

Mario PaparozziMario A. Paparozzi, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor
Phone: 910.522.5783
Office: 202 Sampson
Office Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed: 8-12:00 p.m. & by appointment
Specialty areas: Probation and Parole, Community Corrections, Criminology

Shannon MaynorShannon J. Maynor

Administrative Support Associate
Phone: 910.521.6380
Office: 201 Sampson


Jessica Abbott , Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone: 910.775-4259
Office: 222 Sampson
Office Hours: T & Th: 3:15-4:00 p.m.; W: 10-2:00 p.m. & by appointment

John BowmanJohn Bowman, Ph.D.

Phone: 910.521.6626
Office: 211 Sampson

Office Hours: T & Th: 10-11:00 a.m., 1-2:00 p.m.; W: 5:30-6:00 p.m., 9-9:30 p.m. @ Sandhills CC (Logan 123); MF: By appointment only
Specialty areas: The Family, At-risk Youth, Health Promotionand Wellness, Chinese Studies

Calvina EllerbeCalvina Ellerbe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone: 910.521.6541
Office: 221 Sampson

Office Hours: MW: 7-7:55 a.m., 9:55-11:30 a.m.; F: 7-7:55 a.m., 9:55-12:00 p.m. & by appointment
Specialty areas: Demography, Marriage and Family, Race and Ethnicity

Jessica GodseyJessica Godsey, J.D.

Phone: 910.521.6574
Office: 209 Sampson

Office hours: T: 8:30-9:30 a.m.; W: 10:30-2:30 p.m.; Th: 8:30-9:30 a.m. & by appointment
Specialty areas: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Family Violence

Roger GuyRoger Guy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Phone: 910.775.4273
Office: 208 Sampson

Office Hours: MWF: 7:00-8:00 a.m.; M & F: 9:00-11:00 & by appointment
Specialty areas: Urban Sociology, Race, Class, and Crime 


Sonali Jain

Sonali Jain, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 
Phone: 910.521.6474
Office: 219 Sampson

Office hours: M: 6-7:30 p.m.; T: 10:45 -12:30 p.m.; Th: 9:05-9:25 a.m., 10:45-12:30 p.m. & by appointment
Specialty areas: Globalization, Asia, Qualitative Methods


Brooke Kelly

E. Brooke Kelly, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Phone: 910.775.4038
Office: 212 Sampson

Office Hours: M: 12:15-2:15, W: 4-5:00 p.m.; F: 1:00-3:00 & by appointment
Specialty areas: Inequalities, Gender, Family, Work, and Poverty


Renee Lamphere

Renee Lamphere, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone: 910.775.4084
Office: 218 Sampson

Office Hours: T: 9-11:00 a.m.; W: 10:00-12:00 p.m.; Th: 10-11:00 a.m., 3:30-4:30 p.m. & by appointment
Specialty areas: Corrections, Digital Media Crime, Juvenile Delinquency, Violence & Victimology, Mixed-Methods Research


J. Porter Lillis

J. Porter Lillis, Ph.D.

Assiatant Professor
Phone: 910.521.6473
Office: 220 SampsonOffice Hours: T: 10:45-12:00 pm, 1:45-3:15 pm; W:  10:00-12:00; Th: 10:45-12:00 & by appointment


Steve Marson

Steve Marson, Ph.D.

Phone: 910.521.6475
Office: 217 Sampson
Office Hours: M: 11-12; T: 5-6 (Scotland Memorial Hospital); W: 4:30-5:30 in Room 15 of the Thomas Family Center for Entrepreneurship; Th: 3:15-4:15; F: 11:00-12:00 (Tutoring only) & by appointment
Specialty areas: Technology, Gerontology, Ethics, Research/Statistics


Robert McDonnell

Robert S. McDonnell, MPA

Phone: 910.521.6232
Office: 215 Sampson
Office Hours: T & Th: 11-12:30; W: 9:00-12:00 & by appointment
Specialty areas: Terrorism Studies, Criminal Investigation, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Justice Leadership, Investigative Information Management, International Law Enforcement.


Ottis Murray

Ottis Murray, Ed.D

Associate Professor
Phone: 910.521.6821
Office: 214 Sampson
Office Hours: M&W: 11-1:00 pm; W:  5:30-6:30 & by appointment
Specialty areas: Collective Behavior and Social Movements, Popular Culture, Death and Dying, Computer/Technology & Society


Sam Pearson

Sam Pearson, Ph.D.

Phone: 910.521.6885
Office: 207 Sampson
Office Hours: T & Th: 12:30-2:00, 3:30-4:30; F: 10:00-1:00 & by appointment
Specialty areas: Criminology, Private Security, Community Policing, Criminal Investigation, Criminal Justice Administration and Management 


Marlene Powell

Rasby Marlene Powell, Ph.D.

Co-director of the Interdisciplinary Gender Minor
Phone: 910.521.6477
Office: 213 Sampson
Office Hours: T & Th: 1:00-2:00; W: 8:30-11:30 & by appointment
Specialty areas: Community, Theory, Qualitative Research, and Sociology of Emotions.


James Robinson

James W. Robinson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director of the UNCP Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Program 
Phone: 910.522.5785
Office: 216 Sampson
Office Hours: Tues., Wed. & Th: 1:30-3:15 pm & by appointment
Specialty areas: Theory, Social Psychology, Social Inequality, Organizations, Research Methods, Statistics 



Michael SpiveyMichael Spivey, Ph.D

Associate Professor
Phone: 910.521.6776
Office: 210 Sampson
Office Hours: MWF: 11-12:15 p.m., W: 1:15-2:30 p.m. & by appointment
Specialty areas: Social Inequality, Native American Studies, Critical Theory/Cultural Studies, Ethnography


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