Sociology and Criminal Justice
Sociology and Criminal Justice

Faculty and Staff - Your Partners in Success

Mario PaparozziMario A. Paparozzi, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor
Phone: 910.522.5783
Office: 202 Sampson

Office Hours: Spring 2016; MTW 8:00 am-12:00 pm & 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 AbbottJessica Abbott, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Gender Studies Minor Coordinator
Phone: 910.775-4259
Office: 222 Sampson
Office Hours:  Spring 2016; T/W/Th 10:00 am-12:00 pm & by appointment
Specialty Areas:  Criminology, Victimology, Fear of Crime, Gender, and Quantitative Methods


Yawo A. Bessa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone: 910.521-6477
Office: 218 Sampson

Office Hours:  Spring 2016; M/W/F 11:05 am-12:05 pm, 1:30-2:30 pm & by appointment
Specialty Areas:  Sociology of Health/Mental Health, Sociological Theory, Delinquency/Deviance, Gerontology, & Family


John BowmanJohn Bowman, Ph.D.

Phone: 910.521.6626
Office: 211 Sampson

Office Hours: Spring 2016; T/R 10:00-11:00 am, 1:00-2:00 pm (Sampson 211); W 5:30-6:00 pm & 8:45-9:15 pm (Logan Hall 227, Sandhills Comm. College); M/F 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: 217 Sampson

Office Hours: On Leave for Spring 2016 semester
Specialty areas: Demography, Marriage and Family, Race and Ethnicity


Jessica GodseyJessica Godsey, J.D.

Phone: 910.521.6574
Office: 209 Sampson

Office hours: Spring 2016; M 8:30 - 9:00 am, 12:00 - 3:30 pm; W 8:30-9:00 am, 12:00-2:00 pm & by appointment
Specialty areas: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Family Violence


Roger GuyRoger Guy, Ph.D.

Phone: 910.775.4273
Office: 208 Sampson

Office Hours: Spring 2016; M/W/F 7:00 - 8:00, M/F 9:00-11:00 and by appointment

Below are the textbooks for my summer 2016 courses:

  • CRJ 2300 Introduction to Corrections, by Hanser, 2nd edition
  • CRJ/SOC 2400 Criminological theory: The Essentials 2nd Edition, by Tibbetts
  • CRJ 3300 Corrections in the Community, 5th Latessa and Smith,
  • CRJ 3500 Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation 8th Van Voorhis and Salisbury

DARS Audit Instructions

List of Writing Enriched Courses Fall 2015 


Sonali Jain

Sonali Jain, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 
Phone: 910.521.6474
Office: 219 Sampson

Office hours: Spring 2016; T/R 9:00-11:00 am;
F 11-12:00 pm.
Specialty areas: Globalization, Asia, Qualitative Methods


Brooke Kelly

E. Brooke Kelly, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Phone: 910.775.4038
Office: 212 Sampson

Office Hours: Spring 2016; MWF 10:00-11:00 am, 1:20-2:20 pm
Specialty areas: Inequalities, Gender, Family, Work, and Poverty


Renee Lamphere

Renee Lamphere, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone: 910.775.4084
Office: 213 Sampson

Office Hours: Spring 2016; M/F 11:00-12:00 pm; W 11:00-1:00 pm, 2:30-4:30 pm & by appointment
Specialty areas: Corrections, Digital Media Crime, Juvenile Delinquency, Violence & Victimology, Mixed-Methods Research


J. Porter Lillis

J. Porter Lillis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone: 910.521.6473
Office: 220 Sampson

Office Hours: Spring 2016; T/Th 9:15-11:00 am, W 10:00-12:00 pm & by appointment
Specialty areas:  Medical Sociology & Gerontology


Bob M

Robert S. McDonnell, MPA

Phone: 910.521.6232
Office: 215 Sampson

Office Hours: Spring 2016; Tues. & Thurs 10:45-11:45 am; W 8:30 -12:30 pm & 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

Phone: 910.521.6821
Office: 214 Sampson

Office Hours:  Spring 2016; MWF 8:30-9:00 am; 10:00-11:00 am; W 5:45-6:15 pm, & 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: Spring 2016; M/W/F 10:00-11:00 am, 2:30-3:30 pm & by appointment
Specialty areas: Criminology, Private Security, Community Policing, Criminal Investigation, Criminal Justice Administration and Management 


James Robinson

 E. Miranda Reiter, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone: 910.521.6475
Office: 221 Sampson


Office Hours:  Spring 2016; T/R 11:00-12:00 pm; W 12:00-3:00 pm & by appointment
Specialty areas:  Social Epedemiology, Demography, and Health Disparities


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: Spring 2016; T/R 8:00-9:25 am, 10:55-12:00 pm & by appointment
Specialty areas: Theory, Social Psychology, Social Inequality, Organizations, Research Methods, Statistics 

Michael Spivey

Michael Spivey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Phone: 910.521.6776
Office: 210 Sampson

Office Hours:  Spring 2016; T/R 10:00-11:00 am; W 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Specialty areas: Social Inequality, Native American Studies, Critical Theory/Cultural Studies, Ethnography 


Adjunct Faculty

Angelia Adams (
Robert Baker (
R. Travis Bryant (
Marda Godsey (
Andrzej Jachimczyk (
Rudy Locklear (
Stephen Marson (
Jesse McQueen (
Judith Paparozzi (
Kweilin Pikciunas (
Rasby M. Powell (
Neilson Weatherly (