Sociology and Criminology

Department of Sociology and Criminology Welcomes New Faculty

The Department of Sociology and Criminology is pleased to welcome our new faculty. They will begin their new positions in the fall of 2017.

Meghan Rogers

Dr. Meghan Rogers, Assistant Professor of Criminology 

Office: Bear Hall 223

Phone: 962-2856

Research Interest: Cross-national research, quantitative research methods, statistics, criminological theory, social structures and crime, measurement of crime and its correlates, and victimization. 

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Timothy Gill

Dr. Timothy M. Gill, Assistant Professor of Sociology 

Office: Bear Hall 123

Phone: 962-7420

Research Interest: Political Sociology, Sociological Theory, Latin America, Globalization, Research Methods 

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Dr. Timothy M. Gill’s research interests include political sociology, global/transnational sociology, comparative-historical sociology, Latin America, and sociological theory. In his work, Gill has focused on U.S. democracy assistance efforts in Venezuela under the government of former President Hugo Chávez, and the Venezuelan government’s attempts to prohibit these efforts. His work has been published in academic outlets, including Sociological ForumCurrent SociologyThe American SociologistNACLA Report on the Americas, and Third World Quarterly. He has also published his work in public outlets, including the Washington Post Monkey Cage BlogCleveland Plain DealerWorld Politics Review, and Policy Trajectories.

Dr. Gill received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Georgia in 2016 and completed a dissertation titled The State and Civil Society in Socialist Venezuela: The Case of U.S. Democracy Assistance, Venezuelan National Sovereignty, and International Cooperation Law. Thereafter, Dr. Gill was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at Tulane University. Gill also possesses his MA in Sociology from Cleveland State University and his BA in Sociology from John Carroll University.

  • Lecturer Mr. Felix Brooks Jr., MA Political Science

Office: Bear Hall 225

Teaching and Mentoring: Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice Process

Curriculum Vitae (pdf) 

Biography - Felix Brooks Jr.

 Felix Brooks Jr. is the former Director of Diversity and Inclusion and International Admissions at Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC), Kalamazoo, Michigan. Mr. Brooks also served as director of the countywide Learning Network Initiative for the Kalamazoo Community Foundation.  Prior to working at KVCC Mr. Brooks served youth and families of the 9th Circuit Court Family Division, Kalamazoo, Michigan for 30 years as a Probation Officer and Director of a youth transition program. He was an adjunct instructor in the Sociology department for 22 years at Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo), where he taught Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice Process. He has also worked as a trainer and consultant at the state and national level.  Mr. Brooks holds both a BS and MA in Political Science from Western Michigan University.

Hi all,

  I am pleased to welcome Felix Brooks to the department.  Mr. Brooks has ten years’ worth of teaching experience in Western Michigan University’s sociology department, where he taught courses in juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice.  He brings a career’s worth of professional experience to us as well, having spent much of his professional life as an officer in the juvenile court in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He has other professional experience in academic settings working with faculty, staff, and students, most recently as the (first) director of academic diversity and inclusion at Kalamazoo Valley Community College (see  [pp. 20-23] for a nice profile).  Felix will be teaching SOC 215 for us this semester on MWF.

  I’m also happy to welcome back Raven Bruno, Jamie Pond and Lynne Snowden this semester!  Raven will be teaching SOC 345 this semester, online (she now lives in Charlottesville, VA).  Jamie is teaching a section of the undergrad Methods course, and Lynne agreed to teach a grad seminar for us on individual and collective violence.

Cheers, and welcome back to everyone!  

Mike Maume, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor
Department of Sociology & Criminology
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, NC 28403-5978