Jericho McElroy


Graduate Teaching Assistant

Jericho McElroy 

   

CONTACT INFORMATION
   431 Murray Hall
   Stillwater, OK 74078-4062
   (405) 744-6105 (phone)
   (405) 744-5780 (fax)
   jericho.mcelroy@okstate.edu

 

FALL 2017
   SOC 1113-63215 - Introductory Sociology - MWF 2:30 - 3:20 CLB 112

FALL 2017 ASSISTANT
  
Dr. Malone - SOC 4333

 

VITA

      

CURRENT RESEARCH AND GRANT PROJECTS

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Crime, Deviance, Delinquency, and Peer Influence
  • Social Stratification, Social Inequality, and Community Outreach/Relief Efforts
  • Race and Ethnicity, Religion, Gender, and Social Class
  • Sociological Theory

EDUCATION

  • M.S. in Applied Sociology – Criminal Justice, Arkansas Tech University-Russellville, 2016
  • B.A. in Sociology, Arkansas Tech University-Russellville, 2014
  • A.A. in Criminal Justice, Arkansas Tech University-Russellville, 2014

BIO
I completed both my BA degree and my MS degree at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, AR located about an hour East of my hometown, Magazine, AR.  I learned to apply my coursework as a member of the university’s Campus Environmental Coalition; as President of the university’s chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta; as Chair for Graduate Student Council and Graduate Student Representative on the Faculty Graduate Council; and as an active member of Because We Can, a registered student organization tasked with providing relief efforts to conditions of poverty among the community’s underprivileged and underrepresented population.  I conducted research relating to peer influence on reported drug use among students enrolled in the university while I completed my master’s degree.  Using my findings, I provided proactive policy and health resources recommendations so that students who reported substance use/abuse may have sufficient resources available to them.  I occupied the position of Visiting Lecture of Sociology at Arkansas Tech University during the 2016-17 academic year. 

I am currently pursuing a Ph. D. in sociology at Oklahoma State University.  I intend to engage in a justice oriented research agenda to more fully understand existing structures of crime and deviance – and how we label and treat those convicted.  I aim to understand who is more susceptible to civil and criminal sanctions; what the shared characteristics are of these individuals; why these individuals account for a disproportionate number of those labeled deviant or criminal; and how our social structure has evolved into its modern form.  

 

 

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