Dr. Chad Malone

Contact Information

458 Social Sciences & Humanities
Stillwater, OK 74078-4062
(405) 744-9573
  (405) 744-5780

Curriculum Vitae


Spring 2021 Office Hours

Under direction of the 'Cowboy Coming Back' plan, all office hours for Spring 2021 will be held online.
For more information, please contact Dr. Malone through email.

Spring 2021 Class Schedule



  • B.S. in Commerce and Business Administration, University of Alabama
  • B.A. in Sociology, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
  • B.A. in Political Science, The Ohio State University
  • M.A. in Sociology, University of Toledo
  • Ph.D. in Sociology, The Ohio State University

Research Interests

  • Social Control
  • Punishment
  • Political Sociology


Chad Malone joined the Department of Sociology at Oklahoma State University in 2015 after completing his Ph.D. in Sociology at The Ohio State University. His teaching areas of interest include criminology, criminal justice, gangs, policing, deviance, and terrorism studies while his research typically addresses the influence of race, class, gender, politics, and economic conditions on social control, punishment, and the criminal justice system in the United States. Dr. Malone’s work has been published in journals that include Sociological Forum, Social Currents, The Sociological Quarterly, Social Science Research, Sociological Spectrum, and Research in Social Stratification and Mobility.

Dr. Malone’s most recent publications, which address changes in U.S. state imprisonments, state concealed carry laws, and state cocaine laws over time can be downloaded at: