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Leonard Steverson

Visiting Lecturer of Sociology


Research, Professional and Creative Activity


Current publication project (book)

Steverson, Leonard A. (Anticipated publication, September 2019). Addiction Reimagined: Challenging Ideas on an Enduring Social Problems under contract with Vernon Press. 


Steverson, Leonard A. 2018. Madness Reimagined: Envisioning a Better System of Mental Health in America. Madrid: Vernon Press.  Website:

Steverson, Leonard A. and J. Melvin. 2018.  Debating Social Problems. New York: Routledge.  Website:

Steverson, Leonard A. and C. Ballard.  2010/2006. Giants of Sociology: A Little Guide to the Big Names in Sociological Theory.  New York:  Pearson Custom Publishing. 

Steverson, Leonard A. 2008. Policing in America: A Reference Handbook.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Chapters in edited volumes (abbreviated list)

Steverson, Leonard A. 2017. “Society as Patient: The Development of a Psychoanalytic Sociology”.  In Scott Graybow (Ed.), Progressive Psychoanalysis:  Essays as a Social Justice Movement.  Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Steverson, Leonard A. 2014. “Counseling, Treatment, and Culture in Prison: One Size Fits All?” In Scott Bowman (Ed.) Racism in the U.S. Prison System, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Steverson, Leonard A. 2011. “Shaming Penalties”.  In William J. Chambliss (Ed.), Corrections.  Key Issues in Crime and Punishment series.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.

Book reviews (abbreviated list)

Steverson, Leonard A. 2016.  Review of “Identity and Capitalism”, Marie Moran.  Capital and Class. Vol. 40, Issue 2.

Steverson, Leonard A. 2016.   Review of “Signal Crimes: Social Reactions to Crime, Disorder, and Control”, Martin Innes, 2014.  Symbolic Interaction.  Vol. 32, Issue 3.

Steverson, Leonard A. 2016. Review of “Classical Methodological Nationalism”, Massimo Pendenza (Ed.) 2014.  International Sociology Review of Books. Vol. 31, Issue 2.

Steverson, Leonard A. 2010. Review of “Shared Obliviousness in Family Systems”, Rosenblatt, P.C., 2009 Journal of Family Theory and Review.  Vol. 2, Issue 1.

Professional Profile

Ph.D. Human Services (Marriage and Family), Capella University; M.S. Sociology, Valdosta State University; B.S. Sociology Georgia Southern University

Teaching and Related Service

Courses currently taught

  • Contemporary Social Problems
  • Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Social Movements
  • Public Sociology
  • Research Methods

Previously taught at

South Georgia College (Associate Professor Emeritus of sociology); University of North Florida

Areas of research

The sociology of mental health and addiction; public sociology

Professional associations

American Sociological Association; Society for the Study of Social Problems; Southern Sociological Society

More Information

Office Hours (On Campus):

  • Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM