Visiting Lecturer of Sociology
School of Humanities and Sciences, Behavioral Sciences
Research, Professional and Creative Activity
Behl, Joshua & Steverson, Leonard A. (2021). Crime theory profiles: Inside the minds of theorists of crime and deviance. New York: Routledge.
Steverson, Leonard A. (2019). Addiction reimagined: Challenging ideas on an enduring social problem. Madrid: Vernon Press.
Steverson, Leonard A. (2018). Madness reimagined: Envisioning a better system of mental health in America. Madrid: Vernon Press.
Steverson, Leonard A. and J. Melvin. (2018). Debating social problems. New York: Routledge.
Steverson, Leonard A. and C. Ballard. (2010/2006). Giants of sociology: A little guide to the big names in sociological theory. New York: Pearson.
Steverson, Leonard A. (2008). Policing in America: A reference handbook. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
Articles and chapters in edited volumes (abbreviated list)
Steverson, Leonard A. (2022). “Eco-anxiety in a risk society: A sociological perspective” In Douglas Vakock and Sam Mickey (Eds.) and Eco-Anxiety and Planetary Hope: Confronting Pandemics and the Climate Crisis. Oxford University Press.
Steverson, Leonard A. & Melvin, Jennifer E. (2021). “Following the Chicago School: Engaging college and university students in a public sociology gentrified neighborhood program” In Leslie Hossfeld (Ed.) International Handbook of Public Sociology. Routledge. ISBN 9780367518837. In Press.
Melvin, Jennifer E. & Steverson, Leonard A. (2021). “Teaching and engaging students in a public sociology program on gentrification”. Journal of Public and Professional Sociology 13 (1), Article 4. Available at: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/jpps/vol13/iss1/4
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.
Ph.D. Human Services, Capella University; M.S. Sociology, Valdosta State University; B.S. Sociology, Georgia Southern University
Teaching and Related Service
COURSES CURRENTLY TAUGHT
- Public Sociology
- Race and Crime
- Social Movements
- Marriage and Family
- Police and Society
PREVIOUSLY TAUGHT AT
South Georgia College (Associate Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Criminal Justice); Valdosta State University (Criminal Justice); University of North Florida (Sociology)
AREAS OF RESEARCH
Public sociology, deviance and crime, social problems
American Sociological Association; American Society of Criminology; Society for the Study of Social Problems; Southern Sociological Society
Probation supervisor, correctional counselor, therapist, manager of child and adolescent mental health and addictions clinic
Office Hours (On Campus):
- Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:00am-9:50am
- Thursday: 10:00am-10:50am
- Monday, Wednesday: 12:30pm-1:00pm