Brian Monahan headshot

Director, Honors Program
Ph.D., University of Delaware

Brian Monahan

Brian Monahan headshotDirector, Honors Program

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Delaware
M.S., Sociology, Virginia Commonwealth University
B.A., Criminal Justice, Radford University


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Courses Taught at Baldwin Wallace

Social Problems, Crime in the Media, Sociology of Deviance, Criminology, Principles of Sociology, Overview of the Criminal Justice System, Corrections

Research Interests

Media and crime, social construction of social problems, deviance, criminology, qualitative methods

Monahan has authored two books along with multiple journal articles and book chapters.

Selected Publications

"The Art of the Spiel: Analyzing Donald Trump's Tweets as Gonzo Storytelling" (Symbolic Interaction, 2021).

"Social Problems in Popular Culture" (Policy Press, 2016). 

"The Shock of the News: Media Coverage and the Making of 9/11" (NYU Press, 2010).

Professional Organizations

Society for the Study of Social Problems, American Society of Criminology