Philip Kavanaugh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, School of Public Affairs
Public Administration PhD Graduate Faculty
Criminal Justice Graduate Faculty
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6778
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W160
Mailing Address:
W160 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057

Bottom Fields

Bio

Philip R. Kavanaugh is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg. Dr. Kavanaugh received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Delaware’s Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice. His research, which is situated in criminology, sociology, cultural studies and public health, has been funded by the National Institute of Justice and has appeared in various criminology, sociology, and addictions journals. Using primarily qualitative and ethnographic methods, his work has examined the forms and functions of drug use, how the social construct of gender informs victimization outcomes, as well as stigma and social control processes among drug addicts, school students, digital communities, and former inmates. Prior to joining Penn State Harrisburg Dr. Kavanaugh was an Assistant Professor at Shepherd University where he taught courses in sociology and criminal justice.

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • American Society of Criminology
  • Eastern Sociological Society
  • Society for the Study of Social Problems

 

Research Interests
Crime and deviance
Social control
Gender and sexuality
Cultural criminology
Victimization