Monte D. Staton, Ph.D.
Specialty Area: Institutional and state responses. Theories of deviance and symbolic interactionism.
Office #: Coffey Hall 451
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas Tech University in 1992, Dr. Staton became a Research Assistant at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio from 1993 to 1996. There he assisted in conducting state-funded research on juvenile delinquency and on issues faced by ex-convicts with mental illness. In 1998 Dr. Staton was awarded a Master of Arts in Sociology with a specialty in Criminology and Deviance from BGSU. After moving to Chicago in 1996, he worked in rehabilitation programs for persons with mental disabilities for eight years. In 2006 he began attending Loyola University Chicago, and worked as part-time Instructor at Loyola from 2007 to 2013. In August he received his PhD, and now teaches undergraduate courses as a full-time Lecturer. His dissertation study presented ethnography of nine mental health courts, which are specialized courts for criminal defendants diagnosed with mental illness. Dr. Staton's research interests have consistently involved investigating how a society and its institutions define and react to groups considered problematic, either currently or in the past, groups such as criminals, persons with mental illness, and homosexuals.
PhD in Sociology, Loyola University Chicago
M.A. in Sociology; specializing in Criminology/Deviance, Bowling Green State University
B.A. in Psychology, Texas Tech University