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Una Alumnus To Present Research On The School To Prison Pipeline

Jan. 24, 2020

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

FLORENCE, AL - Dr. David C. May, a University of North Alabama alumnus and Professor of Sociology at Mississippi State University, will be on the UNA campus to present his research on the school to prison pipeline. The talk, titled "It's Not Just the Police that Got Me Here: Understanding the School to Prison Pipeline through the Lens of Prisoners," will be in the Performance Center of the Guillot University Center from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10. The event, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Family Studies and the Department of Politics, Justice, Law, and Philosophy. Dr. May graduated in 1992, with a double major in Sociology and Criminal Justice. He has co- authored six books and dozens of scholarly articles and book chapters centered on his research interests in fear of crime, school safety, corrections, military sociology, cybercrime, and human robot interaction. Additionally, he is co-authoring a book on bullying for a second edition of his school safety book, which is to be published later this year. He also serves as a co-PI on research projects funded by the National Institute of Justice, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the Henry Family Foundation, and the United States Army Engineer Research and Development Center. About The University of North Alabama The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/