Faculty and Staff

Thomas Brown

Thomas Brown

Batten Associate Professor of Criminal Justice/Sociology
Chair of the Social Science Major

Education

B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
M.S., Texas A&M International University
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Office Location: Village II, Suite 102
Phone: 757-757-233-8780
Email: tbrown@vwu.edu
Department/s: Criminal Justice
Personal Website

I teach courses in both the Sociology and Criminal Justice programs. Most of my courses feature hands-on active learning. Students who are interested in majoring in either CJ or Sociology at Virginia Wesleyan should please feel free to email me or to come talk with me. Any student interested in grad school should definitely talk with me (and other professors) as soon as possible. We can help you find the right school, increase your odds of admission, and save you time and money.

I am always open to collaborative research projects with VWC students and with professional colleagues at other schools.

Current research interests include (but are not limited to):

  • Ethnic nationalist and extremist social movements in the US.
  • Terrorism and fear of terrorism.
  • Adult criminal consequences of childhood abuse and other adverse childhood experiences.
  • Racial boundaries in US history.
  • Gangs, organized crime, and white collar crime.

Recent publications include:

  • 2015. (with Leah Sims) Fugitive Slave Advertisements in The City Gazette: Charleston, South Carolina, 1787-1797. Rowman & Littlefield Lexington Books.
  • 2015. Slave commerce and white labor activism in Charleston, SC in the early national era. Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association.
  • 2013. Terrorism and White Collar Crime.  In Salinger, L. M. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate Crime. Sage Reference.
  • 2012. Terrorist Financing. In Margaret Beare & Geo ffry Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Justice. Sage Reference (in press).
  • 2012. Procunier vs. Martinez. In Wilbur Miller (Ed.), Social History of Crime & Punishment. Sage Reference.
  • 2012. Thomas Dewey. In Wilbur Miller (Ed.), Social History of Crime & Punishment. Sage Reference.
  • 2012. Johnson v. Avery. In Wilbur Miller (Ed.), Social History of Crime & Punishment. Sage Reference.
  • 2012. Taylor v. State of Mississippi. In Wilbur Miller (Ed.) Social History of Crime & Punishment. Sage Reference.
  • 2012. National Police Gazette. In Wilbur Miller (Ed.) Social History of Crime & Punishment. Sage Reference.
  • 2012. Whitney v. California. In Wilbur Miller (Ed.) Social History of Crime & Punishment. Sage Reference.
Class stratification

Professor Honored by VFIC

Thomas Brown Selected to Receive Excellence in Instructional Technology Award

Fall 2016

Mon. 4 p.m.- 6:00  p.m.
Tues. 11 a.m.- noon.
Thurs. 11 a.m.- noon.

 

(Note: The regular open office hours schedule applies only to the regular fifteen-week semester. It does not apply to Reading Day, final exam week, summer or holidays, or any other times that classes are not meeting according to the regular semester schedule. Please email me for an appointment during those times. Occasionally I may need to cancel a regularly scheduled office hour without notice due to conflicting college responsibilities.)

This represents a sample of recent courses taught by this professor. For the most current course information, consult WebAdvisor "Search for Courses".

Spring

CJ*350*02;SOC*350*02;CJ*460*01;SOC*308*01;SOC*460*01;CJ*301*04
Intro to Social Research;Intro to Social Research;Readings in Criminal Justice;Visual Sociology;Readings in Sociology;TU: Criminology

Summer

CJ*460*01;SOC*460*01;CJ*490*01
Readings in Criminal Justice;Readings in Sociology;GS: Policing and Terrorism

Fall

CJ*350*02;SOC*100*01;SOC*308*01;SOC*350*02
Intro to Social Research;Intro to Sociology;Visual Sociology;Intro to Social Research

Criminal Justice Faculty & Staff

Thomas Brown

Thomas Brown

Batten Associate Professor of Criminal Justice/Sociology
Chair of the Social Science Major

Education

B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
M.S., Texas A&M International University
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Office Location: Village II, Suite 102
Phone: 757-757-233-8780
Email: tbrown@vwu.edu
Department/s: Criminal Justice
Personal Website

I teach courses in both the Sociology and Criminal Justice programs. Most of my courses feature hands-on active learning. Students who are interested in majoring in either CJ or Sociology at Virginia Wesleyan should please feel free to email me or to come talk with me. Any student interested in grad school should definitely talk with me (and other professors) as soon as possible. We can help you find the right school, increase your odds of admission, and save you time and money.

I am always open to collaborative research projects with VWC students and with professional colleagues at other schools.

Current research interests include (but are not limited to):

  • Ethnic nationalist and extremist social movements in the US.
  • Terrorism and fear of terrorism.
  • Adult criminal consequences of childhood abuse and other adverse childhood experiences.
  • Racial boundaries in US history.
  • Gangs, organized crime, and white collar crime.

Recent publications include:

  • 2015. (with Leah Sims) Fugitive Slave Advertisements in The City Gazette: Charleston, South Carolina, 1787-1797. Rowman & Littlefield Lexington Books.
  • 2015. Slave commerce and white labor activism in Charleston, SC in the early national era. Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association.
  • 2013. Terrorism and White Collar Crime.  In Salinger, L. M. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate Crime. Sage Reference.
  • 2012. Terrorist Financing. In Margaret Beare & Geo ffry Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Justice. Sage Reference (in press).
  • 2012. Procunier vs. Martinez. In Wilbur Miller (Ed.), Social History of Crime & Punishment. Sage Reference.
  • 2012. Thomas Dewey. In Wilbur Miller (Ed.), Social History of Crime & Punishment. Sage Reference.
  • 2012. Johnson v. Avery. In Wilbur Miller (Ed.), Social History of Crime & Punishment. Sage Reference.
  • 2012. Taylor v. State of Mississippi. In Wilbur Miller (Ed.) Social History of Crime & Punishment. Sage Reference.
  • 2012. National Police Gazette. In Wilbur Miller (Ed.) Social History of Crime & Punishment. Sage Reference.
  • 2012. Whitney v. California. In Wilbur Miller (Ed.) Social History of Crime & Punishment. Sage Reference.
Class stratification
Class stratification

Professor Honored by VFIC

Thomas Brown Selected to Receive Excellence in Instructional Technology Award

Professor Honored by VFIC

Thomas Brown Selected to Receive Excellence in Instructional Technology Award

Fall 2016

Mon. 4 p.m.- 6:00  p.m.
Tues. 11 a.m.- noon.
Thurs. 11 a.m.- noon.

 

(Note: The regular open office hours schedule applies only to the regular fifteen-week semester. It does not apply to Reading Day, final exam week, summer or holidays, or any other times that classes are not meeting according to the regular semester schedule. Please email me for an appointment during those times. Occasionally I may need to cancel a regularly scheduled office hour without notice due to conflicting college responsibilities.)

This represents a sample of recent courses taught by this professor. For the most current course information, consult WebAdvisor "Search for Courses".

Spring

CJ*350*02;SOC*350*02;CJ*460*01;SOC*308*01;SOC*460*01;CJ*301*04
Intro to Social Research;Intro to Social Research;Readings in Criminal Justice;Visual Sociology;Readings in Sociology;TU: Criminology

Summer

CJ*460*01;SOC*460*01;CJ*490*01
Readings in Criminal Justice;Readings in Sociology;GS: Policing and Terrorism

Fall

CJ*350*02;SOC*100*01;SOC*308*01;SOC*350*02
Intro to Social Research;Intro to Sociology;Visual Sociology;Intro to Social Research