Maureen Kelleher

Maureen Kelleher

Associate Professor of Sociology; Director of University Honors Program
education Ph.D.
University of Missouri at Columbia
Mailing address 150 RI
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Maureen Kelleher is an associate professor of sociology and the director of the Honors Program. Her teaching areas include social deviance, drugs, social policy and child welfare. She has worked closely with the American Sociological Association on a number of teaching related projects including ones on juvenile delinquency and graduate education. Publications include Drugs and Society: A Critical Perspective and articles on child welfare. Her current research interest focuses on risk-taking among older adolescents and young adults. She became director of the Honors Program in 2004. Over the past years she has worked closely with students on a variety of new honors initiatives including First Pages and Honors Welcome Week in addition to starting the award-winning newsletter Honors Perspective.

Selected Publications

Maureen Kelleher, Pouchak and Lulay. “The Role of Advanced Placement Credit in Honors Education.” Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Spring/Summer 9.1 (2008).

Maureen Kelleher, Pouchak and Lulay. “Creating Community: Honors Welcome Week Programming.” Honors in Practice, Vol. 4 (2008).

Selected Honors & Awards

American Sociological Association

Sociologists for Women in Society

National Collegiate Honors Council (Large University Committee 2007-2010; Research Committee 2007-2010)