Associate Professor of Sociology
University of Missouri at Columbia
944 Renaissance Park
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Maureen Kelleher is an associate professor of sociology. 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.
- 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).
Awards and Honors
- American Sociological Association
- Sociologists for Women in Society
- National Collegiate Honors Council (Large University Committee 2007-2010; Research Committee 2007-2010)