David May

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295 Bowen Hall

Mississippi State University


David C. May is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at Mississippi State University. He has authored or coauthored six books and dozens of scholarly articles and book chapters around his research interests of fear of crime, school safety, corrections, military sociology, cybercrime, and human robot interaction.  In addition to those works, he is currently coauthoring a book on bullying (to be published in 2020) and 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.  He is currently the Secretary/Treasurer of the Rural Criminology section of the American Society of Criminology, and has served as Secretariat (for a number of years) and President of the Southern Criminal Justice Association (in 2012-2013), Program chair for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and chair of the corrections section for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences for several years.  His hobbies include golf, scouting, and anything outdoors.