Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice


Douglas W. Pryor


Co-Chair, Middle States Committee

Office:   Liberal Arts, Room 3336
Phone:   410-704-2150
Fax:   410-704-2854

Douglas W. Pryor, Ph.D.

Douglas Pryor joined Towson University in spring 1996. He received his B.S. in Sociology and M.S. in Applied Sociology from Northern Arizona University. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1994.

His current research includes “The Social Psychology of Fear of Rape among College Women” and “The Rehabilitation Approach with Familiar Sex Offenders.” His research interests focus on the study of Deviant Behavior; Sex Crimes; Fear of Crime; Social Control; Interpretive Sociology; In-Depth Interviewing; Ethnographic Methods; and Grounded Theory.

Some of his research publications include:

Dual Attraction: Understanding Bisexuality (with Martin S. Weinberg and Colin J. Williams), Oxford University Press, 1994

Unspeakable Acts: Why Men Sexually Abuse Children, New York University Press, 1996

Bisexuals at Midlife: Commitment, Salience, and Identify (with Martin S. Weinberg and Colin J. Williams), Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 2001.

His main service duty is serving as Co-Chair of the Middle States Self-study at Towson University.





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