Dr Michelle Manasse



Contact Info

CLA, Room 3356


Ph.D., Sociology,
Emory University, 2005
M.A., Sociology,
Emory University, 2002
B.A., Sociology,
Franklin & Marshall College, 1999

Areas of Expertise

Crime and Mental Health
Prisons and Corrections
Youth Crime
Criminological Theory


Michelle Manasse joined the TU Sociology Department in Fall 2005. Her MA and Ph.D degrees in Sociology are from Emory University, and she received her BA in sociology from Franklin & Marshall College. Her teaching interests include delinquency, corrections, theories of crime, and mental health.

Dr. Manasse’s research explores the intersection of mental health and delinquency/criminal justice. Her current work centers on mental health diversion courts, exploring the operational obstacles that arise in attempting to bridge the mental health and criminal justice systems.