Dr Paul Munroe

Associate Professor


Contact Info

CLA, Room 3221


Ph.D., Sociology,
Stanford University, 2001
M.A., Sociology,
Stanford University, 1990
B.A., Sociology,
San Jose State University, 1988

Areas of Expertise

Group Processes
Social Psychology
Stratification and Inequality
Research Methods


Paul Munroe joined the department in 2001 after earning MA and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology from Stanford University and a BA from San Jose State University. Before joining the Towson faculty, Dr. Munroe was a lecturer at San Jose State. His teaching foci are social psychology, group processes, and research methods.

Dr. Munroe's research interests include group processes, social psychology, social stratification and inequality, and the study of adolescence. Recent collaborations have led to articles in Social Psychology Quarterly, Sociological Perspectives, Sociological Focus, Small Group Research, Advances in Group Processes, The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, and The International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. Present projects involve the study of the legitimacy of informal and formal social structures.