Jack S. Monell, PhD, MSW

Assistant Professor of Justice Studies


Department: Social Sciences
Office Location: Coltrane Hall, Room 218
Phone: 336-750-2631
Fax: 336-750-2647
Email:  monelljs@wssu.edu
Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Jack S. Monell is an Educator/Trainer who has over seventeen years of professional experience in the fields of Federal Community Corrections, Juvenile Justice & Delinquency, Family Preservation and Child Welfare.  He is the author of “Delinquency, Pop Culture and Generation Why”, a compilation of personal and professional accounts, interviews and music industry perspectives; this book aims at addressing the issues faced by generation y, or the Millenials. 

Jack received his PhD from Walden University and MSW from Howard University, respectively.  Dr. Monell is an Assistant Professor of Justice Studies at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  His research interests focus on urban youth and their families, pop culture, and delinquency paradigm shifts.  He was awarded a Creative Research Fellowship for his dissertation research on juvenile delinquents by the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.  Dr. Monell brings over 17 years of experience in the fields of Criminal Justice,  Social Work and Human Services (local, state, Federal), and his colleagues describe him as a strong proponent of giving young people a  second chance at life.

On a national level, Dr. Monell serves as a consultant for the National Training and Technical Assistance Center within the US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile and Delinquency Prevention.  He is a member of the National Organization of Forensic Social Work, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the National Association of Social Workers.

"Create your own opportunities or society will dictate them for you" - Dr. Monell

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Walden University, 2005
  • M.S.W., Howard University, 1999
  • B.A., Towson State University, 1997

  • Research and Project Interests:

  • A Qualitative Analysis of African American Students, Delinquent Contact and Continued Academic Success

  • Selected Publications:


    Monell, J. (2012). Delinquency, Pop Culture & Generation Why. CreateSpace. (Original work published, CPCC Press: 2010).

    Coston, C., Bing, D. & Monell, J. (Accepted for Publication). Legal Values among Youth. African American Perspectives on Crime Causation, Criminal Justice Administration and Crime Prevention. (2nd Ed).

    Maschi, T., Bradley, C.& Ward, K. (2009). Forensic Social Work: Psychosocial and Legal Issues in Diverse Practice Settings. Chapter 6, Common Practice Settings. (Contributor).

    Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed)

    Coston, C., Lord, V. & Monell, J. (October, 2010). Improving the Success of Transfer Students: Responding to Risk Factors. Journal of Learning Community Research, Vol 5, No 2.


    Monell, J., Barnes, F., Coston, C. (2012).  Social Work Strategies Implementing Hope in Adjudicated Youth and their Families. Child, Adolescent & Young Adult Newsletter (NASW).

    Coston, C. & Monell, J. (2010). Student Success in the College Classroom: Infusing Oral and Written Requirements into the Curriculum. E-Source for College Transitions.

    Monell, J., & Monell, A. (2009). Innovative practices to classroom instruction. Teaching Tips/DWC DivisioNews.

    Additional Information:

    Teaching Philosophy

    "In interacting with students, I pride myself in being a student’s professor, and being available to further their intellectual growth.  It is our responsibility to assist students with developing the necessary critical thinking skills needed not only for the fields of Criminal Justice and Criminology, but for the entire academic process.  More importantly, it becomes quite prudent in developing a learning environment that promotes intellectual diversity and cultural sensitivity.  This component is very significant as we are living in a time where diversity is representative in all elements of society." 

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