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Jack Santiago Monell

Position: Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Justice Studies Department: History, Politics, and Social Justice

Contact Info

Office: 218 Coltrane Hall Phone: 336-750-2631 Fax: 336-750-2647


Dr. Jack S. Monell is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Justice Studies at Winston-Salem State University with over twenty years of working in the fields of social work, criminal justice and human services. A scholarly practitioner with a broad range of experiences (both personal and professional), he has worked for nonprofit, local, state and Federal government agencies. He is the author of “Delinquency, Pop Culture and Generation Why," a compilation of personal and professional accounts, interviews and music industry perspectives that aims to address the issues faced by generation y, or the Millennials.

Jack received his Ph.D. from Walden University, MSW from Howard University, and BA from Towson State University, respectively. In addition to his academic responsibilities, Dr. Monell had an appointment as the inaugural Faculty in Residence where he served in that capacity for four years working with Student Affairs, specifically Housing and Residence Life, programming for students through co-curricular activities.  His research interests focus on urban youth and their families, pop culture, and delinquency paradigm shifts. Dr. Monell completed a book chapter (Michigan State University Press) focusing on black masculinity and societal perceptions, particularly violent encounters with law enforcement.  Colleagues describe him as a strong proponent of giving young people a second chance at life. A student centered professor, he prides himself in connecting and understanding the needs of students inside and outside of traditional classroom settings.

On a national level, Dr. Monell serves as a consultant for local, state and Federal agencies. He is a member of the American Society of Criminology, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the North Carolina Criminal Justice Association

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

Educational Background

  • PhD, 2005, Walden University
  • MSW, 1999, Howard University,
  • BA,1997, Towson State University
  • Sociology Graduate Certificate, 2017, Appalachian State University

Research and Project Interests

  • School Punishment Correlations to Delinquency
  • Afro-Latino Male Masculinity, Criminality and Gangs
  • Community Based Programming (Juvenile/Adults) and Efficacy