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Jack Santiago Monell

Position: Provost Fellow & Associate Professor 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 a Provost Fellow and Associate Professor of Justice Studies at Winston-Salem State University with over twenty eight years working in the fields of criminal justice, social work, 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 has published extensively exploring black masculinity, violent police and citizen encounters, and popular culture's misrepresentation of the black community in music, film and print media.    

Jack received his Ph.D. from Walden University, MSW from Howard University, BA from Towson State University, and a Post Graduate certificate in Sociology from Appalachian 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 Afro Latino youth and their families, black masculinity, pop culture, and delinquency paradigm shifts. 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, North Carolina Criminal Justice Association, and National Association of Social Workers.

"The paradox of education is precisely this, that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated."  James Baldwin

Educational Background

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