Department of Sociology
Email: dmay@soc.msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-7877

Dr. David May is a Professor in the Department of Sociology. Dr. May has published over 80 articles and six books in the areas of corrections, cybercrime, school safety, human robotics interaction, and military sociology. He is currently a PI or co-PI on five grants utilizing his expertise in these areas: (1) a grant from U.S. Army ERDC to examine human responses to unmanned ground vehicles in combat and noncombat environments; (2) a grant from the National Science Foundation to examine the effectiveness of robot interviewers in gathering data from children about sensitive topics; (3) a grant from the National Institute of Justice to examine responses to bullying among high school students; (4) a grant from the Henry Foundation to examine the causes and consequences of the school-to-prison pipeline; and (5) a cross-college grant from Mississippi State University to assess law enforcement officers’ physiological responses to stress in training environments.