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Academic School

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


51 Fulton Street, Room 122



(845) 575-3000, ext. 2074

Dr. Addrain Conyers

Associate Professor & Chair of Criminal Justice and Co-Director, Social Justice Minor


Addrain Conyers is an Associate Professor & Chair of Criminal Justice and Co-Director of the Social Justice Minor at Marist College. He holds a doctorate in sociology. His teaching and research interests center on criminology, deviant behavior, corrections, social psychology, and race relations. He has authored and edited numerous articles, chapters, and readers in the areas of deviance and criminology, and is the recipient of multiple teaching and mentorship awards. Dr. Conyers is a member of several professional organizations, including the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) and Criminal Justice Educators Association of New York State (CJEANYS).



PhD, Sociology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
MA, Sociology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
BA, Psychology and Sociology, Boston College

Research Interests / Areas of Focus

Criminology, Deviant Behavior, Corrections, Prisoner Reentry, and Race Relations

Selected Publications

Conyers, A. & Calhoun, T.C. forthcoming. Deviance today 2nd. Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group.

Williams, S.A.S., Conyers, A., & Garcia, F. (2018). Practical Applications of Ecological Consultation in Higher Education: Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives. Public Administration Quarterly, 42 (2), 183 – 212.

Conyers, A., & Calhoun, T. C. (2016). The Interactionist Approach to Deviance. In E. Goode (Ed.), Handbook of Deviance (pp. 259-276). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Williams, S.A.S., & Conyers, A. (2016). Race pedagogy: Faculty preparation matters. Administrative Theory & Praxis, 38, 1-17. Doi:10.1080/10841806.2016.1239396

Thio, A., Calhoun, T. C., & Conyers, A. (2013). Deviance today. Boston, MA: Pearson.

Awards and Honors

Marist College Board of Trustees’ Faculty Award for Distinguished Teaching (2020)
Marist College Student Government Association, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty of the Year Award (2013, 2015, 2016, 2018,  and 2019)
SUNY Brockport McNair Program Mentor of the Year (2011)
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Dissertation Research Award (2006)