Neil Quisenberry, Ph.D.

Photo of Neil Quisenberry, Ph.D.Professor of Sociology

Chair of the Division of Social Sciences

Office: Carnegie Hall 111B

Phone: (618) 537-6849


Ph.D., University of Kentucky

M.A., University of South Florida

B.A., Western Kentucky University

Representative Publications

Haskins, William A . and Phillip Neil Quisenberry. 2007. “Effects of Freedom of Speech Attitudes and Communication Styles on Physical Violence, Hate Speech, Marijuana Use and Alcohol Intoxication Among University Students.” The International Journal of The Humanities 5(3): 93-105.

Jones, Shayne E., and Phillip Neil Quisenberry. 2004. “The General Theory of Crime: How General Is It?” Deviant Behavior 25(5): 401-426. Wilcox, Pamela, Phillip Neil Quisenberry, Debra T. Cabrera, Shayne E. Jones. 2004. “Busy Places and Broken Windows? Toward Defining the Role of Physical Structure and Process in Community Crime Models.” Sociological Quarterly 45 (2):185-207.45 (2):185-207.

Wilcox, Pamela, Phillip Neil Quisenberry and Shayne E. Jones. 2003. “The Built Environment and Crime Risk Interpretation.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 40:322-346.

Research Interests

Hate crimes

Juvenile delinquency


Criminological theory

Teaching Interests

I am responsible for the Criminal Justice Program here at McKendree. In addition, I generally teach the following courses on a regular basis:

Principles of Sociology

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Deviant Behavior

Classical Social Theory

Contemporary Social Theory

Juvenile Delinquency

Social Stratification

Research Methods

Professional Interests

I am a member of:
The American Society of Criminology

The Midwest Sociological Society

I am a reviewer for:
The Journal of Contemporary Ethnography

Roxbury Publishing Company

Sage Publishing

I am the faculty advisor for:
Sociology Club

Spectrum Alliance

Sociology Honor Society

Alpha Kappa Delta