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Lisa Holland-Davis 

Chair, Department of Social Sciences 

Associate Professor of Sociology


100_4267636537869778464296     Contact Information 

     Office: Clayton Hall 109A

     Email: lisahollanddavis@clayton.edu

     Phone: 678-466-4819




Dr. Holland-Davis received her B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska, Omaha and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology and Law from the University of Florida.  Her research interests include the use of multilevel modeling to examine the effects of social structure on individual criminal and deviant behavior and the exercise of informal and formal social control within neighborhoods and organizations.  Currently, she is embarking on a qualitative exploration of the racial dynamics in youth sports organizations. 

Dr. Holland-Davis enjoys teaching any topic in the area of crime and deviance but especially likes to teach Drugs & Society and Capital Punishment.



Ph.D.     University of Florida (2006)

M.A.      University of Florida (1999)

B.S.       University of Nebraska, Omaha (1997)


Selected Publications 

Davis, Jason and Lisa Holland-Davis. 2015. “Beyond Neighborhoods and Crime: Expanding the Scope of Social Disorganization to Explain Occupational Deviance,” Sociological Inquiry, 85: 262-84.  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/soin.12071/full


Holland-Davis, Lisa and Jason Davis. 2014. “Victim Arrest in Intimate Partner Violence Incidents: A Multilevel Test of Black's Theory of Law,” Journal of Public and Professional Sociology, 6: 1-22. digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/jpps/vol6/iss1/8