University of Missouri at Columbia
Maureen Kelleher is an associate professor of sociology and the director of the Honors Program. Her teaching areas include social deviance, drugs, social policy and child welfare. She has worked closely with the American Sociological Association on a number of teaching related projects including ones on juvenile delinquency and graduate education. Publications include Drugs and Society: A Critical Perspective and articles on child welfare. Her current research interest focuses on risk-taking among older adolescents and young adults. She became director of the Honors Program in 2004. Over the past years she has worked closely with students on a variety of new honors initiatives including First Pages and Honors Welcome Week in addition to starting the award-winning newsletter Honors Perspective.