Matthew Lee, Ph.D.

Matthew Lee, Ph.D.

Title: Department Chair, Professor, Sociology
Dept/Program: Sociology
Office: Olin Hall 247B
Phone: (330) 972-5357
Curriculum Vitae: Download in PDF format


Ph.D (2000) in Sociology from University of Delaware

M.A. (1997) in Criminology from University of Delaware

B.S. (1994) in Psychology from Kent State University

Research Accomplishments

Professor Lee’s research interests include altruism, organizational deviance, and the relationship between immigration and crime.  His most recent work is part of a larger interdisciplinary project on the role of religious experiences in the production of altruism.  He also continues to conduct research in several areas of criminology.


Matthew T. Lee.  2015. “North Central Sociological Association Presidential Address. The Mindful Society: Contemplative Sociology, Meta-Mindfulness, and Human Flourishing.” Sociological Focus 48: 271-299.

Maria E. Pagano, Alexandra R. Wang, B.A., Brieana M. Rowles, Matthew T. Lee, Byron R. Johnson. 2015. “Social Anxiety and Peer-Helping in Adolescent Addiction Treatment.” Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 39:887-895.

Matthew T. Lee, Paige S. Veta, Byron R. Johnson, and Maria E. Pagano. 2014. “DailySpiritual Experiences and Adolescent Treatment Response.” Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly 32:271-298.

Matthew T. Lee. 2014. “The Essential Interconnections among Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity: The Case of Religious Altruism.” Pp. 311-331 in Vincent Jeffries (ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity: Formulating a Field of Study. NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Matthew T. Lee, Margaret M. Poloma, and Stephen G. Post. 2013. The Heart of Religion: Spiritual Empowerment, Benevolence, and the Experience of God's Love. New York: Oxford University Press.

Matthew T. Lee. 2013. “The Need for Social Policies that Support the Revitalizing Effects of Immigration rather than Law Enforcement Initiatives that Assume Disproportionate Immigrant Criminality.” Criminology & Public Policy 12:277-282.


Ph.D (2000) in Sociology from University of Delaware