Dr. David May received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Mississippi State University (MSU) in 1997. After teaching at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and Eastern Kentucky University, he returned to MSU in the fall 2012 semester. Dr. May also accepted the position of research fellow at the Social Science Research Center in 2015. Dr. May teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses at Mississippi State University and supervises graduate students and undergraduate research assistants. Dr. May has a very active research agenda, and is currently working on funded projects from the National Institute of Corrections, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Justice, the Byrne Criminal Justice Initiative, and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. He has authored or co-authored over 60 articles and six books in the areas of school safety, fear of crime, corrections, and other criminological areas of research.