Department of Psychology and Sociology

Staff and Faculty

Stanley Hodges

Associate Professor of Criminology

Before TAMUK:

  • Served as Instructor at Oklahoma State University (OSU).Taught: Intro to Soci, Sociology of the Paranormal, Social Problems, Social Deviance, Applied Sociology, and Clinical Sociology.  
  • President of AKD OSU Chapter the International Sociology Society.


  • Has published articles in:
    • Sociological Spectrum
    • Music, Song, and the Creation of Community and Community Spirit by a Gay Subculture.
    • Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology
    • A Historical and Theoretical Look at Ritual Abuse Laws (Part I )
    • A Historical and Theoretical Look at Ritual Abuse Laws (Part II )
    • A Historical and Theoretical Look at Ritual Abuse Laws (Part III )        
  • Has contributed a chapter on a Sociology of Music text.  Criminological Book Reviews on a Criminology Text.

Research interests:

  • cross-cultural sociology
  • environmental sociology
  • sociology of religion
  • criminological & sociological theory
  • social psychology
  • global sociology
  • postmodern studies.

Courses taught at TAMUK:

  • Social Psychology
  • Criminological Theory (Undergrad & Grad)
  • Social Theory (Undergrad & Grad)
  • Sociology of the Paranormal & Soci of Religion
  • Violence
  • Gangs & Gang Behavior
  • Sociology of Cults
  • Clinical Sociology
  • Men's Studies
  • Psychology of Criminal Behavior

Family Information:

Dr. Hodges is involved in family genealogy and has been since the age of ten.  He is a Montauk descendent of the Montaukett Indian Nation of Long Island, New York.  He owns the oldest home in Kingsville and is restoring it to its early 1900s conditions.  He has one son and four grandchildren.

Contact Information

Department of Psychology & Sociology
Manning 150
MSC 177 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361-593-2826
fax: 361-593-2707

Stanley Hodges