Christopher Donoghue is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Montclair State University. He also serves as the Program Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Data Collection and Management, the Book Review Editor for Sociological Inquiry, and the Council Representative for the NY/NJ region for Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Honors Society.
He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology at Fordham University. His research interests are in social psychological topics in elementary, middle school and high school education such as peer aggression, coping, sexual risk taking, academic motivation and the acquisition of ethnic prejudice. He has also conducted many studies on elder care in nursing homes. Dr. Donoghue's work has appeared in Sociological Forum, The Gerontologist, Research on Aging, The Journal of Applied Gerontology, Health Care Management Review, The Social Science Journal, Multicultural Education, Qualitative Research in Education, and The Journal of Health and Social Policy.
Dr. Donoghue is an educational consultant for several public and private middle schools and high schools in New Jersey, focusing on school climate, bullying, and multicultural education. He recently served as Principal Investigator of the School Climate Understanding and Building Aspirations Survey (The SCUBA), a two-year project to assess the quality of school climate, and the levels of peer aggression and bullying in New Jersey schools. In this capacity, he has conducted public forums for parents, workshops for teachers, and presentations for school administrators. He is also the Program Evaluator for a New Jersey Personal Responsibility Education Program (NJPREP) grant that enables the administration of a program called "Reducing The Risk" to high school students in Jersey City and Newark. This program is intended to reduce teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.
Donoghue, Christopher (2017, In Press) "Bully Nation: How the American Establishment Creates a Bullying Society by Charles Derber & Yale Magrass." Invited Book Review for Social Forces.
Donoghue, Christopher, Consuelo Bonillas, Jeniffer Moreno, Omara Cardoza and Melissa Cheung. (2017) "Young people's perceptions of advice about sexual risk taking." Sex Education, 17, 1, 73-85.
Raia-Hawrylak, Alicia and Christopher Donoghue. (2016) "Assessing the Impact of Emerging Anti-bullying Legislation on Children and Youth." Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, 20, 167-184.
Donoghue, Christopher and Alicia Raia-Hawrylak. (2016) "Moving Beyond the Emphasis on Bullying: A Generalized Approach to Peer Aggression in High School." Children and Schools, 38, 1, 30-39.
Donoghue, Christopher. (2015) "Virtual Instructor-Student Interaction: A New Method for Stimulating Class Participation in an Asynchronous Learning Network." Journal of Emerging Learning Design. 2, 1-6.
Donoghue, Christopher, Dina Rosen, Angela Almeida, and David Brandwein. (2015) "When is Peer Aggression 'Bullying?' An Analysis of Elementary and Middle School Student Discourse on Bullying at School." Qualitative Research in Education, 4, 1, 26-44.
Donoghue, Christopher, Angela Almeida, David Brandwein, Gabriela Rocha, and Ian Callahan. (2014) "Coping With Verbal and Social Bullying in Middle School." International Journal of Emotional Education, 6, 2, 40-53.
Donoghue, Christopher. (2014). The Acquisition of Ethnic Prejudice Among Young
Children. In Diditi Mitra and Joyce Weil (Eds.), Race and the Lifecourse: Readings from the Intersection of Ethnicity and Age. Palgrave MacMillan Publishers.
Parrillo, Vincent and Christopher Donoghue. (2013) "The National Social Distance Survey: Ten Years Later." Sociological Forum, 28, 13, 597-614.
Donoghue, Christopher and David Brandwein. (2012) “Improving Cultural Competence by Teaching Multicultural Education" The Journal of Multiculturalism in Education, 8, 2, 1-19.
Brandwein, David and Christopher Donoghue. (2011) "A Multicultural Grassroots Effort to Reduce Ethnic & Racial Social Distance among Middle School Students." Multicultural Education, 19, 38-43.
Donoghue, Christopher. (2010). “Nursing Home Staff Turnover and Retention: An Analysis of National Level Data.” Journal of Applied Gerontology, 29, 89-106.
Donoghue, Christopher and Nicholas Castle. (2009). “Leadership Styles of Nursing Home Administrators and Their Association with Staff Turnover.” The Gerontologist, 49, 166-174.
Donoghue, Christopher and Nicholas Castle. (2007). “Organizational and Environmental Effects on Voluntary and Involuntary Turnover.” Health Care Management Review, 32, 4, 360-369.
Donoghue, Christopher and Nicholas Castle. (2006). “Voluntary and Involuntary Nursing Home Staff Turnover.” Research on Aging, 28, 454-472.
Donoghue, Christopher. (2006). “The Percentage of Beds Designated for Medicaid in American Nursing Homes and Nurse Staffing Ratios.” The Journal of Health and Social Policy, 22, 1, 19-28.
Parrillo, Vincent and Christopher Donoghue. (2005). “Updating the Bogardus Social Distance Studies: A New National Survey.” The Social Science Journal, 42, 2, 257-271.
Donoghue, Christopher. (2003). “Challenging the Authority of the Medical Definition of Disability: An Analysis of the Resistance to the Social Constructionist Paradigm.” Disability and Society, 18, 199-208.
Healey, Joseph and Christopher Donoghue (2018). Statistics: A Tool For Social Research, 12th
Edition. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning (Under Contract).
Healey, Joseph and Christopher Donoghue (2019). The Essentials of Statistics: A Tool for Social Research, 5th Edition. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning (Under Contract).
Social Psychology of Education, Peer Aggression, Ethnic Prejudice, School Climate