Christopher Schneider

Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., Arizona State University
  • M.A., Northern Illinois University
  • B.A. (Summa Cum Laude), Northeastern Illinois University

Office: Clark Hall 425


Phone: 204-727-7439

Fax: 204-726-0473

Teaching Areas: Policing, Social Control, Crime, and Qualitative Research Methods

Research Areas: Culture, Deviance, Social Control, Mass Media, Social Media, Qualitative Research Methods, Popular Culture, and Public Sociology

Dr. Schneider taught at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus for six years following the completion of his PhD in 2008. His recent research and publications focus on information technology (e.g., social media) and related changes to police work in Canada. He has consulted with various organizations about his research, including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the John Howard Society (JHS), and the Western Hockey League (WHL) of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). Schneider is a previous editor of The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI) society newsletter. His research and commentary have been featured in hundreds of news reports across North America including, The New York Times, among others.