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Megan Steele

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  • Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Methods, University of Georgia, 2019
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Georgia, 2017 
  • B.A., Sociology, Furman University, 2015
Selected Publications:

Steele, Megan E., Tara E. Sutton, Alyssa L. Brown, Leslie Gordon Simons, and Patricia Y. Warren. “A Test of General Strain Theory: Explaining Intimate Partner Violence and Alcohol Use Among Black Women.” Feminist Criminology. Advance online publication.

Steele, Megan E., Leslie Gordon Simons, Tara E. Sutton, and Frederick X. Gibbons. Family Context and Adolescent Risky Sexual Behavior: An Examination of the Influence of Family Structure, Family Transitions and Parenting. Journal of Youth & Adolescence, 49(6), 1179-1194.

Simons, Leslie Gordon, and Megan E. Steele. 2020. “The Negative Impact of Economic Hardship on Adolescent Academic Engagement: An Examination Parental Investment and Family Stress Processes.” Journal of Youth & Adolescence49(5), 973-990. 

Steele, Megan E., and Leslie Gordon Simons. 2019. “Intergenerational Transmission.” Macmillan Encyclopedia of Intimate and Family Relationships. Macmillan Reference USA. ISBN-13: 9780028664644

Articles Featuring Megan Steele

From left to right,  Steph Hanus, M.A., won the B.O. Williams thesis award, Megan Steele, Ph.D., received the Certificate of Excellence and Alyssa Brown, doctoral candidate, received the Graduate Teaching Award. Dr. Leslie Gordon Simons, second…

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Megan Steele is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of

Georgia. Her primary research interests include the Family, Life Course, and Aging; Crime,

Law, and Deviance; and Advanced Quantitative Methods. Her dissertation is tentatively titled,

“A Test of Competing Pathways to Young Adulthood Violence.” In this…