David M. Marshall IV recently graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 grade point average in Deviance and Culture Studies at John Jay College. During his undergraduate career, David authored a research paper entitled “Methamphetamine Use and Mental Health,” which was selected for publication in John Jay’s Finest, an annual publication of outstanding scholarly work, and co-authored his first publication through the National Institute of Justice entitled “Dynamics of Methamphetamine Markets in New York City.” Additionally, David presented his findings on issues affecting rural gay youth in the Central Appalachian Valley during a week-long presentation celebrating student research and creativity at John Jay and was awarded the Cheryl Williams award for outstanding undergraduate research. David has facilitated undergraduate discussions on chemical dependency counseling and graduate level courses on gendered violence and masculinity. His primary interests lie in analyzing the relationships between mental health, socially constructed “ideals” related to gender and sexuality, and criminal behavior, and researching how cognitive behavioral therapies may be used to empower young men and women struggling with identity issues and mental illness. His previous research has focused on male sex work, gay identity and race, men’s roles in preventing violence against women, and female offending. Most recently, David spent six weeks conducting social network analysis in northern Canada with Dr. Kirk Dombrowski and was hired by Dr. Travis Wendel as the project coordinator for the CDC’s National HIV Behavioral Surveillance Study in NYC. His long-term goals include pursuing a doctorate degree and teaching and conducting research at the university level.
David M. Marchall IV