Faculty & Staff

Ph.D., University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Dr. Paul D. Shapiro earned a B.F.A. from the University of Michigan, a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His areas of specialization included: Deviance, Health/Medicine, Research Methods/Statistics, HIV, Substance Use/Abuse, Gambling, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Before Truman, Dr. Shapiro was a tenured associate professor at Georgia Southwestern State University.  He has authored or co-authored two books: Paramedic: The True Story of a New York Paramedic’s Battles with Life and Death; and Las Vegas by Night.  He has written two different chapters appearing the in the 1st and 2nd editions of the leading textbook Forensic Nursing.  And his chapter “The Chicago School and the Ecological Approaches to Deviance” was translated into Hungarian and appears in The Sociology of Deviance in Modern Society.  Dr. Shapiro has presented more than 20 academic papers at scholarly meetings and conferences; and his peer-reviewed publications appear in The Social Sciences Journal, The American Behavioral Scientist, Gaming Research and Review, The Journal of Public and Professional Sociology, and Slayage: The International Journal of Buffy Studies.