Philip D Manning (Phil), PhD
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 Title: Professor
 Dept: Criminology Anthropology & Sociology
 Office: RT 1725
 Phone: 216-687-4504
 Email: P.MANNING@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1725, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Social Theory, History of Ideas, Qualitative Research, Ethnography, Cybersecurity, Higher Education Research Funding.
 
Education:
Ph.D., Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, 1989
M.Phil, Criminology, University of Cambridge, 1985
B.A., Sociology, University of Durham, 1984
 
Brief Bio:
I was trained in England at the universities of Durham and Cambridge where I studied sociology and criminology. I moved to CSU in 1989 and have spent my career here.
 
Research Interests:
I began my academic career studying sociology and criminology with a focus on theory and the history of ideas.
I have written about prominent social theorists - most particularly Erving Goffman. My aim has been to clarify and develop theoretical ideas whilst understanding the contexts out of which they arose.  I then began looking at ordinary social situations and the role language played in structuring our understanding of what was taking place. Specifically I studied shyness as something accomplished in social interaction through verbal strategies of self-presentation. I then took the the same theoretical framework and applied it to the work of physicians and their patients as they negotiate primary care consultations. This led to a more general interest in the identification of best practices for qualitative sociology, particularly ethnography. More recently I have been part of an NSF funded research team that has created a new way for people to use multiple passwords in the course of their daily life.  This work has been published and patented. Currently I am thinking about how institutions such as CSU can improve their rates of success in federal and other funding.
 
Teaching Areas:
Sociological Theory
Urban Ethnography
Sociology of Mental Illness
 
University Service:
Department Chair for seven years
Member of the University Research Council
 
Research Grants:
2013 $202,251 National Science Foundation Eager Grant to SaTC (Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace) with Ye Zhu and Conor Mclenan of Cleveland State University. Grant No. 1343141.