Philip D Manning (Phil), PhD
 Title: Interim Chair & Professor
 Dept: Criminology and Sociology
 Office: UR 359
 Phone: 216-687-4504
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. UR 359, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Social Theory, History of Ideas, Qualitative Research, Ethnography, Cybersecurity, Higher Education Research Funding.
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.