Christian Maynard


Washington State University, 2022
M.A. in Sociology

Illinois State University, Normal, IL 2020
B.S. in Sociology, Magna Cum Laude

Danville Area Community College, Danville, IL 2018
A.A. in Sociology, Cum Laude


Cannabis Use, Delinquency, State Policy, Substance Use, Vaping

Research Interests

My current research interest is focused on cannabis legalization policies and its impact on cannabis consumption among adolescents. Additionally, I am interested in the outcomes associated with the adoption of vaping with an emphasis on delinquency through high-risk behavior adoption.

Selected Publications

Maynard, Christian P. 2021. “Vaping in the Context of Delinquency Among Adolescents: A Cross-Sectional Comparison Among Alcohol and Cigarette Use.” Journal of Drug Issues 002204262110022. doi: 10.1177/00220426211002259

Maynard, Christian, “The Media’s Response to Vaping: Catch-Up for a Failed Response?” (2020). Honors Theses. 1.

Selected Presentations

“From Smoke Clouds to Vape Clouds: A study of Substance Use and Delinquency,” American Sociological Association Conference. San Francisco, CA. August 2020.

“Fear of Being Single: Effects of Gender and Shyness,” Illinois State University Symposium. Normal, IL. April 2020

“The Get-Acquainted Process as a Function of Mode of Communication,” Midwest Psychological Association. Chicago, IL. April 2020.