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John Donahue

John Donahue

Associate Professor Sociology


A native of Baltimore, Donahue joined HCC as a Sociology adjunct in Spring 2010 and has taught full-time since the 2011-2012 academic year. He has also taught Anthropology and Sociology at community colleges in Riverside and San Bernardino, California, and throughout the Baltimore area. He loves the collegiality of working at Harford, and the chance to be a role model for his students.


  • BA, Loyola University in Maryland (1995)
  • BA, University of Maryland, College Park (1997)
  • MAUniversity of California, Riverside (2000)
  • MAT, Towson University (2009) 

Research Interests

  • Music and performance of Classic and Pre-Classic Mesoamerica, with a focus on the Classic Maya 
  • Identity and Community through Performance in the LGBTQIA+ Community 


Donahue, J. & Roof-Ray, (2020). Interdisciplinary off-campus experiences. NISOD Innovation Abstracts  XLII (7) 

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101)
  • Social Problems (SOC 102)
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 102)
  • Race, Class, and Gender in the United States (SOC 212)


  • Sociology
  • Sociology: Anthropology Track