Bentley Hall with Annex

Faculty & Staff Profile 

John Gilliom, Department Chair
John Gilliom 
Professor, Associate Dean for Strategic Enrollment Management and Program Assessment

Wilson Hall Administrative Bldg.

John Gilliom is a Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio University. Gilliom’s research centers on the political and cultural dynamics surrounding the emergence of new forms of surveillance. With Torin Monahan, he is the author of SuperVision: An Introduction to the Surveillance Society (Chicago 2013), which develops an overview of contemporary practices of surveillance while working to reframe the ways in which people imagine and discuss surveillance. Gilliom’s past books include, Overseers of the Poor: Surveillance, Resistance, and the Limits of Privacy (Chicago 2001)whichexplores how the words and actions of those who live under intensive monitoring challenge our prevailing ways of thinking about surveillance and privacy; and Surveillance, Privacy and the Law: Employee Drug Testing and the Politics of Social Control (Michigan 1994). He has written numerous articles on law, legal theory, and the politics of surveillance, serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Surveillance and Society, and is active in professional associations. Gilliom’s teaching on law, surveillance, and politics has earned him the University Professor Award, the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Grasselli-Brown Outstanding Teaching Award.   Since the Summer of 2012, has been working in the office of the College of Arts and Sciences, serving as Associate Dean with responsibility for financial management and strategic planning. 

Gilliom received his Ph D in 1990 at the University of Washington.