Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech, 2000, 2007.
Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Leadership of Service-Learning Students, Service-Learning Center, Virginia Tech, 2001.
Handbook of Juvenile Justice, with Timothy W. Wolfe, published by ABC/CLIO, second edition, 2016.
Juvenile Delinquency, published by Rowman/Littlefield, second edition, 2013.
Zarco, Ricardo. M. and Donald J. Shoemaker, “Report on Student Organization Conflicts, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 1938- 2000. Philippine Sociological Review, Vol. 60, 2012:19-70.
Gutierrez, Filomin C. and Donald J. Shoemaker, “Self-Reported Delinquency of High School Students in Metro Manila: Gender and Social Class.” Youth & Society. Vol. 40, 2008:55-85.
Shoemaker, Donald J. and Danielle McDonald, “An Evaluation of the Drug Court of the Twenty-third Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia: A Response to the War on Drugs.” Criminal Law Bulletin, Vol. 39, Number 5, 2003: 569-583.
Wolfe, Timothy W. and Donald J. Shoemaker, “Actor, Situation, and Context: A Framework for Theory Integration.” American Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol.24, 1999: 117-138.
Co-P.I., "III: Small: Integrated Digital Event Archiving and Library (IDEAL)." Funded by the National Science Foundation, $500,000, September 1, 2013-August 31, 2016.
Juvenile Justice: A Reference Handbook, Second edition, with Timothy Wolf, in production.
Constructing digital libraries for collecting and analyzing information on human tragedies (such as school shootings), natural disasters, and political events
Studies of youth organization conflicts and violence in the Philippines and Sri Lanka
Cross-cultural studies of delinquency in Philippines, Sri Lanka, and the United States
Crime and delinquency
Delinquency /youth deviance in the Philippines
Juvenile court processing data in Tennessee and Virginia
Member Freda Adler Distinguished Scholar Award, American Society of Criminology, 2015