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Recent Ph.D. Graduates: Sociology and Criminology

Ph.D. Graduates: 2000-Present

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YEARNAMEDISSERTATION TITLE POSITION
2014 Katie Farina School Climate and School Sector: Utilizing a Mixed Methods Approach to Examine Bullying and Fear Among Students Cabrini College
2014 Erin Kerrison University of Pennsylvania.
2014 Brian Newby Tiny Heroes, Big Symbols: Small Groups, Values, and the Proliferation of Heroes in America Delaware County Community College
2014 Richard Stansfield Environmental Adversity and Urban Violence: A Normative Development Approach Rutgers, Camden
2013 Daniel Howard A Multilevel Study of Neighborhood - and Individual - Level Predictors of Graduation From a Delaware Drug Court  
2013 David Lane Behind the Needle: Continuity and Change Among Tattoo Workers  
2013 Laurin Parker Does Reentry Programming Really Matter: An Examination of Youth and Staff Perspectives Juvenile Reentry and Programming Delaware State University
2013 Margarita Poteyeva A Life Less Valuable? Adjudication and Sentencing Outcomes for Perpetrators of Child Homicide  
2013 Jenniffer Santos-Hernandez Integrating Perspectives on Social Vulnerability to Disasters and Emergency Management in Puerto Rico  
2013 Sherry Skaggs Police Interaction with Juveniles in Rural Communities: Officer Attitudes, Discretion, and Decision Making  
2012 Button, Deeanna Understanding the Experiences of LGBTQ Youth: A Mixed Methods Approach to Examining the Interrelationships Between Gender Peer Victimization, Negative Outcomes, and Social Support Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Galloway, New Jersey
2012 Gill, Kimberly The Role of Community Engagement in Local and State Public health Department Emergency Preparedness Assistant Professor of Disaster Medicine and Management
College of Science, Health & the Liberal Arts
Philadelphia University
2012 Griffin,Jennifer Are we Protecting Those who Protect Us? Stress and Law Enforcement in the 21st Century State Police Officer
2012 Howard, Dan A Multilevel Study of Neighborhood - and Individual – Level Predictors of Graduation From a Delaware Drug Court
2012 Letukas, Lynn The Ascent of Punditry: Media and the Construction of Cable News Assistant Professor
Sociology
University of Wisconsin
La Crosse
2012 Lilley, Terry 'A Gentle Obstruction’: Professionalization’s Effects on Victim Services and Advocacy. Assistant Professor
Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
University of Wisconsin
La Crosse
2012 Rapp, Laura Women in Romantic Relationships with Convicted Sex Offenders Post-Doc
Center for Drugs and Alcohol Studies
University of Delaware
2012 Starks, Brian A Bail of Two Cities: Atlanta vs. Philadelphia, The First Criminal Court Phase Assistant Professor
Delaware State University
Dover, DE
2012 Swan, Holly Barriers and Facilitators to Continuous HIV Care for Individuals with a History of Incarceration
2011 Barsky, Lauren Framing Responsibility: A Political Economy Approach to Meeting Basic Needs in a Disaster Emergency Systems Analyst with the Decision and Information Sciences Division of Argonne National Laboratory
2011 Kleinstuber, Ross Everyone Has Choices: Constructing Individualism in the Cultural and Institutional Life of Capital Mitigation Assistant Professor
104-B Krebs Hall
Univ. of Pittsburgh-Johnstown
450 Schoolhouse Rd.
Johnstown, PA 15904
2011 Longazel, Jamie I’ve Lost My City: Law, Community, and Immigration Under Colorblind Neoliberalism Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
University of Dayton
Dayton, OH
2011 Gabriela Wasileski Not So Obscure A Challenge: Battered Female Migrants and Public Policies in the United States and Greece Assistant Professor
Department of Criminology
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
2011 Zaykowski, Heather I Wouldn’t Call it a Crime: How Young People Make Sense of Victimization and Account for their Responses to Violence Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, MA
2010 Albertson, Stephanie The Influence of Jurors' Race on Perceptions of Complex Scientific Evidence Assistant Professor
Widener University
West Chester, PA
2010 Argothy, Victor The Politics of Choice: A Case Study of Latino-Centered Charter Schooling Philadelphia, PA
2010 Barnshaw, John Lessons Learned from Lehman: Crisis, Financial Instability and Social Change University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
2010 Evans, Carole Race and Children's Psychiatric Diagnoses Wilmington, DE
2010 Kavanuagh, Philip Storylines of Physical and Sexual Assault in Urban Nightlife: The Impact of Individual Disposition and Social Context Assistant Professor
Shepherd College, Shepherdtown,West Virginia
2010 Torres, Manuel Every Man for Himself? Testing Multiple Conceptual Approaches of Emergency Egress on Building Evacaution During a Fire Research Scientist
Division of Data, Research, Evaluation and Reporting
The New Jersey Department of Education
2009 Bakken, Nicholas Making it on the outside: Gender differences in the desistance process among drug involved offenders Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin
La Crosse,WI
2009 Bracy, Nicole Learning Locked Down: Evaluating the Treatment of Students' Rights in High Security School Environments  
2009 Brown, Bethany Organizational Response and Recovery of domestic Violence Shelters in the Aftermath of Disasters
2009 Gunter, Whitney Piracy of the New Millennium: An Application of Criminological Theories to Digital Piracy Assistant Professor
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI
2009 Jacobs, Sidney Religion and the Reintegration Experiences of Drug-Involved African American Men Following Incarceration Assistant Professor
Widener University
Chester, PA
2009 Maiden, Kristin Second Chances: An Examination of Juvenile Offenders' Experiences with a Restorative Justice Program Research Scientist
Christiana Care Health Services, Center for Women's and Children's Health Research
Newark, DE
2009 Maratea, Raymond Virtual Claimsmaking: The Role of the Internet in Constructing Social Problems Assistant Professor
New Mexico University
2009 Moore, Chanele Navigating Complex Terrain Black Women School Principals and Assistant Principals Negotiating Race at Work Delaware County Community College
2009 Trainor, Joe Extreme Occasions as Organizational Context: A Contingency Perspective on FEMA'S FIT During the Response to Katrina Research Assistant Professor
University of Delaware, Disaster Research Center
Newark, DE
2009 Wu, Yuning Race and Policing: Chinese Immigrants'/Americans' Perceptions of the Police Assistant Professor
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
2008 Rich, Meghan Diversity Block by Block:  Homeowners' Perceptions of Race, Class, and Neighborhood Change in an Integrated Urban Neighborhood Assistant Professor
University of Scranton
Scranton, PA
2007 Cass, Amy Individual Perceptions of Stalking:  An Examination of the Influence of Gender and the Victim/Offender Relationship Assistant Professor
California State University
Fullerton, CA

2007 Farley, Erin Delibertaing Science:  Juries, Scientific Evidence and Commonsense Justice Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina
Wilmington, NC
2007 Perez, Victor The Social Production of Risk: Perceived Risk and Disapproval as Mechanisms of Social Control in a Social Influence Model of Youth Marijuana Use Assistant Professor
University of Delaware
Newark, DE
2007 Griffiths, Heather Town and Gown:  An Examination of College Housing as a Social Problems Cluster Assistant Professor
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
2007 Donner, William An Integrated Model of Risk Perception and Protective Action:  Public Response to Tornado Warnings Assistant Professor
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA
2007 Leigey, Margaret Life While Serving Life:  The Correctional Experiences of Older Inmates Serving a Life Without Parole Sentence Assistant Professor
The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ
2007 Mansley, Elizabeth Man Up:  Exploring the Relationship Between Race, Social Class, Intimate Partner Violence and the Construction of Masculinity Assistant Professor
Indiana University of PA
Indiana, PA
2006 Monahan, Brian Media Public Drama, and the Making of '9/11' Assistant Professor
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
2006 Sanders-Bonelli, Anna Predicting Drug Treatment Utilization Among White, African American, and Latina Women:  The Contribution of Desistance Theories Assistant Professor
Viterbo University
LaCrosse, WI
2006 Hysock, Dana Fun Between Friends?  How Peer Culture Influences Adolescents' Interpretations of and Responses to Peer Sexual Harassment in High School Assistant Professor
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA
2006 Lanier, Christina Structure, Culture, and Lethality:  An Integrated Model Approach to American Indian Homicide and Suicide Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina
Wilmington, NC
2006 Santos, Gabriel Oh, When the State Come Marching In:  The Theopolitics of Disaster in Sociological Perspective Assistant Professor Lynchburg College
Lynchburg, VA
2006 Faust, Erik Defining "Too Close for Comfort":  Environmental & Individual Determinants of Perceived Crowding Among a Sample of Federal Offenders Federal Bureau of Prisons
Washington, DC
2005 Harrell, Erika The Applicatoion of Agnew's General Strain Theory to the Relationship Between Adolescent Victimization and Delinquent Behavior Department of Justice
Washington, DC
2004 Bogle, Kathleen From Dating to Hooking Up:  The Emergence of a New Sexual Script LaSalle University
Philadelphia, PA
2004 Curry, Kathleen General Strain Theory:  An Analysis of Adult Female Criminality and Self-Destructive Behavior Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms
Arlington, VA
2004 Eith, Christine Students, Schools, and the Social Bond:  An Analysis of School Bonding Across Schools Towson University
Towson, MD
2004 Gregory, Carol Assessing Amenability to Treatment in Community Corrections: Creating a Valid and Reliable Instrument for Male Batterers Assistant Professor
Baldwin Wallace College
Berea, OH
2004 Lenhart, Carol The Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995:  Is Its Bark Worse Than Its Bite?  Analyzing the Effectiveness and Clarity of Text of a Symbolic Law Elmira College
Elmira, NY
2004 Maier, Shana Navigating the Transformation of Rape Crisis Centers and Programs:  Experiences, Views, and Struggles of Rape Advocates Assistant Professor
Widener University
Chester, PA
2004 Wachtendorf, Tricia Improvising 9/11:  Organizational Improvisation Following the World Trade Center Disaster Associate Professor University of Delaware
Disaster Research Center
Newark, DE
2003 O'Connell, Daniel Interrupting the Life Course:  Investigating the Effects of Adult Social Bonds on Prisoner Reentry Scientist
University of Delaware
Center for Drug & Alcohol Studies
Newark, DE
2002 Peralta, Robert Getting Trashed in College:  Doing Alcohol, Doing Gender, Doing Violence Assistant Professor
University of Akron
Akron, OH
2001 Enev, Tihomir Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy:  Cultural Influences on the Transition in Central and Eastern Europe  
2001 Meloy, Michelle Prediction and Perceptual Deterrance of Chronic Sexual Violence Among A Population of Convicted Sex Offenders on Community-Based Supervision Assistant Professor
Rutgers University
Camden, NJ
2000 Lee, Matthew Ethnicity, Immigration and Homicide on the Border: A Comparison of El Paso, Miami, and San Diego (1985-1995) Associate Professor University of Akron,
Akron, OH
2000 Saum, Christine A. Violent Offenders in Drug Court:  Conflicting Goals of Treatment and Corrections? Assistant Professor
Rowan University
Glassboro, NJ
2000 Mott, Nicole How Civil Jurors Cope with Complexity:  Defining The Issues Court Research Associate
National Center for State Courts
Williamsburg, VA




Ph.D. Graduates: All Years

NAME POSITION
Victor Argothy Philadelphia, PA
Stephanie Albertson Assistant Professor
Widener University
Nicholas Bakken Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin
John Barnshaw Sociology Department
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
Lauren Barsky Argonne National Laboratory
Rodger Bates Dean
Statistics
College of Professional Studies
G. Thomas Behler Professor
Social Sciences
Ferris State University
Big Rapids, MI
Kathleen Bogle Assistant Professor
Sociology & Criminal Justice
LaSalle University
Fuoad Bouguetta Annaba, Algeria
Nicole Bracy California
Bethany Brown
Sarah Jane Brubaker Asst. Professor & Coordinator, M.A. Program
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
Kitty Calavita Chancellor's Professor
Criminology, Law & Society
University of Calif - Irvine
Irvine, CA,
Taj Carson Self-employed
Amy Cass Assistant Professor
Division Politics, Administration & Justice
California State University - Fullerton
Irvine, CA
Suzanne Cherrin Assistant Professor
Women's Studies
University of Delaware
Newark, DE
William Clements Associate Professor
Online Programs
Norwich University
Northfield VT,
David Costello Sr. V.P., Consumer Segmentation & Engagement Strategies
Health Dialog Corp. Headquarters
Boston, MA
Daniel Curran Professor & President
University of Dayton
Dayton, OH
Kathleen Curry Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
Arlington, VA
F. Kurt Cylke Associate Professor
Sociology Department
SUNY - Geneseo
Geneseo, NY
Melvin D'Souza Department of Education
State of Delaware
Dover, DE
James Dahlhamer Survey Statistician
Center for Disease Control
Hyattsville, MD
Sathi Dasgupta Emile Durkheim Institute for Advanced Study
British West Indies
Susan Datesman Piper Rudnick LLP
Baltimore, MD
Erik Faust (Dietz) Federal Bureau of Prisons
Washington, DC
Brenda Donnelly Director of Research
University of Dayton
Dayton, OH
Patrick Donnelly Professor
Sociology Department
University of Dayton
Dayton, OH
William Donner Assistant Professor
Sociology Department
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Lilli Downes Professor
Liberal Studies
Polk Community College
Winter Haven, FL
Margie Kiter Edwards Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Christine Eith Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice
Towson University
Towson, MD
Tihomir Enev  
Carole Evans Wilmington, DE
Katie Farina Cabrini College
Erin Farley Assistant Professor
Sociology & Criminology
University of North Carolina
Wilmington, NC
Charles Faupel Professor
Sociology
Auburn University
Auburn, IL
Stephanie Field Deceased April 2008
Henry Fischer Professor
Director for Center for Disaster Research & Education
Millersville University
Millersville, PA
Teresa Floerchinger Menomonee Falls, WI
William Geary Assistant Professor
Cabrini College
Pennsylvania
Donald Gibson Faculty
Sociology
University of Pittsburgh
Greensburg, PA
Robert Gossweiler Virginia
Carol Gregory Baldwin Wallace
Berea, OH
Heather Griffiths Assistant Professor
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
Jennifer Griffin State Police Officer
Whitney Gunter Assistant Professor
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI
John Hamlin Associate Professor
Sociology & Anthropology
University of Minnesota-Duluth
Duluth, MN
Erika Harrell Department of Justice
Washington, DC
William Edward Harver Associate Professor
Chair of Criminal Justice Department
Widener University
Chester, PA
Suzanne Herron (Tuthill) Delaware Technical & Community College
Willimington, DE
Jessica Hodge Assistant Professor
Missouri
Caryn Horwitz Caryn Horwitz Productions
New York, NY
Daniel Howard
Jeng-Yuan J. Hwang  
Dana Hysock Assistant Professor
Sociology Department
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA
Sidney Jacobs Assistant Professor
Widener University
Chester, PA
Patricia Jenkins Retired Professor
Liberal Arts-Criminal Justice
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Philip Kavanaugh Assistant Professor
Shepherd College
Shepherdstown, WV
Erin Kerrison Post-Doc
University of Pennsylvania
Jaepil Kim  
Patricia Klausner Managing Director
Shotgun Productions
Ross Kleinstuber  
Sanja Kutnjak-Ivkovich Associate Professor
Criminal Justice
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
David Lane  
Christina Lanier Assistant Professor
Sociology & Criminology
University of North Carolina
Wilmington, NC
Matthew Lee Associate Professor
Sociology
University of Akron
Akron, OH
Leonardo Ledezma  
Margaret Leigey New Jersey
Thomas Leitko  
Elizabeth Lenz Professor & Dean
Nursing
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
Carol Lenhart Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice
Elmira College
Elmira, NY
John Linn  
Dorothy Lockwood-Dillard Newark, DE
William S. Lofquist Professor & Chair
Sociology
SUNY-Geneseo
Geneseo, NY
Kim Logio-Rau Assistant Professor
Sociology
St. Joseph's University
Philadelphia, PA
Jamie Longazel Assistant Professor
Sociology
University of Dayton
Dayton, OH
Kristen Maiden Research Scientist
Christiana Hospital
Delaware
Shana Maier Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice
Widener University
Chester, PA
Elizabeth Mansley Assistant Professor
Sociology & Criminal Justice
Delaware State University
Dover, DE
Raymond Maratea Assistant Professor
New Mexico
Michelle Meloy Associate Professor
Sociology
Rutgers University
Camden, NJ
Kristen Miller Center for Disease Control
Atlanta, GA
Brian Monahan Assistant Professor
Sociology
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
Dionne Chanele Moore Delaware County Community College
Nicole Mott Court Research Associate
National Center for State Courts
Williamsburg, VA
Jill McCorkel Assistant Professor
Sociology
Villanova University
Villanova, PA
Kristine Mulhorn Associate Professor and Chair,
Department of Health Administration
Director,
Health Services Administration Program
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
Michael Mullan Physical Education & Athletics
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA
Brian Newby Delaware County Community College
Amie Nielsen Associate Professor
Sociology
University of Miami
Miami, FL
Gerald S. Norde  
Daniel O'Connell Associate Scientist
Center for Drug & Alcohol Studies
University of Delaware
Newark, DE
Laura O'Toole Professor
Sociology
Dean, A&S
Salve Regina University
Rhode Island
Laurin Parker Delaware State University
Robert Peralta Assistant Professor
Sociology
University of Akron
Akron, OH
Victor Perez Assistant Professor
Sociology & Criminal Justice
University of Delaware
Newark, DE
John Pfuhl  
Terri Pope-Maciolek  
Margarita Poteyeva  
Anne Pottieger  
Gary Rabe VP for Academic Affairs
Minot State University
Minot, ND
Laura Rapp Post-Doc
Center for Drugs and Alcohol Studies
University of Delaware
Claire Renzetti Professor
University of Dayton
Dayton, OH
Lisa Reshaur General Manager - Microsoft
Enterprise Business Continuity Mgmt (EBCM)
Information Security Risk Management
Meghan Rich Assistant Professor
Sociology & Criminal Justice
University of Scranton
Scranton, PA
John Riley Associate Professor/Chair
Sociology
University of Alaska
Anchorage, AK
Joseph Ruane Professor
Sociology & Health Policy
University of the Sciences of Philadelphia,
Philadelphia, PA
Robert Rush Adjunct Faculty
Sociology & Criminal Justice
University of Delaware
Newark, DE
Anna Sanders-Bonelli Assistant Professor
Sociology, Social Work, & Criminal Justice
Viterbo University
LaCrosse, WI
Gabriel Santos Associate Professor & Chair
Department of Sociology & Criminology
Lynchburg College
Lynchburg, VA
Jenniffer Santos-Hernandez  
Christine A. Saum Assistant Professor
Law & Justice Studies
Rowan University
Glassboro, NJ
Ed Sbarbaro  
Jessica R. Schiffman Assistant Director Women's Studies
University of Delaware
Newark, DE
Frederika Schmitt Associate Professor
Sociology & Anthropology
Millersville University
Millersville, PA
Catherine Simile Center for Disease Control
Atlanta, GA
Sherry Skaggs  
Heather Smith  
Lynne Snowden Associate Professor
Sociology & Criminology
University of North Carolina
Wilmington, NC
Richard Stansfield Rutgers, Camden
Brian Starks Assistant Professor
Delaware State University
Dover, DE
A. Kathryn Stout  
Lee Streetman Associate Professor
Sociology
Delaware State University
Sania Sultan Bangaladesh
Holly Swan
Don Tangora CEO
Edison Court, Inc.
George Thomas  
Manuel Torres Research Scientist
Division of Data, Research, Evaluation and Reporting
The New Jersey Department of Education
Joseph Trainor Research Assistant Professor
Disaster Research Center
University of Delaware
Tricia Wachtendorf Assistant Professor
Sociology
University of Delaware
Newark, DE
William Waegel Professor & Director of Criminal Justice
Sociology
Villanova University
Villanova, PA
Gabriela Wasileski Assistant Professor
Department of Criminology
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Jo Wayne  
Gary Webb Associate Professor
Sociology
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK
Stephanie Willson Center for Disease Control
Hyattsville, MD
James Wright  
Yuning (Bonnie) Wu Assistant Professor
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan
Heather Zaykowski Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts
Boston, MA

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