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  • Charles Faupel
    Retired Professor from Auburn University

    Dr. Charles Faupel is a 1981 Graduate of the UD Sociology Program.  He has taught Criminology for 27 years in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at Auburn University and is now Professor Emeritus at Auburn.  Charles was Director of Graduate Studies for the Sociology program for several year.  He has authored several books pertaining to the Sociology of Drug Use, Social Problems and Social Behavior.

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  • Aidan Leddy
    English Teacher, Indian River High School

    Aidan Leddy teaches 11th and 12th grade English. He also pairs with local attorney (Stephen Norman, Norman Law Firm) and coach Indian River High School's Mock Trial program. Mock Trial is a program for law-interested high school students that allow them to interact with an indictment, witness statements, and evidence exhibits. They present this case in a state tournament in front of judges, current and retired, in the New Castle County courtrooms.

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  • Aleksandra Pelszynska
    Analyst

    ​Ali started her career with Day & Zimmermann, a defense contracting company, shortly after graduation in 2016. During her tenure with D&Z, she managed the company's Political Action Committee (PAC), analyzed Congressional hearings and witness testimonies with specific impact on the company, and became the Executive Director of a non-profit group, the Government Relations Association (GRA), which champions the Government Relations profession. She currently works for Max Cybersecurity LLC as an Analyst where she researches and writes standard operating procedures, policy analysis, and web content.

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  • Alyssa Dugger
    Student

    ​Alyssa worked 2 years at a law department after graduating from UD. She began working on higher education classes to explore her interests. Alyssa began a full-time job at Devereux working with children on the autism spectrum before being accepted and moving to Colorado for her Masters in Forensic Psychology at the University of Denver. Now looking to pursue her LPC and CAC to work with the at risk youth in correctional facilities or hospital setting.

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  • Ava Carcirieri
    Management Analyst

    ​Ava graduated with an MA in Sociology in 2015 and has since been working for the state of Delaware as research contractor and Management Analysts. My functions in these roles have been to work with Judges and legislatures to help change the court processes and data quality for the better, and to help the courts better serve our litigants. Family Court serves the state's most vulnerable populations, and i am proud to be a part of the team that continues to make progress towards a treatment-oriented justice within the legislative branch.

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  • Benjamin D. Wallace
    Disaster response planning consultant

    ​Since graduating from the DRC, Benjamin has worked in several consulting positions writing disaster response plans for Ebola, nuclear terrorism, and hurricanes. He started his career working at the state level, and has been doing consulting work for FEMA since then. His current role is rewriting FEMA Region III's hurricane response plan, after which he intends to look for work in Europe. His professional interests include climate change adaptation, emergency management technology (e.g.,GIS,UAVs, social media), organizational management/leadership, and policy development. For more information, visit www.linkedin.com/in/bendwallace/

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  • Brianna Dougherty
    Paralegal/Legal Assistant

    ​Brianna is currently working as paralegal/legal assistant for a personal injury and criminal defense lawyer in the State of Maryland. She works with criminal law and procedure while also working with the many rehabilitation programs for criminal offenders. She works across all jurisdictions from Baltimore City county to Worchester County. The biggest challenge is working full time during the week and attending Delaware Law at night to obtain her J. D. Besides her work in law, Brianna also teaches percussion as Unionville High school of Chester County PA.

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  • Caitlyn Pennington
    Law Clerk

    ​Caitlyn Pennington is a University of Delaware graduate from the class of 2013, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. She went on to further her education at the University of South Carolina School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor in May 2017. She is currently working as a law clerk at the Richland County Public Defender's office in Columbia, SC and awaiting bar exam results. Hoping for a passing score, she will then become an Assistant Public Defender there. Caitlyn lives in Columbia with her boyfriend Tyler, two cats. and a puppy.

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  • Devon Stockton
    Licensed therapist and clinical director
  • Emily Berenback
    School Counselor

    I'm in my fourth year as a middle school counselor in West Harlem. My school uses college names to represent our different class sections. This year, one of our 8th grade sections is UDEL. I've been so excited to wear college gear, and although I earned a Masters here in New York, it's UD that I am thrilled to rep every Monday.

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  • Igor Beyder
    Real Estate Pro/CEO of Beyder & Co.

    Igor is an entrepreneur with extensive experience in the real estate industry. Over the last 19 years he has been involved with every aspect of the industry including development, construction, financing and marketing. During this time, Igor managed a private REIT along with being the founder and "banker of record" of a NJ based mortgage bank. ​

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  • Jamie Winnick
    Associate Attorney, Business and Finance Department

    ​Jamie Winnick is an Associate Attorney in the Business & Finance Department of Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP, in Rochester, New York. Ms. Winnick concentrates her practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and governance, corporate finance, securities law and other business-related legal matters. Ms. Winnick received her J.D., cum laude, from Syracuse University College of law, where she served as Form & Accuracy Editor for the Syracuse Law Review. She received B.A. degrees in both Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware, where she was an active member of the University of Delaware Equestrian Team.

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  • Javonne Rich
    Family Support Therapist

    ​Javonne Rich currently serves as the Family Support Therapist at Christiana Care for Child Development Watch. She provides support to families with children who are at-risk for or have developmental delays. Previously, Ms. Rich served as a Master Family Service Specialist for Delaware's Division of Family Services, investigating and coordinating social work services for families with children at-risk for or experiencing child abuse and neglect. In the past, Ms. Rich has worked with Child, Inc. delivering informal counseling and support for women and children experiencing and displaced by domestic violence. Ms. Rich is actively pursuing a Master's degree in Social Work at Delaware State University.

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  • Jennifer Kutney-Soper
    Victim/Witness Social Worker, Delaware Department of Justice

    ​After graduating from the University of Delaware I went to work as a drug and alcohol case manager in a perinatal program with women involved in methadone maintenance protocols for opiate addiction during and immediately following pregnancy. I then worked for Child Inc. in their domestic violence services program as a Residential Counselor at the Emergency Shelter for women. Following that, I came to the Delaware Department of Justice, first as a Victims' Compensation Investigator and then as a Victim/Witness Social Work in the Domestic Violence Unit. I went to graduate school at West Chester University and obtained my Master's in Social Work in 2011. I continue to work at the Delaware Department of Justice as a victim services social worker, supervise interns from a variety of Universities, including UD, and am a member of the Delaware Victims' Rights Task Force. I chair the LGBTQ Victim Services Subcommittee for that group. When I'm not working, I have been married to my wonderful spouse since 2011 and the mother of two wonderful kids. I also volunteer my time as a Cub Scout Den Leader and spend my time running and getting involved in social justice work.

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  • Jullion Cooper
    Foreign Service Officer

    ​Jullion is a Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Department of State with a B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware and a M.A. in international Relations from Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies. Before joining the Department, he assisted HIV+ incarcerated individuals were adjusting to life outside of prison. During his tenure at the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, he aided U.S. citizens in distress, promoted LGBT civil society and vetted prospective Chinese citizens from tourist visas. In 2017, as part of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Bureau's Drug Demand Reduction Team, he helped develop two new evidence-based courses- one entitled The Intersection of Substance Uses and Sexual Orientation (SOGI) and the other focused on helping individuals in recovery acquire tools and training to assist others in recovery. He also helped lead efforts in the Western Hemisphere and West Africa working with the Colombo Plan, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Organization of American States to increase the number of drug treatment professionals in the region. His personal, professional and cultural experiences have fortified an ever-increasing passion to change the hearts and minds of people to embrace the need for social, economic and racial equality. To the extent that he can be a tool to empower disadvantaged groups and educate mainstream audiences of the importance of such efforts--count him in! He looks forward to networking and becoming more involved with organizations and people dedicated to these efforts.

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  • Kaitlin Corey
    Attorney

    ​Kaitlyn is a June 2016 admittee to the Maryland Bar, but Jim feels as though he has worked with her for years, which is precisely correct. Kaitlin is not a person to waste time. Hers or a clients. After graduating from college in only three years (with a bachelor's degree, not an associate degree!), and finishing her first year of law school, she arrived at the firm from an administrative law job in Montgomery County. Jim and Kaitlin interviewed each other and after discussion and negotiation, they made a deal. Kaitlin would work for Jim as his assistant while she attended law school, and Jim would teach her to practice law if she was worthy. It wasn't easy for Jim; at first it may have been more work than he signed on for (and we are even more certain the deal wasn't so easy for Kaitlin, as Jim was more work than she signed on for). But lo and behold: Exposed daily to a myriad of complex legal issues, her knowledge, skill levels and ability to interact swelled. And she learned, soaking it all up like a sponge. Kaitlin's legal interests also swelled. She took every IP course offered by her law school and finishing school only six credits shy of those credits required for an LL.M (tax). We predict she will return and snag those credits, and we predict, also Kaitlin will be a fierce competitor but that she will retain her warm heart. And did we mention, with Jim in trail for much of Spring 2017, Kaitlin taught his trademark and Unfair Competition class at the Law School on many afternoons. And why not? Kaitlin, when she took this course as a student, scored the highest grade in the entire class.

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  • Karen Middlekauff
    Attorney

    ​I am an attorney in the great city of Orlando, Florida, concentrating my practice on business litigation, commercial real estate, and family law. I previously practiced litigation in the areas of catastrophic injury and products liability for major automotive and tire manufacturers. I graduated cum laude from the University of Florida's Levin College of Law in 2012. I received my B.A. in Sociology from Delaware in 2009, graduating cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. I am currently a member of the Florida State and Federal Bars. I am a dedicated advocate for the LGBT community. While in law school, I was the founder and president of OUTLaw an interned at the Service members' Legal Defense Network in Washington D.C. , a non-profit organization that defended LGBT military personnel dismissed from service. I currently coach a local high school mock trial competition team, and in my spare time, enjoy spinning, baking, and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins, the Florida Gators, and of course, the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens!

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  • Candace Holmes
    Associate Attorney

    ​Candace received a B.A in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware and J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of the District of Columbia - David A. Clarke School of Law. While in law school, she served as an Associate and Senior Editor for the UDC Law Review and as an Evening Division Senator for the Student Bar Association. After law school, Candace worked as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Felice Glennon Kerr and the Honorable Natalie J. Haskins in the New Castle County Family Court. She is currently employed as an Associate Attorney at Schmittinger & Rodriguez, in Dover, Delaware. Candace practices in the areas of workers' compensation (exclusively on behalf of injured workers) and family law (divorce, custody, protection from abuse, property division, visitation, dependency and neglect, and the guardianship of a minor).

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  • Colin Macfarlane
    Senior Researcher

    ​Colin is a Senior Researcher and Team Lead in the Public Policy division at Fors Marsh Group, an applied research company that helps organizations and U.S. Government agencies make research-backed decisions. His background is primarily in survey methodology and analysis, with applied mixed methods experience. At FMG, he supervises multi-disciplinary project teams of expert researchers, SME's, statisticians, programmers, technical editors, and graphic designers on projects primarily for the Department of Defense. He has designed, administered, and analyzed large-scale surveys including: the 2013 Boundaries of the American Mosaic Survey, 2014 & 2016 Overseas Citizen Population Surveys, 2016 & 2018 Post-Election Voting Surveys for the ADM,VAO, & SEO populations, and the 2018 Deltek Clarity A & E and GovCon Surveys.  His personal research focuses on racial wealth inequality.

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  • Bashawn Dixon
    State of Delaware

    ​My name is Bashawn Dixon and I was born in Brooklyn NY. I attended Lawrence High School in Nassau County Long Island where I played high school football and was a multi-sport participant. I graduated Lawrence High School in 1996 and then went on to attend Nassau Community College where I obtained by Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. While at NCC, I was a standout 2 year starter on the Nassau Lions football team at Strong Safety. I went on to earn a football scholarship at the University of Delaware and was a 2 year starter at Strong Safety under the coaching of the late great Tubby Raymond. I graduated in 2002 from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. I went on to obtain a position is State Government with the state of Delaware. Prior to graduating I earned a position at a Level V Juvenile detention center facility called New Castle County Detention Center in 2001. Upon earning my Bachelors I then earned a position at the Level IV Residential non-secure facility called Molds & Snowden Cottage. In 2016 I earned a position as a Family Court Liaison unit. I have participated in several community functions geared towards mentoring and job fairs. I am currently a committee member of the African American Heritage Institute and an active public speaker.

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  • Emily Foster
    Senior Paralegal

    ​I am a Senior Paralegal at Swarovski North America Limited. I have worked here for 12 years and in my current position I manage the lease portfolio for the US and Canada. Swarovski has over 250 retail stores in the US and Canada. Prior to joining Swarovski, I held multiple positions as Paralegal managing real estate closings from the legal perspective.

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  • Jacob Derrick
    Policy Analyst for Financial Oversight & Government Operations

    ​My name is Jake Derrick. I grew up in Central Pennsylvania as a fun-loving, sport-playing kid with an interest in policy debate. After doing four years of debate in high school, I went to the University of Delaware for my undergraduate degree in Sociology with a concentration in law and Society and a minor in Legal Studies. I tailored my degree to cover every aspect of public service: social, political and legal. Following graduation, I worked for a lobbying firm and on several political campaigns before taking a job with current Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf. In the Governor's Policy Office, I liaison with 11 state agencies focused on financial oversight and government operations. I love my job because it allows me to give back to society and give my public service. In my free time, I enjoy playing sports, exploring the world of craft beer, and hunting for delicious food.

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  • Justin Kates
    Director of Emergency Management

    ​Justin joined the Mayor's Cabinet in August 2011 after coming from his role as a Homeland Security Consultant for the Delaware Emergency Management Agency. In his role, Justin coordinates city-wide emergency response efforts by working with Federal, State, and other areas of municipal government in obtaining the necessary resources to recover after a disaster. He developed the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan for the City and chairs the Local Emergency Planning Committee. During his time in Nashua, Justin was responsible for coordinating the response and recovery of FEMA declared disasters Tropical Storm Irene, the "Snowtober" Nor'easter, Superstorm Sandy, Winter Storm Nemo, and Winter Storm Juno. He is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) affiliated with the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and was awarded "NH Emergency Management Director of the year" in 2015. Justin is a graduate of the University of Delaware where he majored in Emergency Management and Public Administration. In his spare time he has taught Crisis Management as an Adjunct Professor at Daniel Webster College, Public Health Emergency Preparedness as an Adjunct Instructor at Rivier University, numerous FEMA state-delivered courses for the New Hampshire Fire Academy, and is a member of the FEMA Massachusetts Urban Search & Rescue Team Task Force One. He is currently the Vice President of the International Association of Emergency Manager's Region 1 Board of Directors.

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  • Katie Klein
    National Council of Teachers of Math (NCTM)

    ​Katie has been teaching in the Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn community for 8 years. She makes use of her sociology education on a daily basis as she engages with children and families from any and every nationality, race, gender, ethnicity, age group etc. Having a background in understanding people, culture, and societal norms has helped her focus on providing children with an education, not just in usual ELA, and STEM subjects, but in humanity.

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  • Kaitlin Douglas
    Residential Counselor for a Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Kenneth J Kokason II
    Academic Advisor

    ​I am an experienced instructor and head of the Peer Mentor program for the college of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland. I've a demonstrated history working in the higher education industry. I'm skilled in Statistics, Psychology, Research, Sociology, Criminal Justice, and law enforcement. I am a strong education professional with a Master's degree focused in Clinical Psychological Science from University of Maryland College Park.

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  • Lauren Fleck
    Human Resources Generalist

    ​After graduating from the University of Delaware I received my Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in HR Management from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. I am currently working in higher education in Human Resources. I hold two certifications in HR my PHR and SHRM-CP.

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  • Benjamin D. Wallace
    Disaster Response Planning Consultant

    ​Benjamin  has worked in several consulting positions writing disaster response plans for Ebola, nuclear terrorism, and hurricanes. He started his career working at the state level, and has been doing consulting work for FEMA since then. His current role is rewriting FEMA Region III's hurricane response plan, after which he intends to look for work in Europe. His professional interests include climate change adaptation, emergency management technology (e.g., GIS, UAVs, social media), organizational management/leadership, and policy development.

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  • David Lane
    Assistant Professor

    ​David C. Lane joined the university in 2013 after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in Sociology. He has previously taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary, and the University of Delaware. His research has been published in numerous journals and books. Currently, he serves as the Chair of the Social Problems Theory Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

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  • Nicole Bracy
    Senior Research Associate, Harder+Company Community Research

    Dr. Bracy is a researcher and consultant for a California-based, applied social research firm that prioritizes community-driven research and elevating the voices of marginalized and underserved communities. "We help government, philanthropy and non-profit organizations to do their best possible work for the communities they serve, working across sectors to promote lasting change."  She works closely with criminal justice agencies throughout the state of California, local community-based organizations who provide reentry services for individuals returning home from prison, as well as foundations who fund justice reform advocacy and policy development.  She frequently works across disciplines, doing research in areas such as behavioral health, early childhood, education and housing/homelessness. It is fast-paced, challenging, and extremely rewarding work! In addition to her position at Harder+Company, she also teaches in the undergraduate Criminal Justice program and the Masters of Public Administration program in the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University.

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  • Ross Kleinstuber
    Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

    ​Dr. Kleinstuber graduated summa cum laude from Rowan University in December 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law & Justice Studies, a minor in Mathematics, and an Honors concentration prior to enrolling in the University of Delaware, where he received his Master of Arts in Sociology in 2007 and his Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology in 2011.  He is a member of Alpha Kappa Delta, the sociology honor society, and currently serves as UPJ's faculty advisor to AKD.  His areas of specialization are criminological theory and law & society.  His research focuses on law & society, the death penalty, and genocide and other human rights abuses.  Dr. Kleinstuber's dissertation examined the role of America's culture of individualism on the mitigation process in Delaware capital cases through content analyses of trial transcripts, judicial sentencing opinions, and local media accounts and through interviews with 35 former capital jurors.  Part of his dissertation forms the crux of his book, Hegemonic Individualism and Subversive Stories in Capital Mitigation, which was released on Ashgate Publishing's Law, Justice, and Power series in May 2014. His research on capital jurors was also cited by the Delaware Supreme Court when it declared Delaware's existing capital sentencing statute unconstitutional in Rauf v. Delaware.  He is currently examining the role of victim impact evidence (VIE) in capital penalty trials. Dr. Kleinstuber's teaching interests include Criminology; Sociology of Law; Inequality, Crime, and Justice; Corrections; and Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice.  A complete list of his course offerings can be viewed at the link at the top of the page.

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  • Kathleen A. Bogle
    Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, La Salle University

    Dr. Bogle is the author of Hooking Up: Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus (New York University Press), which examines the nature and culture of “hooking up” between college students as well as what happens after students leave the college environment.

    She published an article entitled, “The shift from dating to hooking up in college: What scholars have missed” in a new journal, Sociology Compass.

    Bogle is also interested in the study of crime, particularly violence against women. She co-authored a paper on this subject, “Exploring the Connection between Pornography and Sexual Violence,” which appeared in Violence & Victims.

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  • William Clements
    Vice President and Dean, College of Graduate and Continuing Studies, Professor of Criminal Justice, Norwich University

    ​William Clements, Ph.D. currently serves as Vice President and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, and Professor of Criminal Justice at Norwich University.  Dr. Clements has been involved in bringing Norwich's curriculum to the online environment and in developing new continuing and distributed education programs serving students in several fields, particularly for the military.   He currently leads sixteen degree programs and over 1,800 students in the university's online programs.   Dr. Clements' professional research interests and experience include criminal justice system studies, program evaluation, data systems development, and adjudication analysis.   He served on the National Academy of Sciences - Justice Statistics Review Panel (2006-2009) and has published criminal justice research in Vermont as former executive director of the Vermont Center for Justice Research.  He has professionally served as President of the Northeast Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, President of the Justice Research and Statistics Association and Co-Editor of the journal Justice Research and Policy.  Dr. Clements helped form (2014) and serves as founding President of the Crime Research Group, Incorporated, a Vermont non-profit justice research organization.  In addition, Dr. Clements serves as an accreditation team member and site visit chair for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and on the New England Board of Higher Education, State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreement Regional Steering Committee (2015-2018 term).  Additionally, he serves on the founding Board of Trustees for The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) in Lebanon.

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  • Jennifer Griffin
    Captain Delaware State Police

    ​​Jennifer D. Griffin is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware.  She received her Ph.D. in sociology with concentrations in Gender and Deviance at the University of Delaware in 2013.  Her research interests include policing, family/work conflict & balance, gender, deviance, criminal justice ethics, and family issues.  She is also a full-time Delaware State Trooper at the rank of Captain.

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  • Philip Kavanaugh
    Assistant Professor, Penn State Harrisburg

    At Penn State Harrisburg, I work in a criminal justice program and teach both residential and online courses (3-3 load), do research/publish, and do service activities for the program, school, and college. 

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  • Kelsey Rathcke Cummings
    University of Delaware Honors Program

    I currently work with students in the University of Delaware Honors Program. My responsibilities include academic advising, Honors Program recruitment, and advisement for the post-graduate Fulbright grant for study, research or English teaching abroad.

    I am also currently co-chair of UD’s Women’s Caucus advocating for women on campus.

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