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Our faculty believe strongly in direct interaction with students, and many of our students develop lasting relationships with faculty that continue well beyond the four years spent at the college. This close link between students and faculty is one of the distinct advantages of an education at a small, liberal arts college like Saint Anselm.

Christopher Bruell

Christopher Bruell, Ph.D.
Ph.D. 2013. Northeastern University. Criminology & Justice Policy.

My primary research interest involves investigating the effect that social support has on juveniles and their participation in criminal/deviant behavior. I am always interested in working with students and giving them the opportunity to participate in research that has meaningful real-world implications.

Prof. Kaitlyn Clarke

Kaitlyn Clarke, Ph.D.
P.h.D. 2015. University of Massachusetts at Lowell

I consider myself a generalist in criminology, researching a variety of topics related to social inequality and public policy.I thoroughly enjoy working with students to improve learning and career outcomes.

Prof. Peter Cordella

Peter Cordella, Ph.D. (chair)
Ph.D. 1985. Boston University. Sociology.

As a criminologist my general research and teaching interests include, theories of crime, models of social control, comparative criminal justice systems, violence studies and white collar crime.

Prof. John Humphrey

John Humphrey, Ph.D.
Ph.D. 1973. University of New Hampshire. Sociology.

To better understand the criminal justice system, we must consider "why" and "how" it may not always work. Beyond the introduction to criminal justice, I teach courses on wrongful conviction, deviant behavior and social control, police and society, and global crime and justice.

Liana Pennington

Liana Pennington, Ph.D.
Ph.D 2013. Northeastern University. Law, Policy and Society.

My teaching focuses on criminal law, criminal procedure, and the criminal court process. I am particularly interested in how new technology challenges many of the traditional approaches to criminal law.

Prof. Elaine Rizzo

Elaine Rizzo, Ph.D.
Ph.D. University of New Hampshire. Sociology.

Most of my teaching is in the areas of juvenile justice, and female offenders.  My primary area of teaching and research involves incarcerated women, and I serve in an advisory capacity on two gubernatorial committees on incarcerated women.

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Denise Reagan

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