2013 - Ph.D., Criminology & Justice Policy, Northeastern University
2005 - M.A., Criminal Justice, City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
1996 - B.A., International Relations, University of Rochester
My primary research interest involves investigating the effect that social support has on juveniles and their participation in criminal/deviant behavior. Additionally, I am interested in evaluating the effectiveness of sex offender legislation and policies by weighing the additional public safety being provided against the intended and unintended effects on offenders themselves. I am always interested in working with students and giving them the opportunity to participate in research that has meaningful real-world implications.
Additionally, I currently teach courses on Research Methods, Statistics, and Introduction to Criminal Justice, and have also taught courses on Juvenile Justice, Youth Gangs, and Crime and Policy.