TEACHING

Suffolk University (2017 – Present)
Undergraduate
WGS-113 Women, Science & Society

Explores women’s lives from the perspective of the social and natural sciences, including examination of recent biological, psychological, and sociological theories about gender and gender roles, as well as the influence of feminist scholarship in these areas. Topics include: the social construction of gender; the psychology and biology of sex and gender; women and work; media representations of women; the female body and eating disorders; women’s health and life cycle; women and sexuality; reproduction, abortion, and motherhood; and sexual violence against women.

SOC-214 Research Methods in Sociology

How sociologists decide what to study, how they select a research design, sample and collect data, analyze results, interpret findings, and write up reports. Students are introduced to the techniques most frequently used by sociologists and undertake their own small research project. Required for all Sociology majors.

University of Massachusetts Lowell (2014 – 2017)
Undergraduate
CRIM.3600 Gender, Race, & Crime (Honors and non-Honors sections)

This course examines gender and racial implications of criminal laws, criminal justice practices and programs will be examined. The position of women and racial/ethnic minorities will be assessed from the different perspectives of victims, offenders, and criminal justice practitioners.

CRIM.3900 Criminal Justice Research Methods

An introduction to research methods for the criminal justice professional including terminology, standard methodologies, and elementary statistics. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Information Literacy (IL).

CRIM.3970 Crime Mapping (on campus and online sections)

This course examines the use of new technologies to analyze crime patterns and develop crime prevention strategies. Students study theories that explain the geographic distribution of crime and learn how to use Geographic Information Systems to study crime in ways that draw upon theory as well as how to apply GIS techniques in the law enforcement and corrections fields.

Graduate
CRIM.6300 Correlates of Crime

This course examines the nature of the relationships among attributes and indices at the individual, situational, and aggregate levels to various forms of crime and systems of justice. The implications of criminal laws, criminal justice practices, and programs are examined with a focus on inequalities based on gender and race.

Michigan State University (2012 – 2014)
Undergraduate:
CJ 220 Introduction to Criminology (Spring 2014)
CJ 426 Violence Against Women (Spring 2013)

Graduate:
CJ896 Policy Analysis Under Conditions of Change (Teaching Assistant) Responsibilities: Providing feedback to students on drafts of a policy analysis, assistance to students throughout the course, and primary responsibility for grading final projects.

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