Our research with the New Haven P.D. was presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference.
I am originally from Noble, Okla. I received my bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Oklahoma and my master's degree in criminal justice management and administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at the University of New Haven. My specialization in the Ph.D. program at the University of New Haven is victimology and corrections.
I chose the University of New Haven because it is an institution that is well known for its criminal justice program and for professors who possess experience in the field. Additionally, I was offered a research assistantship for my first year, which was an opportunity that was very important to me.
I have had the opportunity to work with several professors on papers for publication in academic journals. This has been an invaluable experience as a student in a Ph.D. program. Furthermore, during my second year at the University of New Haven, I was awarded a teaching fellowship. This, too, is a great opportunity for me to advance my skills as an educator, and it has prepared me for teaching at the university level.
Under the supervision of Dr. Chris Sedelmaier, Tracy Tully, a fellow Ph.D. candidate, and I were given opportunity to conduct research with the New Haven Police Department. Tracy and I were then able to present our research at the American Society of Criminology Conference and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference.
After receiving my Ph.D., I plan to teach at the university level and continue my research career.