Recently Graduated Students

  • Kelsey Antle
    Ph.D., Criminology & Law, 2015
    Dissertation: Examining the Effect of Paternal Incarceration and Incarceration Length on Child Behavior via Mediating and Moderating Mechanisms
    Mentor: Dr. Marvin Krohn
    Placement: Adjunct Instructor at University of Florida
  • Jacob Authement
    M.A., Criminology & Law, 2015
    Mentor: Dr. Richard Hollinger
  • Joshua Behl
    Ph.D., Criminology & Law, 2016
    Placement: Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences at Flagler College
  • Molly Buchanan
    Ph.D., Criminology & Law, 2016
    Placement: Visiting Teaching Faculty, College of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Florida State University
  • Justin Coran
    Ph.D., Sociology, 2015
    Dissertation: Using Conjoint Analysis to Estimate Patients’ Selection Preferences for Hospitals and Surgeons
    Mentor: Dr. Tanya Koropeckyj-Cox
    Placement: Senior Analyst at Case Western Reserve University
  • Andrea Davis
    Ph.D., Criminology & Law, 2015
    Dissertation: Unmasking the Unraced: A Study of Whiteness and Punitive Correctional Policy Preferences
    Mentor: Dr. Lonn Lanza-Kaduce
    Placement: Adjunct Instructor at University of Florida
  • Beidi (Derek) Dong
    Ph.D., Criminology & Law, 2015
    Dissertation: Analyzing Developmental Pathways of Gang Membership: Risk Factors, Turning Points and Consequences
    Mentor: Dr. Marvin Krohn
  • John Eassey
    Ph.D., Criminology & Law, 2016
    Placement: Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Missouri State University
  • Ronald Floridia
    Ph.D., Criminology & Law, 2015
    Dissertation: Social Learning Theory and the Training of Retail Loss Prevention Officers
    Mentor: Dr. Richard Hollinger
  • Lauren Gilbert
    Ph.D., Sociology, 2015
    Dissertation: Prostate Cancer Advocacy in Black Communities: Reaching Communities, Disrupting Gender, and Leveraging Social Networks and Organizations
    Mentor: Dr. Barbara Zsembik
    Placement: Research Coordinator 2 at University of Florida Health Outcomes & Policy and Institute for Child Health Policy
  • Cristobal Gonzalez
    M.A., Sociology, 2015
    Thesis: Exploring Worker Centers: The Impact of the Farmworker Association of Florida as a Worker Center in Pierson, Florida
    Mentor: Dr. Charles Gattone
  • Lauren Griffin
    Ph.D., Sociology, 2015
    Dissertation: No Ordinary Storm: Disaster Films and the Media Culture of Climate Change
    Mentor: Dr. Stephen Perz
    Placement: Adjunct Instructor at University of Florida
  • Petta-Gay Hannah
    Ph.D., Sociology, 2016
    Dissertation: CyberTrans: Virtual Spaces, Gendered Bodies, and the Transgender Movement Online
  • Tianhan Gui
    Ph.D., Sociology, 2016
    Placement: National Consultant, United Nations Development Programme, Independent Evaluation Office
  • Kelsey Henderson
    Ph.D., Criminology & Law, 2016
    Dissertation: Investigating Predictors of True and False Guilty Pleas
    Placement: Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Portland State University
  • Ginger Jacobson
    Ph.D., Sociology, 2015
    Dissertation: Living in a Cancer Cluster: Environmental Risk Perceptions in Contested Illness
    Mentor: Dr. Stephen Perz
    Placement: Visiting Assistant Professor at Nazareth College
  • William Jawde
    Ph.D., Sociology, 2014
    Dissertation: Underlying Relationships Regarding Perceptions of Government Intervention in the United States from 1975 to 2010
    Mentor: Dr. Charles Gattone
    Placement: Senior Associate Director & Statistician, Institutional Research at Hofstra University
  • Kevin Jenkins
    Ph.D., Sociology, 2015
    Dissertation: I Think Therefore You Are: Detecting the Social Construction of Race in Medicine
    Mentor: Dr. Barbara Zsembik
  • Kevin Lynn
    Ph.D., Sociology, 2015
    Dissertation: Who Defines Whole: The Environmental Justice and Urban Political Ecology of Flood Control and Community Relocation in Houston, TX
    Mentor: Dr. Stephen Perz
  • Kelesha Nevers
    Ph.D., Criminology & Law, 2014
    Dissertation: The Impact of Background and Demographic Differences on Selection Standards and Academy Performance
    Mentor: Dr. Lonn Lanza-Kaduce
  • Kathryn Nutter-Pridgen
    Ph.D., Sociology, 2015
    Dissertation: “Don’t Call Me a Fence-Sitter; I’m a Bridge-Builder!” A Situational Analysis of Contemporary Bisexual Activism and New Social Movement Terrain
    Mentor: Dr. Kendal Broad
    Placement: Adjunct Instructor at University of Florida
  • Jongha Park
    Ph.D., Criminology & Law, 2015
    Dissertation: Applying General Strain Theory to Misconduct among South Korean Officers
    Mentor: Dr. Marvin Krohn
    Placement: Senior Superintendent at Korean National Police Agency
  • Zahra Shekarkhar
    Ph.D., Criminology & Law, 2015
    Dissertation: Substance Use among Immigrant Youth in Chicago
    Mentor: Dr. Chris Gibson
    Placement: Assistant Professor at Fayetteville State University
  • Heidi Steinour
    Ph.D., Sociology, 2015
    Dissertation: What is an At-Home Father? Connecting Organizational and Personal Narratives to Explore the Experiences of Men Who Are Primary Caregivers
    Mentor: Dr. Constance Shehan
    Placement: Adjunct Instructor at University of Florida
  • Danielle Tolson
    Ph.D., Criminology & Law, 2015
    Dissertation: Reconceptualizing Young Adults’ Defiant Responses to Parents, Teachers, Supervisors, and the Police
    Mentor: Dr. Lonn Lanza-Kaduce
    Placement: Assistant Professor at University of New Haven
  • Ozcan Tunalilar
    Ph.D., Criminology & Law, 2016
  • Claudia Youakim
    Ph.D., Sociology, 2016
    Placement: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology at Finlandia University