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Recently Graduated Students

NameDegree and DateDissertation TitleMentorPlacement
Joshua BehlPh.D., Criminology & Law, 2016Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences at Flagler College
Janay Bend M.A., Sociology, 2020Tanya Koropeckyj-Cox
Kristen BenediniPh.D., Criminology, Law & Society, 2018Sibling maltreatmentAbby Fagan
Molly BuchananPh.D., Criminology & Law, 2016Placement: Visiting Teaching Faculty, College of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Florida State University
Kenna CarlsenM.A., Criminology, Law, & Society, 2019
Erin CastroPh.D., Criminology, Law, & Society, 2019Assistant Professor, College of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Florida State University
Elise CostaPh.D., Criminology, Law, & Society, 2019From genes to jurorsChris GibsonEmployed by the National Governors Association as a Policy Analyst
Heather CovingtonPh.D., Sociology, 2018Charles Peek
Stephanie Dhuman GironPh.D., Sociology, 2020Fusions and Fault-Lines: Puerto Rican Experiences in a Florida CommunityNicholas VargasLecturer, Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at University of Dayton
John EasseyPh.D., Criminology & Law, 2016Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Missouri State University
Johnna EspinPh.D., Sociology, 2018Regulations, enforcement and policies to address environmental harms in artisanal and small-scale gold mining in PeruStephen PerzAssistant Professor, Institute of Higher National Studies, Ecuador
Kristin Johnson GardnerPh.D., Criminology, Law & Society, 2019Lonn Lanza-Kaduce
Tahir GedikPh.D., Sociology, 2018Political trust in Turkey
James GordonM.A., Sociology, 2018Charles Peek
Tianhan GuiPh.D., Sociology, 2016National Consultant, United Nations Development Programme, Independent Evaluation Office
Kara FransiscoPh.D., Sociology, 2020Bad Bodies and Contested Conceptions: Exploring Trying to Conceive, Pregnancy, and BirthBarbara Zsembik
Elizabeth HartsellM.A., Criminology, Law & Society, 2019An application of genderal strain theory to examine the relationship between negative emotions and crime in a sample of juvenile justice system involved youthAbby FaganDoctoral Student in Criminology, Law & Society, University of Florida
Kelsey HendersonPh.D., Criminology & Law, 2016Investigating Predictors of True and False Guilty Pleas

Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Portland State University
Sierra HollandPh.D., Sociology, 2018Constructing (M)Otherhood
Jihoon KimPh.D., Criminology, Law & Society, 2018Rethinking delinquent friendships within a life-course perspectveMarv KrohnAssistant Professor, Dept. of Criminology, Sociology, and Geography, Arkansas State University
Macayla KingM.A., Criminology, Law & Society, 2018Lonn Lanza-Kaduce
Amanda LewisM.A., Criminology, Law & SocietyAbby FaganDoctoral Student in Criminology, Law & Society at University of Florida
Lindsay LebanPh.D., Criminology, Law & Society, 2018An investigation of gender differences in the impact of adverse childhood events on delinquency and substance use in adolescenceChris GibsonAssistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Yeungjeom LeePh.D., Criminology, Law & Society, 2018Psychopathic traits and crimeMarv KrohnAssistant Professor, Justce Center, University of Alaska at Anchorage
Min LiPh.D., Sociology, 2018Determinants of cognitive health among the middle-aged and older ChineseBarbara ZsembikVisiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Sociology
Cory LowePh.D., Criminology & Law, 2020Moral Communities in Chicago: Examining the Relationship between Family and Community Religiousness and Youth Substance Use and DelinquencyChris GibsonEmployed by Loss Prevention Research Council as a Research Scientist
Antionette McFarlanePh.D., Sociology, 2020"Black Men and Women Are Not Raised to Love Each Other": The Dating Violence Perspectives of Black College StudentsConstance Shehan
Stephanie MintzPh.D., Criminology & Law, 2020Learning Extremism: A Social Learning Theory Approach to Explaining Engagement in Violent ExtremismLonn Lanza-Kaduce
Anneloes "Anne" MookPh.D, Sociology, 2019Certification, market construction, and the global value chainChristine OverdevestVisiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of International Studies, American University of Sharjah
Sara MoorePh.D., Sociology, 2019Occupations and earnings inequalityCharles PeekResearch Director
Annie NeimandPh.D., Sociology, 2018Feminist media as feminist activismConstance ShehanDirector of Research, Center for Public Interest Communication, College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida
Joanna NevillePh.D., Sociology, 2018Motherhood and reproductionWilliam MarsiglioFaculty, Dept. of Social Sciences, Santa Fe College
Michelle NilssonM.A., Sociology, 2019Marian BorgDoctoral Student in Sociology at University of Florida
Abigail NovakPh.D., Criminology & Law, 2020Exclusionary Discipline across the Life-Course: an Age-Graded Examination of the School-To-Prison PipelineAbby FaganAssistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies at the University of Mississippi
Hannah Petta-Gay Ph.D., Sociology, 2016CyberTrans: Virtual Spaces, Gendered Bodies, and the Transgender Movement Online
Tameka Samuels-JonesPh.D., Criminology, Law, & Society, 2019Regulatory law and local stakeholder influences on green crime in the Blue Mountains, JamaicaStephen Perz
Stephen PridgenPh.D., Sociology, 2019Cultural cognition and wisdom as strategies to combat anti-intellectualism in higher educationMonika ArdeltEmployed by Concord University Department of Social Work and Sociology as an Assistant Professor
Cristina RamosPh.D., Sociology, 2018Migratory responses to the 2008 economic crisisBarbara Zsembik
Martha RoseroPh.D. Sociology, 2019Stephen PerzPostdoctoral fellow, Tropical Conservation and Development, University of Florida
Morgan SanchezPh.D., Sociology, 2018Sick and tiredConstance ShehanAssistant Professor of Sociology, Dept. of Sociology, California State University at East Bay
Kyle SearlesM.A., Sociology, 2019The important things for US resilience and relationality in Colombian ethnic group contexts during times of crisisCharles Peek
Wanlu ShiPh.D., Sociology, 2018Wisdom and creativityMonika Ardelt
Tolga TezcanPh.D, Sociology, 2019Employed by California State University School of Social, Behavioral & Global Studies as an Assistant Professor
Ryan ThomsonPh.D, Sociology, 2019Employed by Auburn University Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology as an Assistant Professor
Ozcan TunalilarPh.D., Criminology & Law, 2016
Wally WojciechowskiPh.D., Sociology, 2018The development of violence and substance use among juvenile offendersCharles Peek
Claudia YouakimPh.D., Sociology, 2016Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology at Finlandia University