I am an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the School of Criminal Justice at Wichita State University (WSU). I earned my Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2018.


My research investigates the impacts of correctional policies and practices on individuals, families, and communities with a focus on gender and race. I utilize both quantitative and qualitative methods with an emphasis on mixed methodology. The combination of both methods allows for generalizable statistical analyses to be coupled with in-depth contextual narratives from persons with lived experiences.

I prioritize community-engaged research to contribute to my discipline while also serving my local community. I help agencies implement and evaluate evidence-based practices. I specialize in gender-responsive strategies.

I teach courses related to corrections, women/gender in criminal justice, and research methods. I use student-centered interactive teaching methods to engage students in active and applied learning. 

In my free time, I enjoy yoga, hiking, snowboarding, video games, and my dogs. 

Wichita State Gender & Sexuality Conference Workshop
University Research/Creative Project Award Recipient


Service-Learning Faculty Scholar
Person-Centered Language White Paper:
Prisoner's Family Conference Advocacy in Action Coalition

Recent Articles

Boppre, B., Miethe, T. D., Troshynski, E. I., & Salisbury, E. J. (In press). Cross-National Differences in Women’s Imprisonment Rates: Exploring the Conditional Effects of Gender Inequality and Other Macro-Level Factors. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice.

Boppre, B., & Boyer, C. (In press). “The Traps Started during my Childhood”: The Role of Substance Abuse in Women’s Responses to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma.


Belisle, L., Boppre, B., Keen, J., & Salisbury, E.J. (In press). Bringing Course Material to Life Through Experiential Learning: Impacts on Students’ Learning and Perceptions in a Corrections Course. Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

Boppre, B. (2019). Improving Correctional Strategies for Women at the Margins: Recommendations for an Intersectionally-Responsive ApproachCorrections: Policy, Practice, and Research4, 195-221.

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