I am an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the School of Criminal Justice at Wichita State University (WSU). I am currently a Service-Learning Faculty Scholar and a Tilford Diversity Fellow for WSU. I earned my Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2018.
My primary research area investigates how gender and race shape criminal justice processes with a focus on corrections. 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 of multiplicative marginalization.
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 and I am a certified trainer of the Women's Risk Needs Assessment (WRNA).
Through this website, you can check out more information about my background, CV, research, and teaching. My contact information is provided below.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling, yoga, hiking, video games, and my dogs.