Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, Law and Public, SPEA at IUPUI, 1997-2004
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, SPEA at IUPUI, 1997
  • Instructor, Department of Criminology, Law, and Society, Irvine, School of Social Ecology, 1995
  • Consultant, San Diego County Probation Department, Evaluation and Outcome Measures, 1994-1995
  • Research Associate and Consultant, Rand Corporation, 1994-1995


  • Outstanding Women Faculty Leader Award, IUPUI Office for Women (2016)
  • Tonya Eagan Faculty Service Award for outstanding service to the Bepko Learning Center and University College (2014)
  • Barbara D. Jackson Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award, selected by a committee of peers from across the IUPUI community (2013)
  • Received 18 teaching awards and favorite professor recognitions.
  • PI or Co-PI on three competitive federal grants originating with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and passed through to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (between 2010 and 2014) to study disproportionate minority contact in the juvenile justice system in Indiana.