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Kenna Quinet joined the faculty at the O’Neill School at IUPUI in 1992. Her research focuses on various aspects of death and homicide including serial and mass homicides, missing persons, prostitutes as serial homicide victims, causes of death, unclaimed and unidentified dead, and opioid deaths. She teaches courses on homicide, criminological theory, serial and mass murder, and animal welfare. Quinet has received 13 teaching awards since she came to IUPUI. She is co-author (with Jamie Fox and Jack Levin) of the popular homicide textbook The Will To Kill: Making Sense of Senseless Murder.
- Ph.D., Sociology, University of Illinois, 1992
- M.A., Sociology, University of Illinois, 1983
- B.A., Sociology, University of Illinois, 1982
- Certified medicolegal death investigator, deputy coroner, Marion County Coroner’s Office, 2013-present
- Appeared in The Killing Season. Eight part docuseries, A&E, November 2016.
- More than 80 media contacts since 1992 in television, magazines, and newspaper interviews regarding serial murder, missing persons, and homicide trends.
- Developed new courses on homicide, serial murder, mass murder and animal welfare.
Selected Intellectual Contributions
- “Examining Fatal Opioid Overdose in Marion County, Indiana.” (with B. Ray, T. Dickenson, D. Watson, A. Ballew) Journal of Urban Health (2017)
- "Who Are the Unclaimed Dead?" Quinet, Kenna, Sam Nunn and Alfarena Ballew. Journal of Forensic Sciences (2015)
- “Establishing the Victim-Offender Relationship of Initially Unsolved Homicides: Partner, Family, Acquaintance or Stranger?” Quinet, Kenna and Sam Nunn, Homicide Studies (2013)