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Department of Sociology Emmanuel College, Boston, MA 02115 Phone: 617.264-7620 Email: EDUCATION Ph.D. in Sociology/Criminology. May 2008. Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Specializations: At-Risk Youth, Family, Juvenile Delinquency, Race, Class & Gender, Schooling M.A. in Sociology. Northeastern University, Boston, MA. June 1998. B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology. Gettysburg College, PA. May 1995. AWARDS AND HONORS • “Excellence in Teaching” awarded from faculty, students and administration of Eastern Nazarene College for, “her pioneering work in developing and teaching criminal justice and related courses with academic excellence…” received November 2003. • “Certificate of Excellence” received for, “commitment, dedication and service to the Academy of Learning and Technology” awarded by Patricia Place, principal, received May 2006. TEACHING EXPERIENCE Assistant Professor (2010-present) Emmanuel College, Department of Sociology, Boston, MA • Courses taught include: Criminology, Introduction to Sociology, Crime and Justice, Race and Ethnic Groups • Coordinated and led “Crimes of the Commonwealth” tour for parents and students during Family Weekend Assistant Professor (1997-present) Eastern Nazarene College, Department of Sociology/Psychology/Criminal Justice, Quincy, MA • Partial list of courses taught includes: Introduction to Sociology, Family Violence, Deviance and Social Controls, Juvenile Delinquency, Social Psychology, Child Witnesses to Violence, Criminology • Developed and taught the first criminal justice classes at the college, established the minor and a major in criminal justice • Advised and mentored majors within the department • Promoted from Adjunct Professor to tenure-track Assistant Professor in May 2005 Graduate Student Instructor (2004 – 2005) Northeastern University, Department of Sociology, Boston, MA • Taught classes in Family Violence and Social Deviance to a class of 100+ students Consultant (2003 – 2005) Leadership Education for Adult Development Program, Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA • Designed, developed, and presented a Criminal Justice curriculum map to administration • Coordinated team of professors and worked with administration to develop criminal justice program (including: courses offered, curriculum, and graduation requirements)

PUBLICATIONS • Gordana Rabrenovic, Jack Levin, Janese Free, Colleen Keaney and Jason Mazaic. “FlagWaving and Attitudes Toward Arab Americans” In Why We Hate by Jack Levin and Gordana Rabrenovic, pp. 221-231. Prometheus Books. 2004 PARTIAL LIST OF RELATED CONFERENCE PAPERS PRESENTATIONS • November 2011, American Criminological Society Annual Meeting, The Importance of Fairness: School Bonds and At-Risk Youth, Washington, DC. •

February 2011, Eastern Sociological Society’s Annual Meeting, The Influence of Students’ School Bonds on Academic Performance and School Behavior, Philadelphia, PA.

February 2011, National Conference on Alternatives to Expulsion, Suspension, and Dropping out of School, “From Zero Tolerance to Alternative School by way of Expulsion, Orlando, FL.

March 2010, Eastern Sociological Society’s Annual Meeting, Lives at Risk: Budget Cuts and Alternative Education, Boston, MA.

May 2010, attended The Teaching Professor National Conference, Boston, MA.

February 2010, Eastern Educational Research Association Annual Conference. At-Risk Youth and Alternative Schooling, Savannah, GA.

February 2010, National At-Risk Education Network. Six Successful Strategies for Educating At-Risk Youth, Panama City, FL.

November 2008, New England Sociological Association Conference. Researcher and Community Activist: Exploring the Benefits of a Dual Identity, Stonehill College, Easton, MA.

March 2006, Eastern Sociological Society Conference. Transforming Lives?: Reflections from Interviews of Alternative School Teachers, Boston, MA.

February 2006, National Alternatives to Drop out and Exclusion Conference. Family Violence and Resilience: What Every Teacher Should Know, Orlando, FL.

February 2006, National Alternatives to Drop out and Exclusion Conference. Teaching Active AtRisk Youth (with Dr. Marc Lequerre and Rick Lydon), Orlando, FL.

March 2005, Eastern Sociological Society Conference. The School Student Gap: From Zero Tolerance to Alternative School and Family Abuse and later Juvenile Delinquency, Washington, DC.

February 2005, National Alternatives to Dropout and Expulsion Conference. Best Practices in Alternative Education (with Patricia Place), Orlando, FL.

March 2004, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Race and School Tracking, San Francisco, CA.

March 2004, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. The Impact of Education Reform on Exclusion of Students from School (with Jack Levin and Gordana Rabrenovic), San Francisco, CA.

May 2003, School to Prison Pipeline Conference at Harvard University. The Quality of PostExclusion Education in Massachusetts, Cambridge, MA.

March 2003, Urban Affairs Association Annual Meeting, The Impact of Zero-Tolerance Policies on the Educational Opportunities of Suspended and Expelled Students in Urban Schools (with Jack Levin, Gordana Rabrenovic, Colleen Keaney, and Jason Mazaic), Cleveland, OH.

RELATED RESEARCH EXPERIENCE • Completed 750 hours of participant observation and interviewed teachers for dissertation at the Academy of Learning and Technology, Nashua, NH. (2004-2005). •

“Stars, Stripes, and Strife: A Study of the Symbolic Meanings of the American Flag.” Co-authored proposal and final paper, designed instruments, trained and managed interviewers (2002).

Coordinated 6 month research project and experiment on validity of polygraph evidence in court including testifying in court, oversaw experiment, statistical analysis and wrote final report (1998).

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Research and Administrative Assistant (1996-1998 and 2001- 2005) Northeastern University, Brudnick Center on Conflict and Violence, Boston, MA • Collaboratively developed and implemented surveys, managed research assistants, assisted with statistical analysis, and wrote final reports for research projects • Coordinated conferences, research projects, and supervised research assistants Consultant (2002 – 2004) Home for Little Wanderers, Siblinks Program, Boston, MA • Analyzed statistical findings evaluating Siblinks program, made policy and design recommendations for replication model • Authored portions of final evaluation report in addition to authoring extensive literature review on sibling placements and foster care Program Director (1999-2002) Community Response to Domestic Violence, Dorchester Community Roundtable, Dorchester, MA • Managed and coordinated community response to family violence, including partnerships with victim service providers, courts, police departments, hospital emergency rooms and batterer’s intervention programs in collaboration with executive director • Served as a liaison with Center for Disease Control (funders) and wrote bi-annual reports, grant proposals, and program literature for funders, partners and participants • Facilitated and coordinated network of support and resources for domestic violence advocates providing professional advice, support, and related trainings PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS • American Sociological Association (2003-present) • Eastern Sociological Society (2002-present)


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