Outreach

Whether it is with the public, in the field, or on campus, my outreach and service commitments focus on addressing social justice in various ways. My talks and presentations in the community aim to educate the public on issues related to the criminal justice system and tend to focus on questioning that which is assumed about the correctional system. My service to the field allows me to support up and coming scholars who may otherwise not be supported. On campus, my goal is to help students better understand what is meant by social justice and how to engage in social justice issues in critical and meaningful ways. As such, my service activities aim to address these issues head on by serving on a variety of committees that impact various segments of the campus community, including the creation of the biennial Social Justice Week. Because of my efforts, I was honored to be awarded the 2014 Faculty Award for Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion and the 2016 Interfaith Leadership and Service Award.

Public outreach include:

WITF’s Smart Talk: What’s behind the dramatic increase in women prison inmates?, February 2015, Discussant. Listen here
• Mass incarceration and private prisons, May 2014, Teach-in Presenter for Decarcerate PA in Reading, PA
The way back: The challenges faced by prisoners reentering an unwelcoming world within DC & across the US, October 2013, Talk for the American University United Methodist Social Justice Ministry in Washington, DC

Professional service includes:

• Society for the Study of Social Problems, Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship Committee, Committee Member, 2012-present
• American Society of Criminology, Division on Critical Criminology, Secretary/Treasurer, November 2011-November 2013
• American Society of Criminology, Minority Affairs Committee, Committee Member, 2012-2013

Campus service includes:

• Elizabethtown College Social Justice Week, Creator and Chair, 2012-present
• Personnel Council, Committee Member, Fall 2013-Spring 2016
• Undergraduate Fellows in Leadership for Justice and Peace, Faculty Mentor, Fall 2013-Present
• Students Advocating for Gender Equality (SAGE), Faculty Advisor, Fall 2013-present
• Campus Diversity Advocates, Committee Member, 2012-present

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