Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, three doctoral candidates from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice successfully defended their dissertations. Following their graduation, all three students have accepted professorship positions at other prestigious universities across the nation.
Ieke de Vries, PhD in Criminology and Justice Policy, 2020
“Crime, Place, and Networks in the Age of the Internet: The Case of Online-Promoted Illicit Massage Businesses”
Responses to human trafficking, contextual causes of crime and deviancy, datamining and database building, computational methods
Ieke received a National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship (2018-R2-CX-0005) and the 2018-2019 Outstanding Teaching Award.
Ieke will join Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice as an Assistant Professor.
Emma Fridel, PhD in Criminology and Justice Policy, 2020
“A Comparison of the Individual-, County-, and State-level Correlates of Homicide and Mass Murder”
Homicide and suicide, individual and contextual effects on lethal violence, and quantitive methods
Emma received Northeastern University’s Outstanding Graduate Student Award for Research.
Emma will join Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice as an Assistant Professor.
Stuti Kokkalera, PhD in Criminology and Justice Policy, 2020
“Affording a Meaningful Opportunity for Release: Legal Representation for Juvenile Lifers”
Discretionary release, legal decision-making, juvenile offending, mixed research methods
Stuti was part of the team that received the Tier 1 Seed Grant “Reentering Lives of Juvenile Lifers.“
Stuti will join Sam Houston State University College of Criminal Justice as an Assistant Professor.
Congratulations to our 2020 doctoral graduates for their tremendous achievements!