PhD Student Profiles

Take a moment to get to know some of our Ph.D. students.


Karise Curtis

  Research Interests:

  • Comparative criminology
  • Time series methodology
  • Violent crime trends (temporal and spatial)


Eric Fowler

  Research Interests:

  • Youth street gangs
  • Juvenile justice
  • Judicial decision-making
  • Social, economic and cultural opportunities and crime
  • Social stigma and crime
  • Eco-terrorism


Meagen Hildebrand

  Research Interests:

  • Juror decision-making
  • Perceptions of Sexual Assault victims
  • Impact of Benevolent and Hostile Sexism in blame attribution
  • Stereotype Threat in the Criminal Justice System


Sean Roche

  Research Interests:

  • Technology
  • Social media
  • Public opinion
  • Criminal justice theory
  • Life course theory