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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice


Open Instructor Position to Begin January 2022

The department invites applications for a non-tenure track, 9-month instructor position with a teaching load of 8 courses for the academic year. This annual appointment may be renewed.

Department Chair Search to Begin Fall 2022

The College of Arts and Sciences at UofSC invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice to begin August 16, 2022.

Department Graduates First MA/JD Student

Maya Weeks became the first dual degree student to graduate from our department with a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Juris Doctor from the law school.

Doctoral Student Awarded at Discover UofSC

Doctoral Student, Dylan Spencer, received an iPoster Graduate Student Award at Discover UofSC.

Associate Professor Testifies in the Chauvin Trial

Mr. Seth Stoughton, Affiliate Associate Professor in the department, appeared as an expert witness to testify in the Chauvin trial on Monday, April 12th.

Associate Professor Receives Garnet Apple Award

Dr. Tia Andersen has been selected to receive the 2021 Garnet Apple Award by the Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Professor Receives Funding from City of Charleston Police Department

Dr. Geoff Alpert received funding from the City of Charleston Police Department for research purposes.

Students Reflect Fondly on Mentoring Youth

Two students from Dr. Tia Andersen's Adolescent Mentoring course speak about their experiences working with at-risk youth.

Faculty Receive College Initiative Funding to Support their Research

Several professors in the department were awarded funds from the College of Arts and Sciences to support their research.

Associate Professors Awarded Grant to Support Research on the Impact of Covid-19

Drs. Koons-Witt and Andersen were awarded a grant through the Office of the Vice President for Research to study the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dr. Hayden Smith Received Distinguished Course Award

Associate professor, Hayden Smith, received a 2020 Distinguished Course Award for CRJU426 - Criminal Justice and Mental Health.

Professors Receive Funding for Research on Whiteness

Drs. Deena Isom Scott and Tia Andersen received funding for their research from UofSC's Office of Research.

Assistant Professor Receives NIJ Funding for Research

Dr. Brent Klein received funding from the National Institute of Justice to support his research into the root cases of school violence.

Doctoral Student Selected to Serve on Graduate Student Leadership Team

Doctoral student, Amber Wilson, was recently selected to serve on the CAS Graduate Student Leadership Team.

Doctoral Students Awarded Resource Development Grant

Amber Wilson and Philip Berry were awarded a Graduate Teaching Assistant Resource Development Grant from the University's Center for Teaching Excellence.

Two Faculty Awarded ASPIRE-I Research Grants

Drs. Boyle and Metcalfe were awarded ASPIRE-I research grants through the Office of Research to support two research projects.

Two Faculty Received the Garnet Apple Award

Dr. Isom Scott and Dr. Smith received the Garnet Apple Award from the Provost's Office and the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Two Faculty Named McCausland Fellows

Drs. Tia Stevens Andersen and Deena Isom Scott were named Peter and Bonnie McCausland Fellows by the College of Arts and Sciences.

PhD Student Awarded SPARC Grant

Second year PhD student, Dylan Spencer, was awarded a research grant by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Doctoral Student Selected for Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Doctoral Student Summit

Doctoral student, Amber Wilson, has been selected by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJDS) to receive an ACJS Doctoral Student Summit 2020 Scholarship.

Department is Looking for an Assistant Professor and Instructor to Join its Growing Faculty

The department has opened a search for both an Assistant Professor and an Instructor to begin in the fall of 2020 and spring of 2020, respectively. Applications are now being accepted.

Faculty Member and Former PhD Students Awarded for Teaching, Research, and Service Accomplishments

Dr. Brandon Applegate and former PhD students, Dr. Rhys Hester and Dr. Courtney Crittenden, received awards at the Southern Criminal Justice Association Conference for their achievements in the areas of research, teaching, and service.

Doctoral Student Receives Scholarship from Taiwan for Punitive Attitudes Research

Doctoral Student, Hao-Chun (Jo) Chao, was awarded a study abroad scholarship from the Ministry of Education in the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Doctoral Student Receives Honorable Mention for Research on Female Community Corrections Officers

Doctoral student, Amber Wilson, received an honorable mention from the American Society of Criminology Division on Women and Crime for her research proposal.

The Department Graduates its First Black PhD Student

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice graduates its first black PhD student, Toniqua Mikell, in the spring 2019 semester.


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