Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
Criminology, Criminal Justice, Inequality
Professor Doerner received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Bowling Green State University and her B.S.B.A. in International Business and Economics from Ohio Northern University. She has been working at URI since 2008 teaching courses in research methods, criminology, and criminal justice.
Her research interests focus on sentencing and corrections, race/ethnicity, age, and gender inequality in the criminal justice system, consequences of incarceration, juvenile justice and policy, reentry following incarceration, and quantitative methods.
New Faculty in Sociology:
Dr. Melanie S. Brasher has joined the department as an Assistant Professor of Sociology. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Duke University in 2013. Prior to coming to URI, Dr. Brasher was a visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Dickinson College. Her appointment is a joint appointment in Sociology and in Human Development and Family Studies where she will participate in the Gerontology program. For more info click here.
For the second year in a row, an anthropologist has been awarded the University’s Early Career Research Award. Assistant Professor Holly Dunsworth received the 2014 award for her research comparing energy use in apes and other mammals with particular reference to how the energetics and metabolic parameters of pregnancy, fetal growth, infant growth, and lactation and how those determine the timing of birth in humans and other mammals. Kudos to Holly!!!
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