PhD in Criminology, Law and Society

Chelsea Foudray

Chelsea Foudray, 2023

PhD in Criminology, Law and Society

During her time at Mason, Foudray produced five peer-reviewed publications, including two first-authored publications, and nine reports to local agencies. She also completed an ambitious three-study doctoral dissertation involving secondary data analysis, primary qualitative data collection, and a pilot randomized controlled trial on strategies to address defendants’ substance use needs during the pretrial period.

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Samantha Luna

Samantha Luna, 2023

PhD in Criminology, Law and Society

Sam already has ten peer-reviewed journal publications, with five of them as first author—including a sole-authored ‘theory’ piece in one of the leading psych-law journals. Sam also has four book chapter publications (two first-authored). Further, for her dissertation research, Sam was awarded an NSF dissertation grant, a very prestigious honor and a testament to her study ideas and rigorous design.

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Kevin Petersen

Kevin Petersen, 2023

PhD Program in Criminology, Law and Society

As someone with research experience in policing and professional experience in the courts, it was difficult for me to limit my interests to any particular area of criminology. Mason's Criminology, Law and Society doctoral program encouraged me to pursue both.

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Daniela Barberi

Daniela Barberi, 2022

PhD Program in Criminology, Law and Society

The Criminology, Law and Society PhD program has taught me the importance of building bridges between research and practice, and this mentality has facilitated my entrance to the job market.

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William D. Johnson

William D. Johnson, 2022

PhD in Criminology, Law and Society

William D Johnson is a triple Mason grad (2012 BS in criminology, law and society, magna cum laude with honors in major; 2017 MA in criminology, law and society; 2022 PhD in criminology, law and society 2022). He has authored multiple academic journal articles, many grant reports, and several translational publications, as well as presenting at national academic conferences.

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Lina Marmolejo

Lina Marmolejo, 2022

PhD in Criminology, Law and Society

The Criminology, Law and Society PhD program at Mason allowed me to learn from top academics in the field of criminology and join their research efforts, deepening my overall knowledge of the criminal justice and improving my quantitative and qualitative research skills.

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Heather Prince

Heather Prince, 2022

PhD in Criminology, Law and Society

For her dissertation, Heather used advanced decision tree modeling with machine learning techniques in order to create a model to better predict whether specific crimes in which the offender is unknown might be committed by a juvenile.

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Amy Dezember

Amy Dezember, 2021

PhD in Criminology, Law and Society

With support from the department, Amy was able to develop her own voice and vision as a scholar, and earn a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant.

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Jordan Kenyon

Jordan Kenyon, 2021

PhD in Criminology, Law and Society

Jordan was a summer Peer Advisor and a triple-Mason graduate.

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Kate Doyle Feingold

Kate Doyle Feingold, 2020

PhD in Criminology, Law and Society

An experienced attorney, Kate joined the PhD program at Mason and developed a video-based training program to teach youth about their rights during police interrogation.

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Daniel Pryce

Daniel Pryce, 2014

PhD in Criminology, Law and Society

Daniel wrote his dissertation on perceptions of procedural justice and has pursued an academic career after graduation.

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