I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Brockport, and earned the M.A. and the Ph.D. in Criminology at the University of Delaware. I am member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society, Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society, Alpha Chi Honor Society, and a number of professional organizations.
I have been teaching Criminal Justice at Elmira College since 2005. My areas of interest include inmate litigation, prison litigation reform effort, policing, profiling, history of corrections, youth violence, at-risk youth and local history. I regularly teaches such courses as Criminology, Senior Seminar, Penology, Police Administration, Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice, and have recently begun teaching the Term III course Women and Quilting in American Society. I serve as an advisor to the Elmira College Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society for Criminal Justice Majors.