Congratulations to Sarah Boonstoppel, Dawn Daggett, Sarah Greenman, David Mazeika, and Mariel Alper on their recent completion of their PhD degree and to Hattie Jones, Zachary Rowan, and Theodore Wilson on their recent completion of their master's degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice.
Sarah Boonstoppel (PhD 2014) has accepted a tenure track position at North Dakota State University as an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the Department of Criminal Justice and Political Science. She plans to continue her research on continuity and change in early young adulthood, and is especially interested in exploring variation in the relationship between desistance from crime and different types of social support.
Dawn Daggett (PhD 2014) has been working for the Federal Bureau of Prisons for almost 15 years in the Office of Research. She plans to continue to do research in the field for the foreseeable future, unless a better offer comes her way. She also hopes to be able to also teach some classes. "I am very happy to say that I graduated from UMD and look forward to new opportunities in the future. It was also a great experience to be able to study and work with some of the best criminologists in the field and am hoping to be able to continue working with some of them in the near future."
Sarah Greenman (PhD 2014) will be working as a professor at Hamline University in the Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science. She will be teaching courses such as Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Victimology and will continue her research on deterrence, sanctions, and intimate partner violence.
David Mazeika (PhD 2014) will be joining the faculty at The College of New Jersey this fall. He would like to thank the CCJS faculty, staff, and graduate students for all the support they have provided throughout his time at Maryland.
Mariel Alper (PhD 2014) will be working the next three years as a research fellow at the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at the University of Minnesota Law School. Her research on probation and parole is part of the Sentencing Law and Policy program area, which aims is to participate in and influence large-scale, systemic improvements in sentencing law and policy. "During the past four years at UMD, I have learned more than I thought was possible and there was never a dull moment. I look forward to applying my training to the research I conduct throughout my career."
Hattie Jones (MA 2014) has accepted an offer of a training contract at the international commercial law firm Clifford Chance, and will return to the U.K. to gain her law degree before starting work at their London headquarters in February 2016.
Zachary Rowan (MA 2014) will continue his studies as a doctoral student of Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland.
Theodore Wilson (MA 2014) will continue his studies as a doctoral student of Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland.