Professor Laure Brooks has been selected to receive the American Society of Criminology 2014 Teaching Award at this year's conference in November. Professor Brooks is the director of Undergraduates Studies and an instructor in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice. She is also the faculty advisor for the CCJS Honor Society, Alpha Phi Sigma.
She received her Ph.D., M.A., and B.A., all from the Criminology Department at the University of Maryland. She has been teaching at the University for approximately 30 years. Her research interest is policing where she has studied police discretion, police stress, and violence against police. Professor Brooks has received many teaching awards including the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences Dean's Medal and Excellence in Teaching Mentorship Award; Philip Merrill Presidential Scholar Mentor Award, and Outstanding Faculty Educator Award by the Maryland Parents Association.
The American Society of Criminology Teaching Award (established in 2008) is a lifetime-achievement award designed to recognize excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate teaching over the span of an academic career. This award is meant to identify and reward teaching excellence that has been demonstrated by individuals either (a) at one educational institution where the nominee is recognized and celebrated as a master teacher of criminology and criminal justice; or, (b) at a regional or national level as a result of that individual's sustained efforts to advance criminological/criminal justice education.
Professor Brooks is pictured with her CCJS340 Policing Class.