Sociology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 1986
M.Phil., Criminology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 1978
Criminal Justice, State University of New York, Albany, NY, 1977
B.A., History, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1976
Students often want
to know a little bit about their teacher so here is some information
I thought might interest you.
born and raised in New Jersey, but since I went away to college at
the age of 17, I have lived in many different states: California,
Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, and now Florida! I have lived
in many major cities: Los Angeles, Miami, New York City,
Philadelphia, and San Francisco. I have visited and spent time in almost
all major American cities except I have never visited any cities in
Alaska or Hawaii. I just came to Florida about two years ago, so I
still have a lot to discover about the Sunshine State.
to travel. I studied in England for a year, lived in Mexico
for a summer, traveled throughout Egypt for a few weeks, visited
Australia for a month, and worked in several different cities in
Canada for weeks at a time. I have also visited many
major European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen,
Edinburgh, London, Madrid, Munich, Paris, Rome, Vienna, and Zurich.
have four college degrees: B.A. in History from the University of
Pennsylvania, M.A. in Criminal Justice from State University of New
York, Albany, M.Phil. in Criminology from University of Cambridge,
England, and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Delaware.
Obviously I love school, and I am a strong believer in getting a
college education and beyond.
have always been interested in Crime and Social Justice. Ever since
I watched “Perry Mason” on TV when I was five years old and saw “To
Kill A Mockingbird” when I was also a youngster, my fascination and
curiosity never stopped. When I was younger, I thought perhaps I
would be a lawyer and /or a police officer. But since there were
few models for women as police, I always thought I would end up as a
lawyer. Also, I was too much of a chicken to actually be a police
officer. But I also hated the formality of the courtroom so I did
not think lawyering would suit me best, either. Then somehow along
the way in college, I discovered you could actually study
Criminology as a discipline and realized that is where I wanted to
put my energy and career. I also realized how much I loved being
involved in a college community. And then my moment came together:
I could become a college professor of Crime and Justice. And
luckily I am here now doing exactly what I
and I love dolphins. For you sport fans, as you can see from
the pictures at the left, I am not only referring to football.
Sorry. But yes, I do love football and I am a fan of both the
Dolphins and those
really tall people from New York...Go Giants!