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College Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

February 28, 2017

Filed Under: Faculty, News

The College of Criminology and Criminal Justice is pleased to welcome two new faculty members, Megan Denver and Brendan Lantz.

Megan Denver is a doctoral candidate in the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany, SUNY.  Her research interests include: criminal record stigma, employment and recidivism, desistance and life course theory, criminological research and public policy, and mixed methods. Her work has appeared in Criminology and Punishment and Society.  Her latest article, The Language of Stigmatization and the Mark of Violence: Experimental Evidence on the Social Construction and Use of Criminal Record Stigma is forthcoming in Criminology. 

Brendan Lantz is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Pennsylvania State University. He is a Penn State University Graduate Fellow and a Bureau of Justice Statistics Graduate Research Fellow. His research interests focus on group crime and co-offending, social networks, violence, hate and bias crime. His work has appeared in the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, and Crime and Delinquency.