Assistant Professor – Instructional 

535 Gladfelter Hall


Criminal Law, Juvenile Justice Law and Policy, Corrections


I received my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minor in Criminal Justice from Temple University and my Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law and have taught Criminal Justice at both institutions. Beginning as a student at Temple University I began to work directly with criminal and juvenile offenders in various capacities and subsequently spent several years working primarily with juvenile offenders at the Public Defender’s Office. My interest in legal research and writing led to my work with the Delaware State Court System, where I spent two years working for the State Family Court System. Since 2008, I have been teaching at Temple and became a full-time instructor in 2011. In the fall of 2013, I joined the Criminal Justice Department’s Undergraduate Committee working primarily on undergraduate standardization of courses. I have an open-door policy for all past and present students working to help them gain success in their chosen endeavor, through student mentoring and programs such as the Peer Diamond Mentoring Program and independent study research opportunities.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Criminal Law
  • Planned Change (Policy and Planning)
  • Introduction to Juvenile Justice
  • Introduction to Corrections