Ph.D., Criminal Justice,
Dr. Elizabeth Quinn received her Ph.D. from Sam Houston State University in 2004. Her interests include: victimology and victim's studies, females and criminal justice, juvenile justice and delinquency, police-community relations, critical criminology and research methods. Dr. Quinn has worked as a corrections liaison with both incarcerated boys and girls. Additionally, she worked for a number of years as a rape crisis hotline counselor and support group facilitator. She considers herself a late bloomer in terms of education, as it took her a few semesters to really get serious about her college education.
Though she never thought she would return to college after earning her Bachelor's degree it became very clear that she needed more education to offer her clients the attention and services they deserved. Little did she know that she would end up in academia - an area she now loves. In addition to teaching, Dr. Quinn recently completed a project with Dr. Michael DeValve on citizen fear of crime and police satisfaction for the Fayetteville Police Department. Additionally, she completed a grant project, sponsored by the Research Center for Health Disparities, exploring availability and utilization of victim services for domestic violence victims in four counties within North Carolina.
She has been published in Women & Criminal Justice and Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice. She has also written three book chapters exploring different victimological and victims’ rights issues and is currently finishing up her fourth book chapter on drug-facilitated sexual assault. She has been a member of the Board of Directors for Rape Crisis Volunteers of Cumberland County since October 2007 and has thoroughly enjoyed the time she has spent working with the wonderful staff and Board of Directors at RCVCC.