Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Room: LTB 310
Ph.D., Western Michigan University
MA, Central Michigan University
BA, Lake Superior State University
CRJC 220 Corrections
CRJC 304 Criminological Theory
CRJC 313 Victimology
CRJC 340 White Collar Crime
CRJC 370 Special Topics: Genocide and State Crime
CRJC 402 Restorative Justice
CRJC 580 Females, Crime, and Justice
Perception of Sexiness and Street Harassment: An investigation of perceivers opinions and reactions to women's experiences of street harassment manipulating the appearance (sexy vs casual) of a target woman.
Stories of Street Harassment Experiences: An analysis of women's stories of street harassment experiences.
Self-Objectification, Stereotype Threat, and Street Harassment: An investigation of the consequences of street harassment.
Publications and Scholarly Activity
Dr. Marson has written extensively on the concepts of justice and reconciliation as they pertain to the 1994 Rwandan genocide. More specifically, how members of the Rwandan diaspora located in the United States and Canada attempt justice and reconciliation among one another. Dr. Marson's work includes discussion of restorative justice apparatus in Rwanda as well as the current political culture of silence. Her current research explores the issues and problematic nature of single story victim narratives following mass atrocity and methodological issues with speaking for the Other.
Marson (2017, November). State Crime after State Crime: The case for Rwanda-Roundtable presentation at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
Marson (2017, November). Managing Alternative Facts in the Classroom-Roundtable presentation at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
Marson, Shekarkhar, and Hu (2017, March and September). Preparing for Graduate School. What you need to know. Mentoring Workshop, Department of Criminal Justice Fayetteville State University
Marson (2016, November) The Rwandan Diaspora in the United States and Canada: The Culture of Silence-- presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Marson and McLauglin (2016, March). The Danger of a Single Story: Exploring Victim-Perpetrator Labeling in Post-Genocidal Societies- presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
Marson (2015, November). The Rwandan Diaspora in the United States and Canada: Justice and Reconciliation-presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
Marson (2015, March). The Rwandan Diaspora in Canada: Justice and Reconciliation- presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Annual Conference, Kansas City, Missouri
Marson (2014, December). Gacaca and the Rwandan Diaspora: Was Justice and Reconciliation Achieved?- presented at the International Network of Genocide Scholars (INOGS) Annual Conference, Cape Town, South Africa
Marson (2013, November). Restorative Justice-A Lesson from Rwanda-- Presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA
Marson (2012, November). Theological Roots of Restorative Justice-Roundtable presentation at American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
Professional Experience and Memberships
National Association of Community and Restorative Justice
American Society of Criminology
Honors, Awards, and Grants
Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Criminal Justice, Fayetteville State University, 2017
2nd place, Best Paper Award, The Hilltop Review, Spring 2015 edition
Gwen Frostic Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Western Michigan University, 2015
Western Michigan University, Department of Sociology, Wally Post Service Award, 2015
Recipient, All-University Graduate Teaching Effectiveness Award, 2015
Department Level Graduate Teaching Effectiveness Award, Department of Sociology, Western Michigan University, 2015
Graduate Student Association Outstanding Instructor Award, Western Michigan University, 2014
Interests: Restorative and Transitional Justice; Religion and Crime; International Comparative Criminology; State, Corporate, and White Collar Crime; Genocide