August 24, 2017 at 12:33 pm

Sociology – Psychology Alum Starts as Assistant Professor

Lauren Wright in cap and gown at graduation from doctoral program

Lauren Wright

Lauren Wright graduated with her BA in Sociology-Criminology and Psychology in 2010 and MA in Sociology in 2014 from the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio University. She earned her PhD from the University of Central Florida this year and begins as Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology, Justice Studies and Global Security at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma.

Her areas of interest are: Serial Violence; Violent Crime; Juvenile Delinquency; Social Construction; Criminal Justice; Courts and the Prison System; Drugs; Social Problems; Theory.

 About her experience in the OHIO Sociology Masters program:

The M.A. program in Sociology provided me with such valuable and important tools that it is difficult to determine which thing helped me the most. The helpful faculty were always willing to work with you and assist when needed. The classes provided a strong foundation for moving forward with my doctoral degree and allowed me to be better prepared when entering those advanced classes. The opportunity to prepare and teach my own classes was invaluable, as it allowed me to know, without a doubt, that teaching was what I wanted to do with my life. But, if I had to pick a singular benefit from the program, it would have to be the mentorship I experienced. Having individuals that actually care and put forth an effort into my future allowed me to flourish in ways that I had never been able to before. As I get ready to move to my first career-oriented position, I know it wouldn’t have been possible without the mentoring I received in the program.

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