Laurin Parker, PhD
Dr. Parker earned her Ph.D. in Criminology with a concentration in Law and Society from the University of Delaware in 2014. Upon graduation from the University of Delaware, Dr. Parker became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Delaware State University. From 2015-2017, Dr. Parker continued to work for the University of Delaware’s, Center for Drug and Health Studies as part of the Evaluation Team for the Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success Grant. As part of this grant, Dr. Parker collaborated with a number of community-based agencies by providing technical assistance training and hosting various workshops regarding alcohol and substance abuse/misuse. Dr. Parker’s research interests include exploring issues within the corrections field, such a prisoner reentry and the effectiveness of reentry programming. She is also interested in juvenile justice, the American court system and race, class and gender issues in the criminal justice field.