B.A., Boston College
M.S., Central Connecticut State University
Ph.D., University of Maryland
Criminal Justice: Chair and associate professor
Areas of expertise: Gender and Crime; Correctional Programming; Prisoner Reentry
Dr. Kerry Richmond is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice-Criminology at Lycoming College. She received her B.A. in History and Sociology from Boston College and her M.S. in Criminal Justice from Central Connecticut State University. In May 2009, she graduated with a Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Dr. Richmond teaches courses on criminological theory, race, class, gender and crime, and correctional policy. Her primary research interests focus on the effectiveness of correctional programming to promote the reintegration of offenders, specifically females. Her current research evaluates whether employment in prison industries affects the institutional and post-release criminal behavior of male and female inmates and she has studied both the federal prison industries program, UNICOR, and the Pennsylvania State Correctional Industries program. In addition to her teaching and research background, Dr. Richmond also worked for several years creating alternative sentencing plans for federal and state defendants and developing parole plans for state inmates through the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives in Baltimore, MD.