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Julie Yingling

Julie Yingling


B.S., Valparaiso University
M.A., Villanova University
Ph.D., Michigan State University

Contact Information:

(570) 321-4193
Campus Post Office Box 2

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Areas of Expertise: Illicit drug markets and trends, intimate partner violence, juvenile delinquency

Julie Yingling joined the Lycoming College faculty in the fall of 2019. Her primary areas of interest include women’s roles in methamphetamine markets and portrayals of drug issues in major print media. Yingling’s most recent project is a census of South Dakota veterinarians regarding the role of prescriptions obtained from veterinary clinics in the opioid crisis and veterinarians’ adaptation strategies.

Yingling’s past projects include a study examining perceptions of domestic violence in a Sudanese refugee community and a longitudinal study comparing delinquency rates between students enrolled at South Dakota State University and California State University, San Bernardino. She is also working on project calculating botched lethal injection execution rates by drug type. 

Prior to arriving at Lycoming, Yingling was a faculty member at South Dakota State University.

Selected publications:

  • Michael Fedder, Jessica D. Ulrich-Schad, and Julie Yingling. (2019). "You shouldn't worry walking a block and a half to your car": Exploring perceptions of crime and anomie in the Bakken Oil Play. International Journal of Rural Criminology, 4(2), 193-216.
  • Russ Daly, Jessica Ulrich-Schad, Wei Gu, Julie Yingling, and Jill Ayres. (2019). Another Piece of the Puzzle? Understanding South Dakota Veterinarian's Response to the Opioid Epidemic. SDSU Extension. Pages 1-5.
  • Julie Yingling. (2015). Snowball sampling, grounded theory and theoretical sampling: Roles in methamphetamine markets. Cases in Methodology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Merry Morash, Julie Yingling, and Tia Stevens. (2014). Focus on the family: Juvenile court responses to girls and their caretakers. Feminist Criminology, 9(4), 298-322.
  • Soma Chaudhuri, Merry Morash and Julie Yingling. (2014). Marriage migration, patriarchal bargains and wife abuse: A study of South Asian women. Violence Against Women, 20(2), 141-161. Nominated for the 2014 Best Article Award.