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Katie A. Farina, PhD

Katie A. Farina, PhD

Assistant Professor, Criminology

Since joining the faculty in 2014, Katie Farina, PhD, has developed her instructional methods and course goals based on her students' needs.

These relationships influence her teaching and also aim to foster a classroom where students feel confident to voice their opinions.

Through a critical approach to literature,and practical application of a given field, Farina works to make certain student’s opinions are reasoned and analytical.

Farina’s research interests include juveniles, school climate, bullying, intersectionality, feminist criminology, and criminological theory.

Farina earned a doctoral degree in criminology at the University of Delaware, a master’s in criminology, law, and society at Villanova University and a bachelor’s at DeSales University.

She is a member of the American Society of Criminology and that organization’s Division of Women and Crime.

Areas of Expertise

  • Bullying Victims and Perpetrators; School Climate; Fear of Crime; Feminist Criminology; Criminological Theory; Intersectionality; Juvenile Delinquency and Victimization; and Situational Crime Prevention

Publications

  • Aaron Kupchik and Katie A. Farina. 2016. Imitating Authority: Students’ Perceptions of School Punishment and Security, and Bullying Victimization. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice
  • Katie A. Farina. 2015. Cyber Crime: Identity Theft. In International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, ed. James D. Wright, Elsevier.
  • Margaret Mahoney and Katie A. Farina. 2014. Drift Theory. In Encyclopedia of Social Deviance, eds. Craig J. Forsyth and Heith Copes, Sage.
  • Katie A. Farina and Margaret Mahoney. 2014. Juvenile Sex Offenders. In Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, ed. Jay S. Albanese, Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Margaret Mahoney and Katie A. Farina. 2014. Status Offenders and Offenses. In Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, ed. Jay S. Albanese, Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Katie A. Farina and Margaret Mahoney. 2013. Porteus, Judge G. Thomas. In Encyclopedia of White Collar and Corporate Crime, 2nd edition, eds. Lawrence M. Salinger and J. Geoffrey Golson, Sage.
  • Margaret Mahoney and Katie A. Farina. 2013. Stewart, Martha. In Encyclopedia of White Collar and Corporate Crime, 2nd edition, eds. Lawrence M. Salinger and J. Geoffrey Golson, Sage.
  • Katie A. Farina. 2012. Penn, William. In The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America, eds. Wilbur Redington Miller and Geoffrey J. Golson, Sage.
  • Katie A. Farina. 2011. Homeroom Security: School Discipline in an Age of Fear [Review of the book Homeroom Security by Aaron Kupchik]. Journal of Criminal Justice Education 22(4): 598-601.
  • Katie A. Farina and Kelly Welch. 2010. Bartusch, Dawn Jeglum and Ross L. Matsueda: Gender and Reflected Appraisals. In Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory, eds. Francis T. Cullen and Pamela Wilcox, Sage.

Presentations

  • Katie A. Farina. Fear in Schools: A Mixed Methods Study Examining the Role of School Climate. Presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, D.C., November 18-21, 2015. Paper Presentation
  • Katie A. Farina. Bullying in Schools: A Mixed Methods Study Examining the Role of School Climate. Presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA, November 19-22, 2014. Paper Presentation.
  • William J. Farina Jr., Mary J. Bojan, and Katie A. Farina. Evidence for the Success of a Supplemental Chemistry Course. Presented at the 23rd Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, August 3-7, 2014. Paper Presentation
  • Katie A. Farina and Margaret Mahoney. Examining the Link between Delinquency and Social Bonds: A Feminist Perspective. Presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA, November 20-23, 2013. Paper Presentation.
  • Aaron Kupchik and Katie A. Farina. Imitating Authority: School Discipline, Security, and Bullying. Presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL, November 14-17, 2012. Paper Presentation.
  • Margaret Mahoney and Katie A. Farina. Physical and Verbal Adolescent Dating Violence: An Intersectional Approach. Presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL, November 14-17, 2012. Paper Presentation.
  • Katie A. Farina, Margaret Mahoney and Emily Bonistall. Expanding Dating Violence: A State-Level Exploration of both Physical and Verbal Victimization. Presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, D.C., November 16-19, 2011. Paper Presentation.
  • Katie A. Farina, Margaret Mahoney and Jennifer Cruze. Don't Go to School! Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Constrained Behaviors. Presented at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA, November 17-20, 2010. Paper Presentation.
  • Katie A. Farina. The Effects of Situational Crime Prevention on Crime and Fear among College Campuses and Students. Presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA, November 4-7, 2009. Paper Presentation.
  • Katie A. Farina. Victim Characteristics and Situational Factors of Reported Homosexual Domestic Violence. Presented at the 3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference hosted by the Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, February 20, 2009. Paper Presentation.
  • Katie A. Farina. Victim Characteristics and Situational Factors of Reported Homosexual Domestic Violence. Presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, St. Louis, MO, November 12-15, 2008. Paper Presentation.
  • Katie A. Farina. Temperament as a Factor of Age and Gender and its Effect upon College Students’ GPA. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA, March 23, 2007. Poster Presentation.

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