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Faculty Feature - Katie Farina, PhD

Posted on 8/28/2017 2:30:35 PM

Katie Farina, PhD, is in her third year of teaching at Cabrini in the Sociology and Criminology Department. She teaches eight different courses within the deparment from Intro to Criminal Justice to the University's Inside Out Prison Exchange Program. Before her classes started this semester, Farina was able to finish up her latest research piece regarding school climates in relation to reports of bullying. 

Katie Farina, PhD

What is your favorite quote and why?

"It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent." –Madeline Albright

I love this quote, because it reminds me that we should never take for granted the power of our words and our voices.

Do you have any hidden talents or interests? 

I love to knit. I’ve knitted everything from scarves to blankets and socks to little toys. I also like to collect Christmas ornaments. I’ve got ornaments from all around the world that we put up during the holiday.

What is your favorite item in your office and why?

This is a really hard question for me, because I have a very eclectic office. I love my purple couch and my giraffe table and the stuffed animal of Pep (a dog who served time at Eastern State Penitentiary) that serves as the mascot for the Criminology Club. 

What is your go-to advice for Cabrini students?

Be your own advocate! If you’re struggling with adapting to college and/or succeeding in your classes, we can’t help you unless you seek us out and let us know what’s going on. 

What are the top three songs on your current playlist?

  1. "My Shot" from the Hamilton Soundtrack
  2. "Another Love" by Tom Odell
  3. "Wish I Knew You" by The Revivalists

Which do you do more often - binge watch a TV series or have a movie marathon? 

I probably binge watch TV more.  I’m an original binge-watcher...I’ve worn out many a VHS tape.