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Criminology Awardees Recognized at Recent ACJS Meeting

Faculty members, graduate students, and alumni of IUP’s Criminology Department were recognized at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences held in Boston, Mass., in March 2009.

  • Dr. Alida Merlo, professor of criminology, received the Becky Tatum Excellence Award from the Minorities and Women’s Section in recognition of her far-reaching contributions to the discipline.
  • Doctoral student Katie L. Herman was awarded the Minorities and Women’s Section Esther Madriz Student Travel Award for her paper “Victimization of Women: Different Perceptions of the Definition of Rape.”

Graduates of the Criminology doctoral program were also recognized at the national conference:

  • Dr. George Higgins, currently of the University of Louisville, was awarded the Minority and Women’s Section Leadership Award

And three alumnae received the Sage Publications Award for Teaching:

  • Dr. Danielle McDonald
  • Dr. Alison S. Burke
  • Dr. Rebecca (Boyd) Howell
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