Dr. Elizabeth Quinn
- Ph.D., Sam Houston State University (2004)
- M.A., Sam Houston State University (2000)
- B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison (1994)
Areas of Expertise
Experience with external funding agencies
Dr. Elizabeth Quinn is originally from Wisconsin, where she earned Bachelorâs degrees in Psychology and Social Welfare, with a certificate in Criminal Justice in 1994 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her Ph.D. from Sam Houston State University in 2004. Her interests include: Victimology and victim's studies, females and criminal justice, juvenile justice and delinquency, police-community relations, stress management and vicarious trauma, and disaster response and crimina...Read More »
Most recently, Dr. Quinn has worked on projects exploring fear of crime and citizen satisfaction of police for the Fayetteville Police Department, exploring availability and utilization of victim services for domestic violence victims in four counties within North Carolina, evaluating a self-defense program for victims of sexual assault, and assessing teaching at the undergraduate level in criminal justice.
She has been published in Women & Criminal Justice, Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, Contemporary Justice Review, ACJS Assessment Forum, and Crime Prevention and Community Safety. She has also written four book chapters exploring different victimological and victims' rights issues and a technical report on the victimization experience presented to the Texas State Legislature. Most recently, Dr. Quinn, along with Dr. Sara Brightman (Fayetteville State University), published a new textbook on crime victimization, offering students a broader look at burgeoning issues and working with victims overall.
Dr. Quinn comes to MTSU with 11 years of experience of teaching/research/service at the University level. She previously worked at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she earned the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, and Assistant Department Chair and was actively engaged in numerous committees, including the Sexual Misconduct Task Force which was responsible for ensuring the University was meeting the standards of the Campus SAVE Act.