New Faculty Spotlight


Mary Evans, Ph.D.

Q: Where are you from originally?
A: I am originally from Boulder, Colorado. So, I am very happy to be back and teaching at the University of Northern Colorado.

Q: What is your educational history?
A: I did my undergraduate work at Northern Arizona University where I doubled majored in sociology and criminal justice (2003) and received my M.A. and Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska - Omaha (2012).

Q: What is your job history (related to your field)?
A: I have worked at Coconino County (Arizona) Attorney's Office within their Trial Support Unit and The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: Child Protective Services Unit and Adult Protective Services Unit. After I graduated with my Ph.D. I taught at the University of Southern Mississippi and joined the faculty at UNC in Fall of 2014.

Q: Do you have any publications or research that you are especially proud of?
A: I am proud of all my research, but I am particularly proud of my line of research that focuses on the unintended consequences of sex offender policy in the United States. My research has appeared in such journals as the Journal Youth and Adolescence, Criminal Justice Policy Review, Deviant Behavior, and Criminal Justice Studies. I also conduct research on the intersection between adolescent health and delinquency.

Q: What research are you working on now/research interests?
A: I am continuing my work on sex offender policy and juvenile delinquency but I am currently working on a project with Dr. Brain Iannacchione on the courtroom workgroup and their perceptions of defendants with mental illness in Colorado.

Q: What courses are you teaching?
A: I teach Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRJ 110), Justice and Research Statistics II (CRJ 480), Juvenile Justice (CRJ 335), Special Topics: Sex Offenders (CRJ 395), and Applied Research Analysis and Administration of Justice at the graduate level.

Q: Any interesting or unique facts about you?
A: I am obsessed with the Denver Broncos and I have been known to dominate my fantasy football leagues. I love all sports in general and try to support all the Colorado sports teams by attending games whenever I can.


New Faculty

Karla Del Carpio Ovando, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

Ather Zia, CR Lecturer of Gender Studies and Anthropology

Sarah Goodrum, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Cynthia Melendrez, CR Lecturer of Hispanic Studies

Mary Evans, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

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