Kristen Stives, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Department of Sociology Anthropology Social Work and Criminal Justice
Arts and Sciences Hall
Dr. Kristen Stives is an interdisciplinary scholar who approaches questions of criminality and deviance from a sociological and criminological lens. She received her B.S. from Hartwick College, and M.S. and Ph.D. from Mississippi State University. She completed her Ph.D. in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology. Her work centers around questions of criminality and deviance and her research is related to the topics of bullying, incarceration, and the role of education. She has published in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Youth and Society, and Criminal Justice Policy Review. In the classroom, Dr. Stives relies on real world application and hands-on assessments. She teaches core and elective courses in criminology and criminal justice related to the topics of juvenile justice, community and institutional corrections, ethics, and theory. At her previous institution, Auburn University at Montgomery, she taught specialty courses on gangs, comparative criminal justice, criminal justice writing, and community and problem-oriented policing.
- Ph.D., Sociology, Mississippi State University
- M.S., Sociology, Mississippi State University
- B.A., Sociology, Hartwick College
- Barranco, R., Perry, A., May, D., & Stives, K. (2021). Changing influences in criminology: Examining 45 years in criminology journal citations. Journal of Criminal Justice Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/10511253.2021.1951784
- Stives, K.L., May, D.C., Mack, M., & Bethel, C.L. (2021). Understanding responses to bullying from the parent perspective. Frontiers in Education: Educational Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2021.642367
- Keith, S., Stives, K.L., Kerr, L.J., & Kastner, S. (2020). The role of academic background and the writing centre on students’ academic achievement in a writing-intensive criminological course. Educational Studies, 46(2), 154-169. https://doi.org/10.1080/03055698.2018.1541788
- Stives, K.L., May, D.C., Pilkinton, M., Bethel, C.L., & Eakin, D.K. (2019). Strategies to combat bullying: Parental responses to bullies, bystanders, and victims. Youth and Society, 51(3), 358-376. https://doi.org/10.1177/0044118x18756491
- Kastner, S., Keith, S., Kerr, L.J., Stives, K.L., Knight, W., Forsythe, K., ,... & Moseley, J. (2018). RAD collaboration in the writing center: An impact study of course embedded writing center support on student writing in a criminological theory course. Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, 15(3), 34-53.
- May, D.C., Stives, K.L., Wells, M.J., & Wood, P.B. (2017). Does military service make the experience of prison less painful? Voices from incarcerated veterans. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 28(8), 770-789. https://doi.org/10.1177/0887403416628600