CLS Department Welcomes Three New Faculty Members

CLS Department Welcomes Three New Faculty Members

The Department of Criminology, Law and Society is delighted to welcome three assistant professors to the tenure-track faculty this fall!

Dr. Stacey Houston received his PhD in sociology from Vanderbilt University.  His research interests focus on the causes and consequences of justice system involvement, with an emphasis on schooling and racial health disparities. Prof. Houston is teaching Social Inequality, Crime and Justice this semester.

Dr. Yasemin Irvin-Erickson received her PhD in criminal justice from Rutgers University, and previously served as senior research associate at the Urban Institute in Washington DC.  Her research interests include urban security, victimization, technology, and the economic empowerment of vulnerable populations. Prof. Irvin-Erickson will teach Crime and Place this fall.

Dr. Robert Norris received his PhD in criminal justice from SUNY Albany, and joins us from Appalachian State University, where he was an assistant professor. His research focuses on wrongful convictions and miscarriages of justice. Prof. Norris is teaching Introduction to Criminal Justice in the fall.

Please join us in welcoming them to Mason!