TIER Fellow, 2017
College of Wooster
Anne specializes in criminology, inequality, and research methods. She is the author of numerous articles in the areas of juvenile corrections and child sexual abuse prevention, and she has authored two books: Fatherhood Arrested: Parenting from Within the Juvenile Justice System and Locked Up, Locked Out: Young Men in the Juvenile Justice System (Vanderbilt University Press, 2002 and 2010). She is also co-author of the popular textbook Social Inequality: Forms, Causes, and Consequences(Routledge Press, 2017). In the courses she teaches, Anne involves her students in a variety of a community engagement and service-learning projects. Her criminology course, for example, is taught inside a juvenile correctional facility, and taken both by students from the College of Wooster and residents of the prison. She also teaches courses Social Statistics, Juvenile Delinquency, and Racial and Ethnic Groups in America.
Anne earned a B.A. at the University of California at Berkeley, with majors in Social Welfare and Anthropology, and both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of California at Davis.
AS A TIER FELLOW... Anne will introduce reproducibility into a service-learning course in which her students analyze data provided by a cooperating social service agency located in Wooster, Ohio. Making the students' work reproducible will increase the credibility of the recommendations and conclusions they draw from the data. This will be especially useful in light of the growing concern of funders for reliable, empirical outcome measures. On the basis of this experience, Anne and her counterpart at the agency plan to develop general reproducibility guidelines for other colleges and universities who want to set up service learning agreements with local nonprofits. These guidelines would help both parties understand how the data has been collected, managed, and analyzed. . Anne is also collaborating with Janelle Peifer, another 2017-18 TIER Fellow, to develop strategies for helping students make the transition from using interactive drop-down menus to writing editable syntax files that execute the data processing and analysis undertaken for an exercise or research project. Check out her "Replicability: Tier Protocol for SPSS Users" tutorial, created during her fellowship year.