Professor of Sociology

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 four books including 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). Her most recent book, Confronting Child Sexual Abuse: Knowledge to Action was published in 2020 by the open-access Lever Press.  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 is taken both by students from the College of Wooster and residents of the prison. She also teaches courses in statistics and data reproducibility.

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.

Check out Nurse, A. & Staiger, T. (2019). Teaching Data Reproducibility through Service Learning. Teaching Sociology, 47(4), pp. 350-357.