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Lauren M. Barrow, Ph.D.

Lauren M. Barrow, Ph.D.

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Chair, Center for Education, Advocacy & Social Justice
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
St. Joseph Hall, 2nd flr., West Wing, SJ211

Lauren M. Barrow, Ph.D. is currently Chair of the Center for Education, Advocacy & Social Justice, and an Associate Professor of Justice Studies at Chestnut Hill College.  She began her criminal justice career at the National Victim Center (NVC) in Arlington VA.  While working at NVC, she was a team-member for the Looking Back—Moving Forward: A Guidebook for Communities Responding to Sexual Assault and the Focus on the Future: A Systems Approach to Prosecution and Victim Assistance projects.  She left Washington DC to pursue graduate studies at CUNY Graduate Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.  During her career, she worked on several federal and national research projects, including assessing Federal Drug Treatment Evaluation in NYC (Urban Institute), and surveying AAC Board users regarding victimization (Inst. For Excellence, Temple University).

Dr. Barrow has been teaching criminal justice courses for over 20 years and has taught undergraduate, graduate, and online students.  She first taught as an adjunct instructor for undergraduates at John Jay College and Queens College in New York, then as a graduate instructor at Monmouth University, NJ before joining Kaplan University as a full-time online instructor.  She joined the full-time faculty at Chestnut Hill College in 2011, and since then, has taught a wide range of criminal justice courses and is regionally recognized for her innovative course designs

Educational Background: 
  •  Ph.D., Graduate Center of City University of New York  
  •  Masters from John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Courses Taught: 
  • Introductory courses in criminal justice
  • Masters level research courses
Scholarly Interests: 
  • Criminal victimization of non-verbal persons
  • Currently writing in the field of criminal profiling
Selected Publications: 
  • Criminal Victimization of the Deaf, 2007, LFB Scholarly