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  • Alison Marganski

    Associate Professor

    Reilly Hall 420
    Le Moyne College
    1419 Salt Springs Road
    Syracuse, NY 13214


    (315) 445-5462


    Sabbatical Leave, Fall 2019

    Dr. Alison Marganski (Ph.D. 2010; Rutgers University) is associate professor and director of criminology in the Department of Anthropology, Criminology, & Sociology. Her background includes quantitative and qualitative research, and she has experience working with victims, offenders, and justice-related services (e.g. local sexual/domestic violence agencies, community reintegration centers for offenders, etc.). Alison's research primarily focuses on interpersonal violence. Her current work examines the co-occurrence and consequences of intimate partner cyber aggression (i.e., online harassment, cyberstalking, and other electronic transgressions) and in-person experiences of intimate partner violence (i.e., psychological, physical, and sexual violence). She is also interested in trauma recovery and factors that promote resilience. Additionally, Alison is working on a project relating to violence against women and mass murder events. Her work appears in places such as Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Violence & Victims, Journal of Clinical Psychology, Journal of Cyber Criminology, and International Criminal Justice Review. Recently, she was elected as Vice President for the Association for Applied & Clinical Sociology (2018 – 2020), an organization committed to increasing knowledge of social behavior and creating positive social change. Alison has engaged in various applied projects with community partners and she has taught numerous courses including but not limited to: Criminological Theory, Family Violence, Victimology, Extreme Murder, and Gender and Crime, all of which integrate experiential learning opportunities for students. She has been recognized for her research (e.g., selected in a global competition by the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Women & Crime to present her research on technology and intimate partner violence to the United Nations – UN Women; 2018 & 2017 Center for Urban & Regional Applied Research Fellow; 2012 VFIC Mednick Memorial Fellow), teaching (e.g., American Society of Criminology's Division of Victimology 2014 Faculty Teacher of the Year), and service (e.g. VWC’s 2015 Service & Community Engagement Award), and was selected as a Finalist for the 2016 State Council of Higher Education for Virginia's Outstanding Faculty Awards (Rising Star).

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