Porche' Whitby Okafor

Assistant Professor

Reilly Hall 404
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214


(315) 445-4472



Dr. Whitby Okafor (Ph.D. 2021; Florida State University) is an Assistant Professor of Criminology in the Department of Anthropology, Criminology, and Sociology at Le Moyne College. Her research interests include race/ethnicity and other social factors, courts and sentencing, and social control. Particularly, her current work seeks to address the inattention of analyzing the intersection of individual-level characteristics across racial and ethnic contexts and how these effects contribute to sentencing disparities. Dr. Whitby Okafor was recently recognized for her distinguished contributions to student learning through excellence in instruction (e.g., 2020-2021 Outstanding Teaching and Teaching Assistant Award recipient).