Nadine Connell, PhD

Associate Professor of Criminology
Ph.D Advisor for Criminology
Director, Center for Crime and Justice Studies

GR 3.520
[email protected]
Curriculum Vitae

Nadine M. Connell joined the Criminology Program as an Assistant Professor in 2011. Prior to arriving at UT Dallas, she was an Assistant Professor of Law and Justice Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. Dr. Connell received her doctorate degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland at College Park in 2006. She received her Master's Degree in Criminal Justice and her Bachelor's Degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Connell's research focuses on preventing juvenile delinquency and decreasing crime and substance use in school based settings. She has been involved in several large scale evaluations of evidence based programming, including the first experimental evaluation of an after-school program in Baltimore County, Maryland and a state wide evaluation of social norms programs in New Jersey. She has been published in many peer reviewed journals, including Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, Deviant Behavior, and Victims and Offenders. Her work on understanding and preventing bulling has been featured in USA Today and on the KERA program Think with Krys Boyd. Dr. Connell currently receives funding from the Criminal Justice Division of the Office of the Governor to offer decision making workshops to at-risk middle school students to promote school engagement and academic achievement, and decrease substance use.

Dr. Connell is also active in professional service to the discipline. She is on the editorial board of Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice and is the current 2nd Vice President of the Southwest Association of Criminal Justice.

In her spare time, Dr. Connell is attempting to run 50 marathons in 50 states (it's going to take a while!) and loves to travel. Recent trips include a visit to Israel as a fellow with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and time spent in Brisbane, Australia at a fellow with the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University.