Criminal Justice Professor Honored with New Scholar Award
Dr. Emily Lenning, an assistant professor in Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) Department of Criminal Justice, has been presented the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Women & Crime (DWC) New Scholar Award. The award recognizes the achievements of scholars who show outstanding merit at the start of their careers. Outstanding merit may be based on a single book or work, including dissertation or a series of theoretical or research contributions to the area of women and crime. Eligibility includes scholars who held a Ph.D. for less than eight years.
DWC facilitates and promotes research and theory development, pedagogical strategies, and curricular enhancement that strengthen the links between gender, crime, and justice. DWC also recognizes the achievements of women as students and professional scholars in the study of criminology through its annual awards programs. To encourage networking and interaction among academics, researchers, practitioners, and students, DWC provides a variety of opportunities for professional and social interaction including: feminist theory and action workshops; specialty workshops and forums; numerous panels and presentations on gender, crime and justice; and an annual social.
Lenning earned her doctorate in sociology from Western Michigan University in 2008. Within the field of criminology, her research and publications focus on corporate and state crime, international law, the social construction of deviance, and media representations of crime and justice.
Before coming to FSU, Lenning taught at Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College, where she received several awards for outstanding teaching. She is actively involved in the academic community, serving as a member of the executive board for DWC.
FSU is the second-oldest public institution in North Carolina. A member of the University of North Carolina System, FSU has nearly 6,000 students and offers degrees in more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
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