Megan Welsh, Ph.D.


Ph.D. Graduate Center of the City University of New York and John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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Monday 6:00-7:00pm Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm and by appt.

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Megan Welsh is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs. She teaches courses on research methods and the criminal justice system. Prior to coming to academia, Megan worked as a social worker in the fields of mental health and juvenile justice. Her primary research expertise is in prisoner reentry, with a focus on how changing criminal justice policies in California are affecting both former prisoners and front-line workers such as parole agents, probation officers, and police officers. Megan recently completed an ethnographic study of women’s experiences of rebuilding their lives after prison, which was funded by a National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship. She is currently working on a mixed-methods project investigating changes in misdemeanor arrest patterns over the past thirty years. Her work has appeared in Feminist Criminology and the Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare. She is receiving her Ph.D. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.