Stephanie L Kent, PhD
 Title: Professor
 Dept: Criminology and Sociology
 Office: UR 360
 Phone: 216-687-5387
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. UR 360, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Police use of Force Police Strength Capital Punishment, Wrongful Convictions Policing Immigrants
Ph.D., Sociology, The Ohio State University, 2005
Brief Bio:
Joined CSU faculty in 2007
Research Interests:
Crime, Social Control, Political Sociology.
Teaching Areas:
Crime, Delinquency, Criminal Justice, Research Methods, Sociology of Law
Professional Affiliations:
American Sociological Association Professional Organization
Section on Law and Society
Section on Crime

American Society of Criminology Professional Organization

Society for the Study of Social Problems

Affiliate, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law: Center for Law, Policy and Social Science.

Affiliate, Ohio State University Center for Criminal Justice Research.

Sociologists for Women in Society
University Service:

Cleveland State University, Department of Sociology
Chair, Undergraduate Committee 2010-2014
Department Secretary 2007-2009
Undergraduate Director/Faculty Adviser for all SOC/CRIM students:
Search Committee Chair, tenure track 2012
Search Committee Member, tenure track 2015-16
Peer Teaching Evaluation Coordinator 2015-present
Member, PRC for Miyuki Tedor 2013-2015
Member, PRC for Wendy Regoeczi 2015
Chair, PRC for Valerie Wright 2015-present
Member, PRC for Michael Skladany 2016-present
Member, Committee on Professional Leaves             2015-present


Chair, Faculty Affairs Committee 2009-2010; 2011-2012
Member, Faculty Affairs Committee 2010-2011; 2012-2013
Member, Budget and Planning 2013-2014
Member, Curriculum Committee 2015-2017
Member, Professional Leaves Committee 2017-present
Internal Review Representative, External Program Review of the Department of Philosophy and Comparative Religion, 2016.


Cleveland State University
Member, Student Life Committee 2008-2010
Member, Faculty Senate 2013-2014

CSU Student Life Department Faculty Friend, 2010-2011.

Faculty Advisor: Sigma Alpha Pi: The National Society of Leadership and Success at CSU. 2010-2011

Faculty Freshmen Advisor, 2011-present, Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Programs: Advising new students during summer orientations.
Professional Service:
Session Chair.  Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, November, 2015.

Session Chair.  Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, November, 2006.

Independent Manuscript Reviewer for various Sociology and Criminology journals

2010-2014: American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, Social Problems, Homicide Studies, Criminology, Criminal Justice Review, International Criminal Justice Review, European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, Social Science Research, Social Science Quarterly, Sociological Inquiry, Policing, Economics and Politics.

2015-17: Criminal Justice Studies, Social Science Research, International Migration Review, Justice Quarterly, Social Problems, American Journal of Sociology, International Criminal Justice Review, Sociological Inquiry, Criminology, Crime and Delinquency, Criminal Justice Review.

Mentor: American Society of Criminology Mentoring Program for Students, 2009-2014.
Research Grants:
Regoeczi, Wendy, Stephanie Kent, William Bowen and Ronnie Dunn.  Examining the Impact of Race on the Processing of Criminal Cases in Cuyahoga County.  From Cuyahoga County Prosecutor┬┐s Office.  2010.  $60,000.