Faculty Profile

Dawn Jeglum Bartusch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

College of Arts & Sciences, Rm. 333

Curriculum Vitae


“I am delighted to be back at Valparaiso University, where I earned my undergraduate degree. I truly enjoy the opportunities for interaction and involvement with students that teaching here offers. My constant goal as a teacher is to challenge students’ taken-for-granted assumptions about the social world, and to encourage them to ‘think sociologically’ about the world and their places in it.”


Ph.D. - University of Wisconsin - Madison 1998
M.S. - University of Wisconsin - Madison 1989
B.A. - Valparaiso University 1987 (Sociology/Criminal Justice)


  • "Legal Cynicism and (Subcultural?) Tolerance of Deviance: The Neighborhood Context of Racial Differences.", Law and Society Review 32:777-804, 1998 
  • "Is Age Important? Testing a General Versus a Developmental Theory of Antisocial Behavior." with Donald R. Lynam, Terrie E. Moffitt, and Phil A. Silva, Criminology 35:13-48, 1997 
  • "Gender, Reflected Appraisals, and Labeling: A Cross-Group Test of an Interactionist Theory of Delinquency." with Ross L. Matsueda, Social Forces 75:145-176, 1996 
  • "Measuring Impulsivity and Examining Its Relationship to Delinquency." Journal of Abnormal Psychology " with White, Jennifer L., Terrie E. Moffitt, Avshalom Caspi., Journal of Abnormal Psychology 103:192-205, 1994 


  • Essentials of Delinquency: Integrating Theory and Research
    - Burfeind, James W Jones and Bartlett Publshers 2005