Faculty Profile

Danielle Lavin-Loucks, Assistant Professor

College of Arts & Sciences, Rm. 331
219-464-5004
Danielle.Lavin-Loucks@valpo.edu


Education

Ph.D. - Indiana University-Bloomington, 2002
M.A. - Indiana University-Bloomington, 1998
B.A. - University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1996

Courses Taught

Crime Types
Criminological Theory
Homicide and capital Punishment
Introduction to Sociology
Media and Crime
Medical Sociology
Penology
Police and Society
Sociology of Law
The Criminal Justice System
Qualitative Criminology

Research Interests

Education

Parole and Reentry

Media and Crime

Penology/Corrections

Popular Culture

Discourse

Publications

  • An Overview of Conversation Analysis, Encyclopedia of Social Measurement. California: Academic Press, 2004 
  • Standardization vs. Rapport: Respondent laughter and Interviewer Reaction During Telephone Surveys, American Sociological Review 66 (3):453-479., 2001  (Douglas W. Maynard)

Books

  • "Racial Profiling." Race and Racism in the United States: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic.
    - C. Gallagher and C.D. Lippard (Eds.) Greenwood Publishing Forthcoming
  • Seussiology
    -  Teaching Resources and Innovations Library. American Sociological Association. 2012
  • Prisoner Reentry and Transition in Dallas, Texas.
    - Taylor Greene, Helen, Katie Polzer Williams Review, 1, 37-62. 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • Faculty Co-sponsor, Alpha Kappa Delta
  • Faculty Sponsor, Criminology Club
  • Internship Director for Department of Sociology and Criminology