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Faculty Profile

Erin Grant

Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice/Legal Studies
School of Applied Studies
Benton Hall
Rm 201B
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
Illinois State University, Bachelor of Science
Texas State Univ San Marcos, Master of Science
Texas State Univ San Marcos, Doctor of Philosophy
Academic History
  • Assistant Professor, Washburn University 2013- present
  • Teacher on Record, Texas State University 2009-2013
  • CJ 400 A, Criminal Justice Research Meth
  • CJ 400 VA, Criminal Justice Research Meth
  • CJ 680 GVA, Seminar In Staff Development
Scholarly Interests/Activities

Interested in making research methods accessible to students and practitioners in the criminal justice field. Continue to encourage students to get involved in research with the potential to complete a WTE. Personal research includes: understanding the relationship between marginal employment and crime, the experiential learning involved in criminal justice research, and recruitment of criminal justice practitioners in the state of Kansas.

Service Interests/Activities
  • MCJ Faculty Coordinator
  • Member of faculty senate
  • WU 101 faculty
Career Accomplishments

C-TEL Certificate of Teaching and Learning 2014-2015

Recent Publications:

Jolicoeur, J. & Grant, E. (forthcoming). Form seeking function: An exploratory content analysis evaluation of the imagery contained in law enforcement agency police officer recruitment brochures. The Police Journal: Theory, Practice, and Principles.

Jolicoeur, J. & Grant, E. (Submitted and accepted August 2016). K.R. Kerley (Ed.) Religion in prison. (Forthcoming publication). 

Grant, E. (2016). The perceived relationship between gentlemen’s clubs, crime, and victimization. Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, 10 (1): 29 – 41. 

Grant, E., Dahl, P., & Bayens, G. (2016). Using ELVIS to measure experiential learning in criminal justice internships. Research in Higher Education Journal, 30: 1- 17.

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