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Allison Cotton

Department: Criminal Justice and Criminology

Title: Professor

Expertise: Race and crime, Social causes of crime, The death penalty, Women and crime, Juvenile delinquency, Poverty and crime, Prison culture, Criminal justice and the media

Douglas Mpondi

Department: Africana Studies

Title: Chair and Associate Professor

Expertise: African politics, culture and education, Democratic transitions and development in Southern Africa, African political economy, African conflicts, Conflict resolutions in Africa

Mpondi, Douglas

Robert Preuhs

Department: Political Science

Title: Professor

Expertise: American politics, Public policy administration, State and local politics, Racial and ethnic politics, Research methodology

Darlene Sampson

Department: Social Work

Title: Clinical Field Faculty and Equity Specialist Coordinator, WEEAC

Expertise: Trauma, Issues related to children of color, Police and community interactions, Educational challenges, pedagogy and curriculum, Over suspension of children of color, School/community consultation-particularly with black/brown communities, Racial bullying, Diversity/equity/inclusivity, Mental Health, General social work

Sampson, Darlene
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