Dr. Kathleen Padilla joins faculty for Fall 2022

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Dr. Kathleen Padilla has been hired as an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice and Criminology and will begin in Fall 2022. She is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, where she received her PhD in Summer 2021. Kathleen’s research interests include police officer stress and mental health, police-community relationships, youth perceptions of the police, police officer perceptions, and qualitative methodology. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Experimental CriminologyJournal of Developmental and Life-Course CriminologyPsychology, Public Policy, and LawPolicing: A Journal of Policy and Practice; and Occupational Medicine.