Assistant Professor of the Practice
Jenifer is an assistant professor of sociology at Duke University. Her research focuses on how early life experiences shape people’s pathways through adulthood and the role this places in perpetuating socioeconomic inequalities. She has published and presented findings on health, education, and criminal justice processes.
For 19 years, Jenifer has taught courses on health and crime. She views teaching as a privileged opportunity for professors to inspire and empower students. Her goal is for students to walk out of her classrooms different from before she practiced the craft of teaching. Keeping abreast of new teaching methods and technological advances is key to reaching that goal. As a LAMP fellow, Jenifer will learn how to use new media to enhance students’ learning, retention, evaluation, and communication skills in a course on criminological theories. She will develop assignments that require students to create products that use theories to explain criminal behavior through text, images, and video.