College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Criminal Justice
Degree ProgramB.S. Criminal Justice
Dr. McDonald received her Ph.D. in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, in 2006. She has been teaching criminal justice courses in the online college classroom for 12 years. Her research primarily focuses on community corrections, reentry, student philanthropy, and how people experience the criminal justice differently based on race, class, and gender. She also is the author of the book "Race, Gender, Class, and Criminal Justice: Examining Barriers to Justice" published in 2017 by Carolina Academic Press.