Robertson named leading criminology scholar


Angela A. Robertson

A Mississippi State research professor is being recognized as a prolific national female scholar in criminology by the Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

Angela A. Robertson, interim director of the university's Social Science Research Center, is cited in a new article titled "The most prolific female scholars in elite criminology and criminal justice journals, 2000-2010."

The ranking is based on when the individuals completed their doctoral degree. Robertson, a 2003 MSU doctoral graduate in sociology, is 26th on a list of 59 with three or more articles published in eight professional journals.

In addition to articles included in selected journals, being the sole or lead author was required for inclusion on the list. Of the 17 articles Robertson published 2000-10, she was lead author on 10.

Robertson also holds a master's degree in clinical psychology from East Carolina University. Her research focuses on offender health and behavior interventions with offenders.

She is an adjunct professor in MSU's sociology department, as well as the research and development coordinator for the Mississippi Alcohol Safety Education Program.

Located in the Thad Cochran Research Park adjacent to campus, the nationally recognized Social Science Research Center works to address social problems and research issues, train students in research methods and contribute to the scholarly enterprise of the land-grant institution at which it was established in 1950.

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Margaret Kovar | Public Affairs

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