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Nancy Hirschinger Blank PhD


  • PhD Criminal Justice 2003

    Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Newark (NJ)

  • CJ 210 Criminal Courts

  • CJ 235 Race/Ethnicity, Class, Crime, and Justice

  • CJ 392 Pre-Internship Professional Development Seminar

  • CJ 606 Stratification and Justice

  • CJ 607 Critical Issues in Criminal Justice

My research interests include the impact of experiential (e.g. service-learning, diversity) learning on university student outcomes, the development and assessment of literacy programs for youthful offenders, and mental health among justice-involved female youth.

Selected Awards

  • Clarence R. Moll Professor of the Year Award, 2008

Selected Publications

  • Hirschinger-Blank, N.B., Forke, C.M., Kenyon, A., Myers, R.K., Zhang, X., & Schwarz, D.F. (2014). A feasibility study of child maltreatment among justice-involved girls. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 1–26.

  • Blank-Hirschinger, N., Simons, L., Finley, L., Cleary, J., & Thoerig, M. (2012). A pilot study of a criminal justice service-learning course: The value of a multicultural approach. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 25(1), 14–28.

  • Hirschinger-Blank, N.B., Simons, L., & Kenyon, A. (2009). An evaluation of a service-learning model for criminal justice undergraduate students. Journal of Experiential Education, 32(1), 61–78.

American Society of Criminology (ASC), Eastern Sociology Society (ESS)