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Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology Mary Stohr

Stohr, MaryProfessor
Johnson Tower 716, WSU Pullman
Curriculum Vitae




Ph.D. Political Science, 1990, Washington State University

M.A. Criminal Justice, 1987, Washington State University

B.A. Criminal Justice, 1983, Washington State University

B.A. Political Science, 1983, Washington State University


Mary K. Stohr, Ph.D., joined the faculty in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University. She earned her PhD in political science, with specializations in criminal justice and public administration, from Washington State University in 1990. Previously she worked at Missouri State, Boise State and at New Mexico State Universities for a total of 23 years. She served a term as chair at BSU. Before academe she worked in an adult male prison in Washington state as a correctional officer (for less than a year) and as a correctional counselor (for about two years). Stohr has published over 80 academic works of one sort or another, including six books and almost forty articles, in the areas of correctional organizations and operation, correctional personnel, inmate needs and assessment, green criminology, program evaluation, gender, and victimization. She is a past two-term treasurer for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, received the Academy’s Founders Award in 2009, is a co-founder of the Corrections Section of ACJS, a founding member of the Minorities and Women’s Section of ACJS  and is currently ACJS’s Executive Director.

Courses Taught

Institutional corrections, corrections

Research Interests

Correctional organizations; Inmate needs and assessments; Program evaluation; Green criminology.