Laura Dugan
Associate Professor
Dugan
2131 LeFrak Hall
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Email:
ldugan@umd.edu

Dr. Laura Dugan is Director of Graduate Studies and an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. She received her Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management in 1999 from the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University. She also has a Masters of Science in Statistics and one in Public Management and Policy also from Carnegie Mellon. She is a member of the National Center for the Study of Terrorism and the Response to Terrorism.

 

In her work, Laura examines the causes and consequences of violence. She is especially interested in estimating the effects of interventions or policies designed to reduce violence, both criminal and terrorist violence. She also designs methodological strategies to overcome data limitations inherent in the social sciences. Her publications appear in journals such as the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Criminology, the American Sociological Review, Law and Society Review, as well as Terrorism and Political Violence, and the Journal of Peace Research.

Areas of Interest:
  • Causes and Consequences of Violence, Violence Prevention, Terrorism, Intimate Partner Violence, Victimization, Quantitative Advances in Methodology, Gender and Crime, Public Policy

Degrees

MS Carnegie Mellon University, Statistics
Ph.D Carnegie Mellon University, Public Policy and Management
MS Carnegie Mellon University, Public Management and Policy
BFA Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Applied Media Arts
Course Name Course Title Syllabus
BSOS388B Behavioral and Social Sciences Special Topics: Innovation and Terrorist Tactics
CCJS200 Introduction to Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice
CCJS300 Criminological and Criminal Justice Research Methods
CCJS620 Fundamentals of Criminological Research
CCJS621 General Linear Models in Criminal Justice Research

Chair of the American Society of Criminology's National Policy Committee

Executive Counselor to the American Society of Criminology

Chair of the Law and Justice Statistics Committee of the American Statistical Association

Director of Graduate Studies

Chair of the Awards Committee

Lots of other things