Social Sciences Faculty

Jenifer Lee-Gonyea

Associate Professor of Criminology


PhD, Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
MS, Criminal Justice, Marshall University
BA, Psychology, West Virginia University

Office: Whittaker Hall, Room 003
Office Hours: T: 11:45 am-12:15 pm; W: 10:30 am-12:30 pm; TH: 11:45 am-12:15 pm
Phone: 845-569-3322


Introduction to Criminology
Victims of Crime


Jenifer Lee-Gonyea's recent research has focused on Restorative Justice and the Criminology/Criminal Justice Curriculum, as well as focusing on the faculty who teach Restorative Justice Courses. Recent publications have focused in the area of sex work and, in 2014, a chapter will appear in an edited book related to the international history of sex work.

She has been asked to join the advisory board of the Catholic Dominican Institute (CDI) on campus for the upcoming academic year and would like to work with students interested in issues related Restorative Justice and Social Justice.

She is a member of the American Society of Criminology and will be joining the American Sociological Association in the near future.

Research Interests

  • Sex Work
  • Society’s Response to Sex Work and Sex Workers
  • Hate Crimes
  • Criminology/Criminal Justice Education
  • Media and Crime/Deviance
  • Restorative Justice

Publications in

  • International Journal of Cultural Studies
  • Deviant Behavior
  • Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice
  • International Journal of Crime, Criminal Justice, and Criminal Law

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Criminology
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences


Orange County Department of Social Services grant exploring the causes and correlates of homelessness in Orange County.

Current Research Projects

  • Developing a scale of attitudes toward prostitution
  • Researching role of Restorative Justice in Criminology and Criminal Justice Programs
  • Study on the views of feminists and/or women’s studies scholars and students regarding aspects of prostitution
  • Influence of media on attitudes of prostitution

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