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About Laura E. Agnich

Dr. Laura E. Agnich received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Virginia Tech. Her research focuses on school violence including bullying and school shootings, as well as sexual assault and intimate partner violence among college students. Her work has been published in journals such as the Journal of School Violence, Violence against Women, Deviant Behavior, Journal of Crime and Justice, the American Journal of Criminal Justice, and Children and Youth Services Review. Her current research projects focus on victimization and resilience among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) college students, the association between victimization and drug use, as well as intimate partner violence and sexual assault in rural contexts. Her overall research agenda has direct implications for improving responses to students’ victimization at multiple types of educational institutions. Her teaching interests include Research Methods; Data Analysis; Victimology; Quantitative Research Design; Conflict Resolution; Drugs and Society; and School Violence.


2017 - 2019 Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
2017 - 2019 Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
2012 - 2017 Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice and Criminology, Georgia Southern University
Affiliate (2014-2019), Georgia Southern University Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM

Curriculum Vitae



2013 Center for Online Learning Faculty Online Course Development Program
Georgia Southern University
Role: Principal Investigator
2011 Longwood Online Technology Institute
Longwood University
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2019 - Present Member, Homicide Research Working Group
2019 - Present Member, Strategic Enrollment Undergraduate Academics Team
2005 - Present Member, Alpha Kappa Delta, International Sociology Honor Society
2019 Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Threat Assessment and Management
2018 - 2019 Member, Board of Regents Criminal Justice Advisory Committee
2018 - 2019 Manuscript Reviewer, Criminal Justice Studies
2018 - 2019 Manuscript Reviewer, International Journal of Bullying Prevention
2017 - 2019 Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of School Violence
2015 - 2019 Manuscript Reviewer, Corrections: Policy, Practice, and Research
2018 Program Committee Member, Criminal Justice/Corrections/Penology, Mid-South Sociological Association
2018 Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice
2018 Chair, Promotion and Tenure Policy Committee
2017 - 2018 Member, Gender and Sexual Minorities Task Force for the LGBTQ+ Research and Resource Space Initiative
2013 - 2018 Member, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
2013 - 2017 Member, Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism
2015 Manuscript Reviewer, Criminal Justice Studies
2015 Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of School Violence
2014 - 2015 Member, Sociologists for Women in Society - South
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Honors and Awards

  • Nominee, Excellence in Diversity Award, Multicultural Student Center, Georgia Southern University (2017)
  • Nominee, Kathryn Grube Unsung Hero Award, Georgia Southern University (2017)
  • Nominee, Oustanding Advocate for First-Year Students, Georgia Southern University (2017)
  • Nominee, Outstanding Advisor Award, Georgia Southern University (2015)
  • Nominee, Award of Distinction in Teaching, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Georgia Southern University (2015)
  • Recognition for Excellence in Faculty Advising, Mock Mediation Club, Georgia Southern University (2015)
  • Nominee, Student Organization Advisor of the Year, Office of Student Leadership and Civil Engagement, Georgia Southern University (2015)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Outstanding Program Assessment Report Writer, Georgia Southern University (2014)
  • Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Studies, Longwood University (2012)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor of the Year, Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech (2010)


  • Seminar in Criminology – School Violence
  • Quantitative Research Design
  • Victimology (CRJU 3531)
  • Research Methods (CRJU 4231)
  • School Violence (CRJU 3536)
  • Equality, Crime, and Justice (CRJU 3733; Online)
  • Corrections (CRJU 3331; Online)
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice & Criminology (CRJU 1100)
  • Inside-Out Gender and Crime (CRJU 4192)
  • Crimes against Vulnerable Populations (CRJU 3353)


2011 Ph.D. in Sociology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
2007 M.S. in Sociology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
2005 B.S. in Sociology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Contact Information

P.O. Box 8105
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-8027
Office: Carroll Building - Room 1092


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Peer-Reviewed Publications (23)

Book Chapters (2)