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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. In addition to maintaining an active research agenda, Dr. Agnich is the faculty advisor for Georgia Southern’s Mock Mediation Club and has been an active member of the planning committee for an annual fundraiser for the Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center since she arrived at Georgia Southern University in 2012.

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; and School Violence.

Positions

2017 - Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of
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2014 - Present Affiliate, Georgia Southern University Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education
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Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Criminal Justice and Criminology, Department of
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2012 - 2017 Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Georgia Southern University
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Curriculum Vitae


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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)

Courses

  • 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)

Education

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2011 Ph.D. in Sociology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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2007 M.S. in Sociology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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2005 B.S. in Sociology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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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 (21)

Book Chapters (2)

Book Review (1)

Encyclopedia Articles (3)