"Dr. K" is a native of Washington state and was raised in Seattle. She moved to Arizona in 1986 with her two sons to attend graduate school in the School of Justice Studies at Arizona State University. She completed her Ph.D. in Justice Studies in 1996 and moved to Pittsburg, Kansas in 1997 to teach in the Social Sciences department and lead the design and development of the Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies. In addition to teaching, she enjoys yoga, gardening, reading, and hanging out at home.
Ph.D., Justice Studies, Arizona State University, Arizona, U.S.A., 1996
B.A., Philosophy and Sociology, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A., 1986
Serial KillersPrinciples of Justice StudiesPhilosophy of LawWomen, Crime, and JusticeEthics and Justice PolicySenior Seminar in Justice Issues
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Research InterestsMy research interests have included pedagogy of justice studies, serial homicide, gender and crime (specifically female offending), social and political change, jurisprudence, and crimes against humanity. My most recent work explores the phenomenon of collecting as it applies to serial killers.