Mary K. Stohr Washington State University, USA
Mary K. Stohr is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University. She received a PhD (1990) in political science from Washington State University, with specializations in criminal justice and public administration. Many moons ago, and before she earned her graduate degrees, she worked as a correctional officer and then as a counselor in an adult male prison in Washington State. Professor Stohr has published more than 100 academic works in the areas of correctional organizations and operation, correctional personnel, inmate needs and assessment, program evaluation, gender, policing, victimization, and drug policy outcomes. Books coauthored with others include The American Prison (with Cullen and Jonson); Corrections: The Essentials (with Walsh); Correctional Assessment, Casework and Counseling (with Walsh); Corrections: A Text Reader (with Walsh and Hemmens); Criminal Justice Management: Theory and Practice in Justice-Centered Organizations (with Collins); and The Prison Experience (with Hemmens). She was the executive director of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) for 5 years, received the Fellows Award from ACJS in 2018, received the Founders Award in 2009, and is a cofounder of the Corrections and Minorities and Women Sections of ACJS.