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Catherine D. Marcum Appalachian State University, USA

Catherine D. Marcum, Ph.D. is an associate professor of criminal justice at Appalachian State University and the Criminal Justice Curriculum Coordinator.  She graduated with a Ph.D. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2008.  Since that time, she has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, written and edited multiple books, and is extremely active in the discipline on a university, regional and national level.  She was recently awarded Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Southern Criminal Justice Association.  Her experience as a student and faculty member has given her insight into the needs and expectations of students, and more importantly the common misperceptions of the field by students studying criminal justice.