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Michelle Bolger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Michelle (Coyne) Bolger received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Bolger worked as a case manager at a men's community residential facility outside of Cincinnati. Her research and teaching interests broadly focus on quantitative analyses surrounding criminological perspectives and predicting behavioral outcomes.

She has recently branched out to publish and conduct research involving citizen fear of crime and satisfaction with the police, and other criminal justice policy issues. Dr. Bolger facilitates and supervises the student-run group, the Criminal Justice Association, and she is a DeSales representative for the Executive Board of the Lehigh Valley Research Consortium. She teaches Criminology and Research Methods at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, along with undergraduate Corrections and Community Corrections courses.