Kathryn M. Elvey

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

BA, University of Mary Washington; MA, Wake Forest University; PhD, ABD, University of Cincinnati
Email: kmelvey@plymouth.edu

Office: Hyde Hall 342
Phone: (603) 535-2438

Fall office hours:
Monday & Wednesday 11:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 12:00pm  or by appointment
*Note: some of the above hours may be held in Belknap Hall. Please email Dr. Elvey to inquire.


About Professor Elvey

Kathryn Elvey joined PSU’s Criminal Justice Department in the Fall 0f 2016 an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice.  She received her BA in Political Science and Religion at University of Mary Washington and her MA in religion from Wake Forest University. She then went on to receive her PhD in Criminal Justice from University of Cincinnati. Her research interests include drug-related crime, theory of crime, and violent crime and victimization, especially among college students.

Selected publications/presentations/exhibitions

  • Solimine, Michael & Kathryn Elvey (2015). Federalism, Federal Courts, and Victims’ Rights. Catholic University Law Review 64, 4.
  • Elvey, Kathryn & Jeffery Clutter (2014). Costs of crime: Issues in measurement. In Jay Albanese (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. NY: Wiley- Blackwell.
  • Elvey, Kathryn (2015, November). Victimization of students as a threat to universities: A look at tort liability for universities in stalking cases. Presented at the American Society of Criminology Meeting, Washington DC.

Courses Taught

CJ 1010     The Criminal Justice System
CJ 3150     Society, Ethics & The Law
IS 1111     First-Year Seminar: Critical Thinking
IS 3755     Exploring the History of Punishment