Kathryn M. Elvey

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

BA, University of Mary Washington
MA, Wake Forest University
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
Email: kmelvey@plymouth.edu

Office: Mary Lyon Hall, room 034C
Phone: (603) 535-2438

Spring Office hours:
Monday & Wednesday 8:30am – 9:30am
Friday 8:00am – 9:00am
or by appointment


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 1020     Criminal Justice in Action
CJ 2075     Corrections
CJ 3155     Society, Ethics & The Law
CJ 3515     Women and Crime
CJ 4805     Criminal Justice Seminar
IS 1111     First-Year Seminar: Critical Thinking
IS 3755     Exploring the History of Punishment