Dr. Kimberly Houser
Office: Old Main 355
Office phone: (610) 683-4236
Dr. Kimberly Houser received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Temple University in 2011. She has taught a variety of courses including Community Corrections, Environmental Criminology, Criminal Behavior, Statistics, Violence, Crime and Justice, and Corrections. Dr. Houser has been involved in several research projects funded through the National Institute of Justice and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Currently, she is involved in the Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Study examining the implementation of evidence based practices in criminal justice settings. Dr. Houser is also involved in evaluating prisoner re-entry programs for female prisoners with dual disorders in the State of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Houser's research interests include: substance use and mental illness in the adult offender population, community aftercare, prison based drug treatment and therapeutic engagement. She has published several articles in peer reviewed journals including Justice Quarterly, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Health Economics, and the Prison Journal. Dr. Houser has presented several papers at national and regional conferences and will be discussing her research in an upcoming conference regarding new directions in correctional research.