Andrew S. Gladfelter (2016)
Andrew Gladfelter received his B.S. in Criminal Justice and M.S. in Administration of Justice from Shippensburg University and his Ph.D. in Criminology from The Pennsylvania State University. His dissertation examined the links between moving and victimization using three unique datasets: two samples totaling over 1,600 students at Penn State and a national housing experiment of 11,000 subjects that attempted to relocate poor urban minorities out of housing projects.
Professor Gladfelterâ€™s research examines a variety of topics broadly related to victimization, including the provision of victim services like restitution, the causes and consequences of hate crime, individualsâ€™ fear of crime, and the risk of criminal victimization and discrimination following residential moves. He has been involved in several local-, state-, and federally-funded grant projects related to this line of research. Currently, he is interested in the interplay between victimization and the well-being and adjustment of college students, with specific focus on student retention.