Corey Whichard

Corey  Whichard
518 Oswald Tower
University Park , PA 16802

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, Summer 2018 (expected) - Criminology
  2. M.A. The Pennsylvania State University, 2014 - Criminology
  3. B.S. The University of Houston, 2009 - Sociology (Major) and Creative Writing (Minor)


Corey's dissertation draws on primary data collected from a sample of inmates in two state prisons (n = 125) to prospectively examine how the incarceration experience relates to the reintegration process during the first several months after prison release. The project focuses on within-individual continuity and change in inmate social relationships during incarceration and community re-entry. To this end, the dissertation leverages narrative accounts and egocentric network data collected in prison and after release to directly measure the (dynamic) structure and content of inmate social relationships.

Dissertation Chair(s):

Derek A. Kreager

Research Interests:

Criminology, Social Network Analysis, Prisoner Re-Entry, Life-Course Studies