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Jessica Grosholz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Sarasota-Manatee Campus Chair, & MACJ Program Director 

Phone: (941) 359-4324
Office: USFSM - C248
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Dr. Jessica M. Grosholz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at USF on the Sarasota-Manatee campus. Dr. Grosholz earned her Ph.D. from Emory University in 2014. Her research centers on carceral studies, particularly in the areas of prison and reentry programming, recidivism, and health, as well as on white extremism, specifically the white power music scene. She is also a qualitative methodologist. Dr. Grosholz currently serves as an evaluation consultant for Selah Freedom, Inc.’s Office for Victims of Crime federal grant. Dr. Grosholz’s research has been published in significant outlets such as Crime & Delinquency, Criminal Justice & Behavior, Deviant Behavior, Feminist Criminology, Health & Justice, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and Race & Justice. She has received over $150,000 in grant support for her work.

Dr. Grosholz teaches undergraduate classes in criminological theory, research methods, prisoner reentry and recidivism, and miscarriages of justice. She also teaches graduate level courses in corrections and qualitative methodologies. Dr. Grosholz has received numerous awards for her work, including the 2019-2020 USF Outstanding Community-Engaged Teaching Award as well as the USF Sarasota-Manatee Student Government Association Outstanding Professor Award (2018) and the Faculty Senate Excellence in Community Engagement Award (2018).

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