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Ms. Shavonne Arthurs

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    Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice

    Department: Sociology and Criminal Justice

    Office: Scotus Hall 204

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    About Ms. Shavonne Arthurs


    • B.S., Biology - Duquesne University
    • B.A., Psychology - Duquesne University
    • M.S., Forensic Science - Duquesne University
    • M.S., Psychology - Arizona State University
    • Ph.D. (ABD), Criminology - Indiana University of Pennsylvania


    Mrs. Shavonne Arthurs joins the full-time faculty at Saint Francis University after teaching as an adjunct during the spring semester of 2015. She has taught courses in psychology, statistics, criminology and criminal justice.

    She is currently a doctoral candidate (ABD) in Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation involves studying predictors of prescription drug misuse and abuse among college students. Other research interests include alcohol use and abuse, teaching excellence strategies, and jury decision-making.

    In 2012, she obtained her M.S. in Psychology from Arizona State University.  Her thesis is titled How the Expression of DNA Evidence Affects Jurors’ Interpretation of Probabilistic Fingerprint Evidence.  While at Arizona State, she worked on a juror research project funded by the Department of Justice. She earned an M.S. in Forensic Science from Duquesne University in 2008, along with a B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Biology in 2007.

    Along with her current faculty assignment at Saint Francis, Mrs. Arthurs is a teaching associate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, concentrating on areas of law and social control. She is an active member of the Pennsylvania Prison Society, Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the American Society of Criminology.