Assistant Chair and Associate Professor
Ph.D., Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, 2007
M.A., Legal and Ethical Studies, University of Baltimore, 1997
B.A., Women’s Studies, Wesleyan University, 1992
Areas of Expertise
Ethics in Criminal Justice
Women and Crime
Sociology of Law
Jennifer Langdon is a scholar-practitioner of conflict resolution, specializing in
restorative justice and applications of mediation in the criminal justice system.
Her primary goal as a teacher is to help students connect theory to practice through
experiential learning and community involvement. Jen is a devoted community leader
herself. She is the co-founder and Board President of the Conflict Resolution Center of Baltimore County and a co-founder of the Circle for Restorative Initiatives for Maryland.
Jennifer has been teaching courses in the Criminal Justice concentration since Spring
of 2001, joining the department full-time in Spring of 2005. She earned a Ph.D. in
Conflict Analysis and Resolution in January 2007 from the Institute for Conflict Analysis
and Resolution (ICAR) at George Mason University.
Selected Publications and Presentations
- “Conferencing Serious Crimes,” chapter in Women Waging War and Peace (eds. S. Cheldelin and M. Eliatamby de Silva), Contiuum Press (pp.178-194), 2011.
- “Justice, Crime, and Peace Studies at Towson University,” presented at “Teaching Peace
in the 21st Century” at Kroc Institute for Peace Studies, Notre Dame University, South
Bend, IN, 2011.
- “Plagiarism as a Teaching Moment,” presented at the inaugural Towson SPARK, Towson
University, Towson, MD, 2011.
- “The Rondas Campesinas of Peru,” co-authored chapter in Zones of Peace (eds. L. Hancock and C. Mitchell), Kumarian Press (pp.91-104), 2007.
- “Public radio talk show hosts and social conflict: An analysis of roles during debates
and discussion,” co-authored article in Journal of Radio Studies (pp.266-286), 2006.
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