Dr. Deshonna Collier-Goubil
Dr. Collier-Goubil, is the Interim Dean for the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences at Azusa Pacific University. She has a holistic perspective of the criminal justice system, those who interact the system (victims, offenders, communities), and the challenges the criminal justice system faces in today’s rapidly changing climate. Collier encourages her students to think critically and ethically about the criminal justice system, challenging them to study the system from differing perspectives while maintaining a core principle of integrating their faith with their career goals. Her research interests include race and crime, gender and crime, and prisoner re-entry. She has a PhD from Howard University in Sociology with a Concentration in Criminology, Race, Class, & Gender Relations. Her Dissertation is titled: “A Spatial Analysis of the Effects of Neighborhood Deprivation and Foreclosures on Domestic Violence” She has also served as a fellow for the National Institute of Justice and the College Board as a Social Justice Fellow. She is a co-editor of the book, Power Women: Stories of Motherhood, Faith, and the Academy.