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Dr. Whiteley Shares Research and Documentary with DOC Secretary

Dr. Kathryn Whiteley, chair of the Department of Social Science and associate professor of criminal justice, met with Pennsylvania’s Correction Secretary John Wetzel and other senior Department of Corrections (DOC) administrators in December at the DOC’s headquarters in Mechanicsburg. Whiteley discussed her research about women incarcerated for life and life without parole. She also previewed her documentary, “Until We Have Faces,” and participated in a Q&A session with the DOC leadership afterward.

 

Dr. Whiteley Previews Her Documentary in Atlanta

Dr. Kathryn Whiteley, chair of the Department of Social Science and associate professor of criminal justice, previewed her recently released documentary, “Until We Have Faces,” in Atlanta, Ga., this past December. Whiteley, who also held a Q&A session afterward, shared her “portrait that looks through the eyes of women incarcerated” during the Association for Justice-Involved Females and Organizations national conference.

Dr. Whiteley and Kaitlyn Coulter ’20 Present in San Francisco

Dr. Kathryn Whiteley, co-chair of social sciences and associate professor of criminal justice, and Kaitlyn Coulter ’20, a psychology major with a criminal justice minor, attended and presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference in San Francisco, Calif., last week. The duo presented their research, Characteristics of Female Sexual Offenders in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kristofer “Bret” Bucklen, director of the Pennsylvania Department of Correction’s Bureau of Planning, Research, and Statistics, a colleague of Whiteley’s, attended the session. The trip was made possible by a Student-Faculty Award from the Edward H. Arnold and Jeanne Donlevy Arnold Program for Experiential Education

Dr. Whiteley Produces “Until We Have Faces”

Dr. Kathryn Whiteley, co-chair of social sciences and associate professor of criminal justice, served as producer for “Until We Have Faces,” a poetic documentary exploring death & lives in five acts. With director/producer Nathan Skulstad, Whiteley created “an intimate portrait of the inner lives of women incarcerated for life in the Muncy State Prison in Pennsylvania. Women and staff at the State Correctional Institution, Muncy, Aug. 12.

Dr. Whiteley Published in Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health

Dr. Kathryn M. Whiteley, co-chair of social sciences and associate professor of criminal justice, co-authored “Streams in the desert: exploring religion and spirituality among incarcerated women with lengthy sentences” in the Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health. Her co-author, Edward C. Polson, is an assistant professor in the Baylor University Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.

Dr. Whiteley Pens Piece on Relationship with Netflix Series “Pizza Bomber”

Dr. Kathryn M. Whiteley, associate professor of criminal justice and sociology, wrote an article regarding her relationship with Marjorie Diehl Armstrong that was picked up by several international outlets, including ABC in Australia and MSN in New Zealand. Whiteley, who is a criminologist and Pennsylvania Prison Society Official Visitor, visits women serving long or life sentences, wrote about Armstrong, who “identified herself as the ‘Pizza Bomber’ who’d been wrongly accused over a botched robbery in Erie, Pennsylvania in 2003 that ended in the death of a pizza delivery man who was wearing a bomb around his neck.”