Monica Solinas-Saunders, Ph.D.
Monica Solinas-Saunders is an Assistant Professor of Public Affairs in the College of Health and Human Services. Monica joined the faculty of Indiana University Northwest in the Fall of 2011 after completing a Ph.D. in Sociology/Criminology at the University of Pittsburgh and a post-doc at Purdue University. She teaches Research Methodologies in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. In addition, she offers a course of Epidemiology online every Fall semester and teaches Corrections most semesters. Monica also teaches a course in a female correctional facility with a combined group of IUN students and students from the facility; this course follows the model of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, an Internationally acclaimed program founded in Philadelphia in the mid-90s. Her research focuses on issues of incarceration, offender reentry, and interpersonal violence. Her most recent publications appeared in Victims & Offenders, The Prison Journal, and Critical Sociology.