The College of Behavioral and Social Studies is pleased to welcome Professor Jean McGloin as the new Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. She will begin her new role on July 1.
“I am very excited to join the Dean’s Office in this new role. These are challenging times, but they offer important opportunities to re-commit to the importance of research and graduate education in the college,” Professor McGloin said. “I am deeply invested in supporting BSOS’ research excellence and our graduate student body.”
Professor McGloin joined the faculty of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJS) in 2004. She has served as the Director of the CCJS Undergraduate Honors Program and, from 2014 to 2017, was the department’s associate chair. She also is the BSOS ADVANCE Professor, as well as Editor of the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.
“As an exemplary teacher, mentor, researcher, ADVANCE Fellow, and former associate chair in her department, Jean has demonstrated strong leadership qualities, as well as a deep awareness of and concern for broad-ranging issues that face all members of the BSOS community,” Dean Greg Ball said. “Her dedication to supporting and encouraging all of our faculty members, students and staff in their pursuit of research and academic opportunities will make her an effective and collaborative associate dean for research and graduate education.”
Professor McGloin’s research interests include peer influence, co-offending, and collective behavior. Among her many sponsored research projects is a nearly $500,000 award from the National Institute of Justice, “Decision Making Among Adult Offenders and Non-Offenders.”
In addition to authoring numerous journal articles and book chapters, Professor McGloin is the editor (with Christopher Sullivan and Leslie Kennedy) of “When Crime Appears: The Role of Emergence” (Routledge, 2012).
Among numerous roles of service and awards, Professor McGloin is a Rutgers University 250th Anniversary Fellow; a UMD ADVANCE Leadership Fellow; a two-time recipient of the BSOS Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship Award; and a Merrill Presidential Scholar Mentor. She is also currently serving an Executive Counselor on the Board of the American Society of Criminology.
She earned her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University in 2004, where her dissertation focused on street gangs in Newark, New Jersey. She also holds an M.A. from Rutgers, as well as an A.B. from Bryn Mawr College.