UNCG Campus Weekly

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Dr. Saundra D. Westervelt

032013CampusPeople_WesterveltDr. Saundra D. Westervelt (Sociology) received the Margaret Lang Willis Outstanding Criminal Justice Educator Award last month from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Association. The award is given in recognition of Westervelt’s “outstanding contributions to criminal justice as an academic endeavor in North Carolina.” She has been teaching within the criminology concentration in Sociology’s BA and MA programs since 1997. She teaches courses including criminology, the sociology of law, and family violence. She recently introduced a course on miscarriages of justice that incorporates interview material from her research with 18 death row exonerees. It was among the first such classes taught at the undergraduate level in the U.S.