Lakeland College has named Karin Tusinski Miofsky an assistant professor of criminal justice.
Tusinski Miofsky comes to Lakeland from the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Conn., where she has been an assistant professor in the criminal justice program since 2011. She previously worked as an assistant professor in the department of criminal justice and criminology at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Mass., for three years.
Her doctoral dissertation is entitled "The Causes and Consequences of Bullying," and she has done research on cyber bullying and gangs. She is the author and co-author of numerous articles, reports and presentations on a wide range of criminal justice topics, with her most recent research investigating the perceptions and consequences of teen "sexting" within local communities.
Tusinski Miofsky received both a doctorate and master's degree in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a bachelor's in psychology and criminal justice from St. Louis University.