Mary Brewster, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Criminal Justice
  • Graduate Student Coordinator
  • Rutgers University, Ph.D. Criminal Justice
  • Fordham University, M.A. Sociology

Before joining the faculty of West Chester University, Dr. Brewster taught at Hartwick College, the State University of New York-Morrisville, and Kutztown University. She has taught in the graduate and undergraduate criminal justice programs since 1993, and serves as the coordinator of the M.S. Criminal Justice Program. Dr. Brewster has authored several articles in journals such as Criminal Justice Policy Review, Journal of Family Violence, Journal of Drug Issues, Violence and Victims, Prison Journal, and Women and Criminal Justice. Additionally, she has authored dozens of book reviews, research reviews, encyclopedia entries, book chapters, and has been a contributing editor of Criminal Justice Research Review, associate editor of a forthcoming criminal justice encyclopedia, editor of the book Stalking: Psychology, Risk Factors, Interventions, and Law, co-editor of a forthcoming book related to animal cruelty, and a reviewer for several scholarly journals. Dr. Brewster has presented numerous papers at regional and national conferences and has served as a trainer for the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA). Dr. Brewster works with various community agencies, and has evaluated drug court, mental health court, alcohol prevention, community policing, and other programs in the region. She has served as Principal Investigator on a National Institute of Justice grant and has worked on numerous other grant-supported research projects.

Research Interests: domestic violence and stalking, corrections, specialized courts, and drug and alcohol prevention

Courses Taught: Research Methods, Criminological Theory, Victimology, Violent Crime, Corrections, Proseminar