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Criminal Justice

Dr. Mary Brewster

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Criminal Justice

Dean's Office

Business and Public Management Center
Third Floor
50 Sharpless Street
West Chester, PA 19383



Name: Dr. Anthony "Tony" R. Wheeler
Position: Dean

Name: Dr. Lori Fuller
Position: Associate Dean (Interim)

Name: Kathy Koval
Position: Assistant Dean, Director of Business and Public Management Programs

Name: Cindy Cheyney
Position: Assistant Dean

Name: Laurie Christie
Position: Administrative Assistant to the Dean

Name: Paige Carey
Position: Receptionist

Dr. Mary Brewster

  • Title: Professor; Department Chair
  • Location: 508 BPM Center
  • Email:
  • Phone: 610-436-2630


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 graduate criminal justice program at WCU. Dr. Brewster has also 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. Her research interests include: domestic violence and stalking, corrections, specialized courts, and drug and alcohol prevention. 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, and 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.


  • M.A., Fordham University
  • Ph.D. Rutgers University
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