Dr. McMahon-Howard is an Associate Professor and the Assistant Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology in 2009 from the University of Georgia with a concentration in Crime, Law, and Deviance. Since she has been at KSU, Dr. McMahon-Howard has taught courses in Criminology, Victimology, Sociology of Violence, Research Methods, Foundations of Criminal Justice, and Introduction to Sociology. Dr. McMahon-Howard’s current research focuses on criminal victimization, sex trafficking, violence against women, and legal change. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the American Association of University Women, the Verizon/Hopeline Domestic Violence Research Fellowship, and the Emory Center for Injury Control (ECIC). She has published her research in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including Law & Society Review, Criminal Justice & Behavior, The American Journal of Criminal Justice, Evaluation and Program Planning, Sociological Perspectives, Violence and Victims, and the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. In 2015, she was awarded a KSU Outstanding Early Career Faculty Award.