Dr. Link joined the KSU faculty in Fall 2011. She holds a law degree from Germany (1999) and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Georgia (2006).
Dr. Link’s research broadly focuses on vulnerable populations. She is currently conducting research on indigent offenders, reentry and prison education. Her peer-reviewed articles have appeared in Gender and Education, the Contemporary Journal of Anthropology and Sociology, the European Journal of Criminology, the Journal of Substance Use Treatment, the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, the Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, and the Journal of Drug Education.
Dr. Link teaches Juvenile Delinquency, Drugs and Society, the Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice, Foundations in Criminal Justice, as well as Master level courses in Comparative Criminal Justice and Criminological Theory. She recently started the Inside Out Prison Exchange Program at KSU and is the Director of the Education Abroad Program to the Netherlands and Germany.
She is actively involved in the community, having served as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Reforming Arts (http://www.reformingarts.org), a non-profit organization formed to provide arts and humanities education in Georgia prisons, as well as the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition.