Department of Sociology and Criminology Welcomes New Faculty

The Department of Sociology and Criminology is pleased to welcome Professors Jacob Day and Jennifer Vanderminden. They will begin in their new positions in the Fall of 2014.


Jacob Day


Jacob (Jake) Day joins us from Appalachian State University in Boone as an assistant professor of criminology. In 2012, Day received his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in sociology. He brings with him a variety of research experience and interest focusing on criminal and juvenile justice, quantitative research methods and social stratification.




Jennifer Vanderminden



Jennifer Vanderminden earned her Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire in 2013, focusing on maltreatment across childhood. Vanderminden has previous teaching experience while spending the last year working as a research scientist at the Crimes against Children Research Center at UNH. She will join our department as an assistant professor of sociology and her past teaching interests include introduction to sociology, research methods and statistics.



The Department of Sociology and Criminology look forward to getting to know our new faculty members and we are very excited to have them here at UNCW!


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