Independent Minds, Working Together
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Anne Nurse


Department/Affiliation: Sociology and Anthropology
Phone: 330-263-2462
Office Address: 012 Kauke Hall


  • B.A., California, Berkeley 1990
  • M.A., California, Davis 1993
  • Ph.D., California, Davis 1999

Courses Taught

  • SOCI 100: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 342: Social Statistics
  • SOAN 240: Research Methods
  • SOCI 213: Deviance and Criminology
  • First-Year Seminar

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • George Gund Foundation Research Grant
  • National Science Foundation Research Grant
  • Ford Foundation Research Grant
  • United States Department of Justice Research Grant
  • American Sociological Association
  • Editorial Board, Teaching Sociology 2007-2010

Publications (Selective)

  • "Locked Up, Locked Out: Young Men in Juvenile Justice System" (Vanderbilt University Press, 2010).
  • Reprint of: "Mask-Making: Incorporating Service Learning into Criminology and Deviance Courses," Teaching Sociology 34, 3 (2006): 278-285. Reprinted in Teaching the Sociology of Deviance. Bruce Hoffman and Ashley Demyan, eds. Sixth Edition. Washington D.C., American Sociological Association, 2008. Coauthored with Matthew Krain.
  • "The Impact of the Prison on the Juvenile Father". In Barrett, K. and George, B. (Eds). Race, Culture, Psychology, and Law. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Press, Pps. 361-372, 2005.
  • "Fathers in Prison" and "Parenting Programs." In Bosworth, M. (Ed.) American Encyclopedia of Corrections. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Press, 2005.
  • "Returning to Strangers: Newly Paroled Young Fathers and their Children". In Mary Pattillo, David Weiman, and Bruce Western (Eds.) Imprisoning America: The Social Effects of Mass Incarceration. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2004.
  • "Fatherhood Arrested: Parenting from within the Juvenile Justice System" (Vanderbilt University Press, 2002).


Nurse is an expert in criminology, juvenile delinquency, penology, and qualitative and quantitative research methods. In addition to her own research, she has been involved in evaluating both the Wayne County's juvenile diversion program and a fatherhood program offered to low-income men.