Sarah Daly, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Criminology, Law, and Society
  • Ph.D., Rutgers University - Newark
  • M.A., Rutgers University - Camden
  • M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame
About Sarah Daly, Ph.D.

I spent 11 years as a Spanish teacher and school counselor at a high school in Camden County, New Jersey. While working there, I realized how her students' education and lives were impacted by many factors outside of the school and pursued Master’s degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University – Camden, respectively.

To continue my education and pursue a career in the areas I loves most--criminology, teaching, and research—I completed a Ph.D. program in the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University-Newark where I focused on issues of school violence and mass shootings in the United States.

I consider myself incredibly lucky to have a profession in which I can help students, teach the subjects about which I am passionate, and work with faculty members who are committed to their students and share the same vision for the department. My favorite professional moments are those in which I can pique a student’s interest in a topic, book, or research, and I enjoy collaborating with students on my own research or their own ideas.

Phone 724-805-2689
Office Location
Courses Taught
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Policy Analysis
  • Research Methods
  • School Violence: Origins and Strategies
  • The Criminology of Race
  • The Etiology of Mass Violence
  • Urban Street Gang Prosecution