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Drexel Criminology Post doctoral fellow Kathleen Powell

Kathleen Powell, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow in Criminology & Justice Studies
Department of Criminology and Justice Studies
Office: 3401 Market Street, 110
Phone: 215.895.6481


  • PhD in Criminal Justice, Rutgers - Newark, 2019
  • MS in Criminology, The University of Pennsylvania
  • BS in Criminology, The College of New Jersey

Research Interests:

  • Juvenile Delinquency & Justice
  • Crime and the Life Course
  • Corrections, Punishment and Inequality
  • Courts and the Legal Profession
  • Quantitative Research
  • Research Methods


Kathleen Powell is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Criminology and Justice Studies. She earned her PhD from the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers - Newark and her MS from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research broadly assesses the impacts of involvement with the justice system, with a focus on health and inequality over the life course.

Her dissertation studied the long-term consequences of involvement with the juvenile justice system for mental health. Powell has also worked on projects identifying the collateral consequences of incarceration for labor markets and family life, and the occupational health of public defenders. Her research projects utilize both quantitative and qualitative methods.