- Ph.D. Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, 1998
- M.S., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, 1994
- B.A., with Honors in English, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1991
Division of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University
- Association Professor, 2010-2014
- Graduate Coordinator, 2008-2014
- Assistant Professor, 2008-2010
Department of Criminal Justice, Indiana University, Bloomington
- Assistant Professor, 2003-2008
- Director of Undergraduate Affairs, 2004-2007
Center for the Study of Crime, Delinquency and Corrections, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
- Assistant Professor,1998-2003
- American Society of Criminology
- Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Major Fields of Expertise
- Correctional Policy
- Program Implementation
- Public Attitudes
- Research Design
Recent Publications and Reports
- Jody Sundt, Emily J. Salisbury, & Mark G. Harmon, (2016) “Is Downsizing Prisons Dangerous? The Effect of California’s Realignment Act on Public Safety.” Criminology and Public Policy, 15(2).
- Amanda Petersen, Emily J. Salisbury, and Jody Sundt. (2014). “Does Feminist Theory Matter?” In Francis T. Cullen, Pamela Wilcox, Jennifer L. Lux, and Cheryl Lero Johnson (eds.). Sisters in Crime Revisited: Bringing Gender into Criminology. NewYork: Oxford University Press.
- Jody Sundt, Renee Vanderhoff, Laura Shaver, and Sarah Lazzeroni. (2012). Oregonians Nearly Unanimous in Support of Reentry Services for Former Prisoners. Research in Brief, Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute, Portland State University, Portland, OR.
- Joy M. Pollack, Nancy L. Hogan, Eric G. Lambert, Jeffery Ian Ross, and Jody Sundt. (2012). “A Utopian Prison: Contradiction in Terms?” Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 28(1):60-76.
- Jody Sundt. (2011). Oregonians Report Broad Support for Policies that Could Reduce Prison Population. Research in Brief, Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute, Portland State University, Portland, OR.
- Jody Sundt. (2010). “Overcoming Student Resistance to Learning Research Methods: An Approach Based on Decoding Disciplinary Thinking.” Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 21(3): 266-284.
- Jennifer L. Hartman and Jody Sundt. (2010). "The Rise of Feminist Criminology: Freda Adler." In Francis T. Cullen, Cheryl Lero Jonson, Andrew J. Myer, and Freda Adler (eds.), The Origins of American Criminology: Advances in Criminological Theory. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers.
- James C. Roberts, Jody Sundt, and Harry R. Dammer (2010). “Continuity and Change in Prison Chaplaincy.” International Journal of Religion and Society, 1(2-3).
- SPEA-J 666: Criminal Justice Policy and Evaluation
- Associate Editor, Criminal Justice and Behavior, 2013-present
- Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 2008-2011
- Justice Quarterly, 2004-2007
- Journal of Crime and Justice, 2003-2006
American Society of Criminology
- Past Chair, Division on Corrections and Sentencing, 2007-2009
- Chair, Division on Corrections and Sentencing, 2005-2007
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
- Executive Board, Trustee, Region 3, 2003-2004
Awards & Recognition
- Faculty Fellow, Center for Academic Excellence, Portland State University, 2009
- Teaching Fellow, Faculty Learning Project, Indiana University, 2007
- Distinguished New Scholar Award, Division on Corrections and Sentencing, American Society of Criminology, 2006
- Dean’s Appreciation Award, College of Liberal Arts, Southern Illinois University, 2000
- Anderson Outstanding Paper Award. Awarded for “The Role of the Contemporary Prison Chaplain” by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 1999