B.A., University of California at San Diego
M.A. Northeastern University, Boston
Teresa Mayors earned a MA in Sociology from Northeastern University (1984). She is currently teaching courses in sociology and criminal justice at Curry College and Northeastern University. Prior to coming to Curry, she was Deputy Director of Research and Evaluation for the Office of Special Programs (formerly the Massachusetts Committee on Criminal Justice) at the Executive Office of Public Safety of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. There she administered and evaluated criminal justice grants funded by the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance--in particular, those associated with the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Grant Program. This program, commonly called the "war on drugs" provides assistance to police, corrections, and other areas associated with criminal justice in Massachusetts. She also worked in research for the Center from Criminal Justice as Boston University, the Middlesex County Sherriff, the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged, and at Northeastern University--at the Center for Applied Social Research and the Center for Urban and Regional Economic Studies.
Her teaching interests reflect her experience in criminal justice administration, program evaluation, and research. She teaches research methods, deviance and social control, criminology, and courses which look at the relationship between criminal and social justice. Her undergraduate majors in sociology and philosophy from UCSD have led to an persistent interest in social theory and she enjoys teaching social science theory courses as well. Her social science interests (both sociology and criminal justice) include dimensions of social stratification, including social class, gender, and race. She enjoys combining the theoretical and empirical dimensions of social science.
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Name: Teresa Mayors
Department: Criminal Justice and Sociology
Title: Senior Lecturer
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