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M.A. in Sociology, Northeastern University, 1984
B.A. University of California at San Diego
Teresa Mayors is a Senior Lecturer in the Criminal Justice and Sociology department where she has taught since 1994. Her education includes a three-year N.D.E.A Fellowship to pursue graduate work in sociology at Northeastern University and undergraduate work at the University of California at San Diego with majors in Sociology and Philosophy and a minor in Spanish Literature.
Prior to coming to Curry, she was the Deputy Director of Research and Evaluation for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Public Safety, Office of Special Programs which administers federally funded grant money for OJJDP (Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention) and BJA (Bureau of Justice Assistance). These programs include the money allocated for the "war on drugs" or the "Byrne Grants." Prior to that, she worked in social science research at Northeastern (at the Center for Urban and Regional Economic Studies). In addition to her research work, she also served as the Northeastern Liaison to the Parcel 18 Task Force--a community organization devoted to ensuring enhanced opportunities for Roxbury during ongoing real estate development. Teresa has also worked as a researcher at the Center for Applied Social Research at Northeastern and at Boston University (the Center for Criminal Justice), the Middlesex County Sheriff, and the Hebrew Rehabilitation for the Aged. Her research has been focused primarily in the area of Criminal Justice.
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