Assistant Professor of SociologyResearch Coordinator, COREOffice Location: 107 PARCPhone: (814) 898 6768Email: email@example.com ProfileBiography Nicole Shoenberger is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. She earned her Ph.D. at Bowling Green State University in Sociology with a core focus on Criminology and minors in Quantitative Methods and Family. Her research interests include criminal desistance, social inequalities within the criminal justice system, incarceration/institutionalization, the life course perspective, delinquency, deviance, and the family. Currently she is examining the effects of life course factors such as marriage and employment on criminal desistance with specific attention to how this process is affected by race, social class, and age. She is currently teaching sociology and criminology classes. Teaching SOC 001, Introductory Sociology SOC 012, Criminology Publications Articles Published in Referred Journals Shoenberger, N., Heckert, A., & Heckert, D. (2012). Techniques of Neutralization and Positive Deviance. Deviant Behavior, 33(10), 774-791. Other Scholarly Publications Shoenberger, N. (2012). Mothers and Fathers Exiting the Workforce in 2008 (FP-12-10). National Center for Family and Marriage Research. Retrieved from http://ncfmr.bgsu.edu/pdf/family_profiles/file113743.pdf Shoenberger, N. (2012). On the Road to Adulthood: Young Men’s Contact with the Criminal Justice System (Family Profile 11-14). National Center for Family and Marriage Research. Retrieved from http://ncfmr.bgsu.edu/pdf/family_profiles/file105783.pdf Papers Presented at Professional Conferences Shoenberger, N., Cernkovich, S., & Goodlin, W. (2009). Correlates and the Consequences of Delinquency Abstention Among Females. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Shoenberger, N., Heckert, A., & Heckert, D. (2008). Techniques of Neutralization and Positive Deviance. Paper presented at the Eastern Sociological Society, New York, NY. Shoenberger, N. (2006). Geographical Hot Spots of Violent Crime Associated with Alcohol Availability and Consumption in the United States. Paper presented at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London, England.