Dr. Shannon Womer Phaneuf

  • Shannon PhaneufProfessor and Assistant Chair

    Office: Wilson Hall, G-18

    Office Phone: 724-357-5606

    Email: S.Phaneuf1@iup.edu


    PhD Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, 2006
    MA Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, 1998
    BA Sociology and Criminal Justice, Youngstown State University, 1994

    Areas of interest

    School violence and security, criminological theory, corrections, crime prevention, and criminal justice ethics


    Shannon Womer Phaneuf received her doctorate in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland in 2006 and is currently a professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include school violence, crime prevention, public policy, corrections, criminological theory, and criminal justice ethics. She has numerous publications, including a book titled Security in Schools: Its Effect on Students. Her work has appeared in journals such as Criminal Justice Policy Review, Prison Journal, and Justice Policy Journal. Her most recent work was published in Hilinski-Rosick & Lee’s text Contemporary Issues in Victimology and is titled “Mass Shootings: Understanding the Complexities.”