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 Danielle McGurrin, Ph.D.
Danielle McGurrin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Internship Coordinator

Criminology & Criminal Justice

570F Urban Center Building
(503) 725-8356

Curriculum Vita (pdf)


Ph.D., Criminology, University of South Florida
M.S., Criminal Justice, Eastern Kentucky University
B.A., Sociology, with emphasis in Criminology, Ohio University

Dr. Danielle McGurrin is an Associate Professor of Criminology in the Division of Criminology & Criminal Justice. She earned her Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of South Florida and held a faculty position in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Stonehill College (Massachusetts), before joining the PSU CCJ Department.

Dr. McGurrin’s work focuses on white collar crime.  In particular, she is interested in the manner in which U.S. regulatory agencies monitor and enforce laws and regulations against corporations.  One of her more in-depth studies focused on the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s enforcement strategies and penalty assessments in the apparel industry.  Dr. McGurrin’s other work includes studies on the topic of economic victimization, environmental crimes, police sexual violence, criminalization of medical negligence, and corporate crime. In addition, Dr. McGurrin is a certified instructor in the Inside Out Prison Exchange program, is an member of the Alternatives to Violence Project and a member of the White Collar Crime Research Consortium. She also coordinates the internship program for CCJ on-campus undergraduate students.