Jennifer  Kenney

Assistant Professor

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Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work Columbia University – May 2014

Dissertation Title:  Understanding the Arrest Experiences of Women with Co-occurring Posttraumatic and Substance Abuse Disorders: An Application of General Strain Theory


Master of Public Health University of Minnesota – December 1998 – Focus on community health education

Master’s Thesis Title:  Wayside House: An Evaluative Study – Program evaluation of a women’s substance abuse inpatient treatment facility


Master of Social Work University of Minnesota – March 1998 – Focus on chemical dependency and criminal justice populations


Bachelor of Philosophy of Interdisciplinary Studies, Cum Laude, Miami University – May 1995 – Focus on holistic healthcare for low-income families

Research Interests

Women in the criminal justice system

Substance use


Mental health

Class and class transitions

Social welfare policy

Scholarship in the classroom

Selected Publications