Idonia K. Barrett, M.A.

Idonia K. Barrett, M.A. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. Ms. Barrett received her Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Criminal Law and Procedure from John Jay School of Criminal Justice in New York, NY, and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Human Service program with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Walden University. She teaches courses in Criminal Justice and Sociology from introductory, advanced, and special topics.  Ms. Barrett is interested in advancing the social conditions of the underserved and wanting to diminish the disparities of the injustices that occur within the criminal justice system. Her research interests are focused on parental incarceration and the impact on the family, the sex offender population as well as their victims, and offender reentry.  She received recognition as "Favorite Professor" for the 2013-2014 academic year by the Student Support Services and was nominated as "Female Faculty Member of the Year" from HBCU Digest for 2016. Ms. Barrett looks to promote professional attitudes among the student body and serve the surrounding community and beyond in efforts to make positive changes in the lives of those in need.