Jacqueline Rhoden-Trader, Ph.D.

Jacqueline Rhoden-Trader, Ph.D. is Chair and Associate Professor of criminology in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences’ Criminal Justice department at Coppin State University and advisor to the Criminal Justice Honor Society Alpha Phi Sigma, Nu Zeta Chapter.  She is an applied social science researcher and policy analyst in the field of criminology. Having worked in both the private and public sectors, Dr. Rhoden-Trader brings creativity, sensitivity, and a wealth of experience in the areas of policy analysis, research and evaluation, systems and program development and training.  She also serves as an NGO consultant/representative and presenter at the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women and Girls annually since 2012.  Specific research interests include race and gender disparities across the globe, human trafficking, at-risk/disadvantaged youth, and crime and delinquency prevention with geo-spatial analysis, school retention, and youth development policy.  Dr. Rhoden-Trader has a proven track record n supporting students and faculty in activities that advance racial equity and improve youth outcomes.